Super close to San José, the Province of Cartago offer the best getaways from the bustling capital. The cool climate contrast with the warm and traditional people that inhabits the country-side of Costa Rica. These authentic farmlands make of this spot of one the most picturesque parts of the country, a land surrounded by volcanoes.

Turrialba Volcano National Park, or in Spanish the Parque Nacional Volcan Turrialba is a National Park in the Central Volcanic Conservation Area of Costa Rica that encompasses the area around the Turrialba Volcano in Cartago Province. The park is currently closed due to the ongoing eruptive episodes of the volcano, most recently from October, 2015 to July, 2016.

Major eruptions in the past include the years between 1864 and 1868. Volcanism increased in the park starting in 2014 and has featured ash clouds that have repeatedly impacted portions of Costa Rica with deposits of gritty soot and caused temporary closures of Juan Santamaría International Airport in the capital city of San Jose.

  • Be in the abandoned and closest town to our most active volcano.
  • On week days, visit the one-teacher school in the town of Central.
  • Amaze with the contrast of the farmlands and the lunar landscape of the burned forests.

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Entrance is free at Volcán Turrialba National Park
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