Volcano Barva- Braulio Carrillo
The extinct volcano Barva is part of the Braulio Carrillo national park
It is an absolute insider tipp in the Costa Rican central valley
The volcano is about 25 km away from San José and baits with a bizarre landscape. The national park Braulio Carrillo and the extinct volcano Barva are obviously an unknown point on a Costa Rican tourist’s to do list.
Wonderful, lonely hike paths lead through an intact cloud forest, a little physical challenge which definitely worth it.
The volcano Barva is dead for a long time. It is part of the Braulio Carrillo national park, the biggest and most important one in the Central Valley. The last kilometers of the drive could eventually be a little bit ambitious, with a normal car even impossible.
From the entry of the park an interesting but also fairly hard path leads through the cloud forests. The atmosphere is so stunning; you won’t want to give your camera away!
The fog is normal here and is conducive to the eerie atmosphere in the forest.
A view into the crater lake of the 2.906 high volcano is possible from two different positions. Another path leads to the adventitious crater, called the "Lagoon Copey".
An exciting afternoon in the tropical cloud forest, lonely and calm with an impressive flora and fauna.
We from Alautentico are happy to recommend you this trip. It's not a tour we offer, just a recomendacion, what to do around San José.Please do this activity on your own.
Arrival: Late afternoon
entrance fee to the national park (about 10 $US), guide
Equipment: hiking boots, rain shield, sun protection, camera, binoculars