Irazu Volcano National Park
The national park protects the colossus of Irazú, an active volcano of 3,432 meters, which is the highest in Costa Rica. Irazú has a long history of eruptions and eruptive cycles. Its geological features include the main craters of Playa Hermosa and Diego de la Haya, as well as the highest point of the massif from which you can see the Caribbean and the Pacific on a clear day. The nice thing about the Irazú Volcano is you can drive right up to the main crater at the top. Visitors’ facilities at the main crater include bathrooms, picnic tables, and a small snack bar to get food and warm drinks, which can be nice since the average temperature is a chilly 7.2º C. There are trails, a ranger station and parking. The park is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and it is recommended to visit early in the morning as swirling clouds usually engulf the summit later in the day.