- Encounters with locals
- Park and garden
At the meeting point of 3 tectonic plates, Costa Rica has 116 volcanoes on its territory, of which 7 are still active. Turrialba is one of the most active volcanoes, along with Irazu and Arenal.
Its last major eruption, in November 2014, projected ash as far as the capital San José, about 50 kilometers from the crater. Its summit is formed of 3 craters of which one is active and very closely monitored.
There are 2 ways to get to the volcano: an approximately 4 hour hike for the sporty or a 3 hour horse back ride.
This is an interesting volcano to see if you're traveling around Costa Rica but I prefer its neighbor, Irazu. I thought it was much more attractive, with a beautiful jade colored lake in its crater.