Irazu National Park
At 11,260 feet in elevation, Irazu is considered an "active volcano" however the last major eruptions were from 1963-1965. There are 4 craters at the volcano's summit. The unique color of the lake located in Diego de la Haya Crater is due to the dissolving of minerals on the crater walls from rainfall.
Wildlife is scarce but the following species have been seen in the area: cottontail rabbit, coyotes, armadillos, porcupoine, weasels, tiger cats, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and mountain robins.
The best time to visit is between March and April, the dry season. There are many hiking trails in the park to enjoy.
photo courtesy of Dirk van der Made
Area de Conservacion Cordillera Volcanica Central (ACCVC)
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above photo courtesy of
Gilbert Corrales Villalobos