The water in the crater of the Irazu volcano is garish green, and it can be observed when looking down from above the throat at 3432 m high.
The Irazu, the highest volcano in Costa Rica is not known as an absolute threat, but is considered the most unpredictable volcano in the country. The last eruption was quite delicate in 1993, in 1963 the Irazu collapsed very powerfully. The garish green color appears because the crater is an acid lake.
Irazu is located in the "Parque Nacional del Volcan Irazu", one of the central volcanic mountain range. From the top of the volcano it can be seen (with good weather) both seas of Costa Rica: the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.
The Irazu Volcano is just 30 miles away from Cartago, and can be reached with the daily bus service, which stops in the ticket booth. You pay an entrance fee of U.S. $ 15. There is a small cafe and a gift shop at the entrance
Dress warmly at this altitude, even snow has been reported.
Tours: We offer daily tours, from 1 participant to the volcano Irazu. We offer the tour as a half day tour or the full day visiting the Orosi valley and Lankester botanical gardens.