Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

5 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Costa Rica January 25 to January 30, 2021


HIGHEST VOLCANOES OF COSTA RICA (Jan. 2021)
 - Famous volcano day hikes near San Jose, all visited on budget DIY day-hike. 
- Irazu Volcano (3,432masl) is Costa Rica's highest volcano and the easiest to visit as there is a direct transportation near to the crater, almost no hiking needed but with the highest altitude gain of 2,200m from where the bus terminal located in the city
- Turrialba Volcano (3,340masl) is Costa Rica's 2nd highest volcano, the most expensive to visit and the most active that's why hiking trail is not always open to public. 
- Barva Volcano (2,906masl) is Costa Rica's 3rd highest volcano and the most challenging among these three due to 16km back trail distance and 700m altitude gain with limited bus departures

Jan. 26, 2021 Tue (Turrialba Volcano, 2nd highest)
1000H ETD San Jose; bus 1,545
1200H ETD Turrialba; bus to Sta. Cruz 800
1300H ETA Turrialba Volcano junction; taxi 20,000; Turrialba Volcano Viewpoint (close trail) 
1515H ETD Turrialba Volcano; bus 1,370
1700H ETD Cartago; bus 670
1730H ETA San Jose
TOTAL: 24,385 CRC (40 USD) 

Jan. 27, 2021 Wed (Barva Volcano, 3rd highest) 
0515H ETD San Jose; bus 585
0600H ETA Heredia Market; walk to Ave 4 / Calle 1
0625H ETD Heredia; bus #433 710
0700H ETA Sacramento junction bus (1,900masl)
Barva Volcano Entrance (close trail) (2,618masl)
1300H ETD Sacramento; bus #433 710
1415H ETD Heredia; bus 455
1500H ETA San Jose
TOTAL: 2,460 CRC (4 USD)

Jan. 28, 2021 Thu (Irazu Volcano, the highest)
Irazu Entrance ticket reservation 17 USD (cc) 
Walk to Sabana Estadio for Irazu Volcano day trip; 0800H ETD San Jose; bus 2,600 (1,150masl)
0930H ETA Irazu Volcano (3,200masl)
1000H Irazu Reservation Ticket checked; Irazu Volcano (3,432masl) Crater walk
1230H ETD Irazu Volcano; 2,000
1430H ETA San Jose
TOTAL: 4,600 CRC + 17 USD = 25 USD

Note:
1. These Volcano day trips are the EASIEST to navigate among the Volcano Dayhike Series that I've done in Central America (Guatemala dayhikes has the hardest).
2. These Volcano day trips are the MOST EXPENSIVE to navigate among the Volcano Dayhike Series I've done in Central America (Guatemala dayhikes has the cheapest).
3. Irazu Volcano bus departures from San Jose is only 0800H daily and return at 1230H. Entrance ticket reservation required via https://serviciosenlinea.sinac.go.cr/
4. Turrialba Volcano hiking trail is an easy trek if in case open to public. Reservations required for entrance via https://serviciosenlinea.sinac.go.cr/
5. Barva Volcano has an easy trail also with 8km distance walking from the Sacramento junction bus stop to the entrance, it's hard to hitchhike as cars are very seldom. 

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

Visiting the Costa Rica's Top 3 Highest Volcanoes

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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