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Turrialba Volcano National Park

Region: Central
Location: Cartago province, 40 miles east of San Jose
Size: 3,900 acres
National Park since: July 30, 1995
Highlights: Turrialba volcano
Facilities: cafe

Similar to Irazu volcano, due to look and proximity, Turrialba has hiking trails offering views of the lava flows that once ran down the volcano. The last major eruption took place in 1866 even though there is still fumarolic activity at the highest peak.

The summit offers views of the Atlantic and other neighboring volcanos: Brava, Poas & Irazu.


Area de Conservacion Cordillera Volcanica Central (ACCVC)
Apartado Postal 10104-1000
San Jose, Costa Rica
Main: 506-290-8202
Lodge: none

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above photo courtesy of
Dominic Sherony