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Irazú Volcano National Park, situated in Costa Rica's Cartago province, is home to the country's tallest active volcano, Irazú. The park covers over 2000 hectares, with the volcano towering at 3,432 meters. Its landscape features four craters, with the main one, Diego de la Haya, containing an acidic green lake that changes colour due to mineral content. The volcano often provides panoramic views stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. The altitude significantly influences the climate, resulting in chilly temperatures and a tundra-like ecosystem.

The flora and fauna are adapted to the unique volcanic soils and high altitudes. Visitors can encounter a mix of tropical and subalpine vegetation like ferns, mosses, and shrubs. The area hosts a variety of birds like the flame-coloured tanager and other wildlife, including coyotes, rabbits, and armadillos. The park’s surreal landscape, formed by ancient eruptions, offers popular activities like hiking along trails leading to the crater rims and viewpoints.

Culturally significant to the indigenous peoples and locals, Irazú holds spiritual value and features in folklore. Efforts are made to conserve its delicate ecosystem and unique geology, with regulations limiting visitor impact.

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Geeky Facts about Irazu Volcano

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Irazú Volcano's name comes from the indigenous word "Istarú," meaning "thunder mountain.

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It's the highest volcano in Costa Rica, standing at 3,432 meters.

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The last significant eruption occurred in 1963, coinciding with U.S. President John F. Kennedy's visit to the country.

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