Irazu is an active complex shield volcano, and the highest active volcano in Costa Rica standing 11,260 ft (3,432m) above sea level.
Irazu is a fairly quiet volcano that has turned into a tourist attraction. While it has erupted twenty-three times since 1723 with large explosive and pyroclastic flows, it is now a part of the Irazu Volcano National Park – a conservation and reforestation initiative in the Cartago Province.
When visiting the park, most people find the summit shrouded in clouds and dense fog, due to the high altitude. It is a popular spot to visit year round and even better when you can see more than a few meters ahead of you.