Get to know the 5 active volcanoes in Costa Rica.

Here are some tips for when you visit them

Visiting volcanoes and national parks is a unique experience for both tourists and nationals, and Costa Rica offers you a variety of options for you to visit.

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Poás Volcano

Irazú Volcano

Turrialba Volcano


Keep in mind that each volcano has different restrictions due to the current COVID situation.

Plan your trip 

Due to the country’s situation, it is important that you seek information in advance about the operation of the parks.

So you can reserve your space in the different tours that they offer you.

Here you get information about the national parks.

Travel with the right gear

The visit to the volcano usually includes a hiking route in the surroundings, so it is convenient to have the right footwear to walk a few kilometers where you can enjoy the landscape.

We also advise you to bring comfortable clothing and a coat, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, and a bottle of water.

Follow the prompts

It is advised that the rules established by the authorities of the area are followed at all times. If an area is closed because it is considered unsafe, don’t risk it.

Many people have had accidents because they ignored warnings from authorities.

Find an authorized guide

Although it is possible to visit some volcanoes with a guide or independently, in others, especially those that are active, it is necessary to have an authorized person to guide the route. It is essential to follow the guide’s instructions at all times.

Remember that visiting a volcano implies direct contact with the environment. For this reason, it is important to respect the environment, not disturb the animals or uproot, collect or extract plants and minerals, as well as alter any other natural element.

Follow these tips to make your experience unique, tell us in the comments which of these volcanoes you already know

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