General aspects of Irazú Volcano National Park

The Irazú Volcano National Park was created on July 30th, 1955. Its name probably comes from a native word “Istarú”, which means Thunder and Earthquake Mountain. This National Park has two scenic areas: The Craters area and Prusia area. Visitors can enjoy trails and do recreational activities. Irazú...

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Autor Principal: Varela, Alejandra
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/12243
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22598
Sumario: The Irazú Volcano National Park was created on July 30th, 1955. Its name probably comes from a native word “Istarú”, which means Thunder and Earthquake Mountain. This National Park has two scenic areas: The Craters area and Prusia area. Visitors can enjoy trails and do recreational activities. Irazú summit (3432 m a.s.l.) offers a variety of attractions: volcanic landsforms (craters, crater lakes, cones), and elsewhere it is possible to find species common of subalpine paramo elevations.