Costa Rica day tours

san jose city tour

If you are staying in San Jose downtown, walking you can visit many tourist attractions such as: Museums, the National Theater which is a jewel of neoclassical architecture. You could also visit the Handicraft Market, located on the 6th Avenue between streets 5 and 7.

On central avenue you can visit the Central Market of San Jose, where you will learn more about Costa Rican traditions and culture.

At night you can have a romantic dinner or enjoy unforgettable moments with friends at the lookout Ram Luna Restaurant. From there you will have a spectacular view of the city.

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irazu volcano tour

The weather at Irazú Volcano is very unstable.

If you are planning to visit the Irazú Volcano, it is important to take into consideration that the weather is very variable there, sometimes in the rainy season the fog makes it a little difficult to see the crater correctly. “It will not always be cloudy. “

It is important that you bring a coat because the temperature is almost always very cold. You could also bring some waterproof coat because it could rain. In summer time (December to April) there are more possibilities to enjoy the beautiful views from the irazu volcano. The dry season in Costa Rica is usually from (December to April) and the rainy season would be from (May to November).

Occasionally it might be completely cloudy and at any moment the sky clears having the opportunity to see the majestic crater of the Volcano. Or sometimes the sky is clear and in minutes it could be completely cloudy.

road to irazu volcano
Beautiful landscapes on the way to the Volcano Irazu

There is more chance to have good weather conditions in the mornings.

Observing the crater with a clear weather is an unforgettable experience, in addition to the journey to the volcano there are many majestic landscapes for which it is worth making the trip.

If you are booking a guided tour to Irazú Volcano because someone guarantees that the volcano will be clear. Please, do not believe it, because that is very difficult to predict.

irazu volcano national park

Fog in Irazu Volcano

The vegetation of the park is mostly páramo that has survived the ash eruptions and the acidity of the land. Once we get away from the crater you can see secondary forest.

vegetation in Irazu volcano
The vegetation of the Park

The wildlife in the Irazu Volcano is very scarce. One of the animals that frequent the national park and have become accustomed to humans are the coatis.

at the volcano irazu

Coatis at Irazú Volcano
wildlife at irazu volcano
Coatis at Irazú Volcano

The Irazú Volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica, with an altitude of 3,432 above sea level. It is very easy to visit from San José, there is access by road to the volcano. This beautiful volcano is a popular tourist spot in Costa Rica, visited by thousands of tourists every year.

You can see here the exact location of the Irazu Volcano on the map.

costarican volcanoes

Costa Rica’s volcanoes are covered mostly by forests and lush vegetation. These volcanoes are related to the collision or subduction of the Cocos and Caribbean plates.
Below is a summary of the most visited volcanoes in Costa Rica.

The Irazu VolcanoIrazu Volcano tour San Jose

It is an active stratovolcano located in the central volcanic mountain range of Costa Rica, is located about 32 km north of the city of Carthage and has an altitude of 3,432 meters. Being the highest volcano in Costa Rica. The temperature in the Irazu Volcano is Between -6 ° C to 17 ° C degrees.

How to get to the volcano Irazu?

Buses traveling to the Irazu Volcano, leave from San José, in front of the Hotel Costa Rica, Second Avenue.
There is a sign that says Volcan Irazu Route 307. Buses run Monday through Friday at 08:00 am, returning at 12:30 pm from the Irazu Volcano.

From Saturday to Sunday and holidays, the bus leaves San Jose at 8:00 am and returns from Irazu Volcano at 12:30 pm. The bus service is provided by the company Buses Metropolis, the route is approximately 54km (2 hours duracción) The bus stops in Cartago, then continues to the Volcan Irazu. For information please call: 2536-6052.
The cost of the bus is about $ 10 which includes round trip.

Entrance fee to Volcan Irazu National Park.

National and Residents 1,000 adults, 500 children.
Foreigners: $ 15 adults, $ 5 children.

Or you could take one of the day tours to the Irazu Volcano. Which includes pick-up at the hotel where you are staying within the area of San Jose.

The Turrialba volcano

volcan turrialba
It is a volcanic cone located in the district of Santa Cruz, in the canton of Turrialba, Cartago. It is located in the Central Volcanic Range of Costa Rica, giving name to the Turrialba Volcano National Park. It has a height of 3340 m above sea level, the second highest volcano in Costa Rica, surpassed in height only by the Irazu Volcano.

The Poas Volcano

volcano poas costa rica
Covers an area of approximately 65 km² (16,000 acres). It is the country’s oldest national park, founded on January 25, 1971. Its main attraction is the Poas Volcano, a stratovolcano and one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica d. It is located in the province of Alajuela, 45 km Northwest of San José, within the conservation area of the Cordillera Central. Also among its attractions are: An extensive cloud forest and Botos Lagoon which has a green color due to the amount of sulfuric acid in water.  

How to get from San Jose to Poas Volcano? Well you can take a public bus in TUASA bus terminal, which is located in front of the Church of La Merced in San Jose, to take you to the city of Alajuela.
From the TUASA station in Alajuela where the bus stops running from San Jose, you must walk 200 meters to the south, there take the bus that leaves at 09:00am to the Poas Volcano. The same bus returns at 2:00 pm from the volcano.

Or if you prefer you can take one of our daily tours to Poas Volcano, which include pick up service to and from the hotel where you are staying within the area of ​​San Jose.

The Miravalles Volcano

miravalles volcano costa rica
It is a stratovolcano located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It has several boilers that were formed as a result of several massive eruptions of pyroclastic flow between 0.6 and 1.5 million years ago. Its altitude is 2028 m.

The Rincón de la Vieja Volcano

It is located in northwestern Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. It has a height of 1,916 meters and the last eruption occurred in February 1998. At the cusp has at least nine eruptive openings. El Volcan Rincon de la Vieja is one of the active volcanoes of Costa Rica.

The Arenal Volcanocombo-tour

It is located in the province of Alajuela. (La Fortuna) has a height of 1,670 meters. The volcano is located within the Arenal Volcano National Park.
The last activity was in 1968. Since then constantly emits gases and water vapor, plus some explosions emission of pyroclastic materials and sometimes loud rumblings are heard. His frequent activity, make the Arenal volcano is the most active of Costa Rica and is one of the most visited national parks by thousands of tourists from around the world each year either for its thermal waters or for its scenic beauty.

Come visit and explore the Costa Rican volcanoes with us. We will be happy to help you make your holiday a success.