Welcome to Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú

Looming on the horizon 19km (as the crow flies) northeast of Cartago, Irazú, which derives its name from the indigenous word ara-tzu (thunder-point), is the largest and highest (3432m) active volcano in Costa Rica. In 1723 the Spanish governor of the area, Diego de la Haya Fernández, watched helplessly as the volcano unleashed its destruction on the city of Cartago (one of the craters is named in his honor). Since... Read More

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