07 February 2007

Volcan Irazu

We did a little sightseeing today and headed out toward Cartago and the Irazu Volcano. Irazu is the highest volcano in Costa Rica. There have been at least 23 eruptions since 1723. The most recent was from 1963 to 1965. It showered San Jose and the neighboring towns with ashes for about 2 years.

Here is a view looking down into the crater. Its about 300 meters deep with a diameter of 1,050 meters.

It was such a clear day you could actually see the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.

Later in the afternoon we went to the Jade Museum in San Jose to view acient Costa Rican arts and crafts.

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