Irazu Volcano National Park

Local nameParque Nacional Volcán Irazu, Sector Prusia
LocationCartago, Costa Rica

Irazú Volcano National Park, or in Spanish the Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú, is a National Park in the Central Conservation Area of Costa Rica that encompasses the area around the Irazú Volcano in Cartago Province which incorporates what used to be the Ruben Torres Rojas Forest Reserve now called the Prusia Forest Reserve. The volcano is still active although the last major eruptions were between 1963 and 1965, with occasional minor eruptions and some small lava flows since that time.

The park is the site of a reforestation project to restore the area which was destroyed by the eruptions. The forest is made up of conifers and other exotic and native species and also a native forest consisting mainly of oaks and alder, protecting the watershed of the Reventado River.

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Opening hours

8 am - 3:30 pm



More information and contact


Official website

Costa Rica Guide website

Phone +506 2551-9398

Address Costa Rica

Coordinates 9°57'13.274" N -83°52'53.616" E

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