Irazu National Park
The Irazu Volcano is Costa Rica`s highest volcano. Located at 3420 meters above sea level, Irazu has been dormant for the last 4 decades, although in the late 60`s it had sever activity, affecting not only the neighbor city of Cartago but even all the way to San Jose. Irazu Volcano is a national park, and it can be visited any day from 8 to 3 PM. The climate is very cold, sometimes windy and sometimes even rainy. On a good day of visibility, you can look down to the craters of the volcano, or hike around the craters and the former crater lagoon. The views at the top are amazing, resembling the landscape seen on the moon. Visitors are able to walk and hike through a high altitude desert landscape or along incredible amazing trails. Irazu Volcano can be perfectly combined with a visit to the Lankester Gardens, or the city of Cartago and the Basilica de los Angeles Church, the most important and largest Catholic Church in Costa Rica. Irazu is located at only 1 hour from the city of Cartago, and 1 hour and a half from San Jose.