Turrialba Volcano

Where is It?

16 kms from the town of Turrialba in the Turrialba Volcano National Park, Part of the Central Volcanic Mountain Range Turrialba-from-airplane

How Tall is It?

Summit Elevation: 3340m (10,958ft)

Volcano Type

Stratovolcano

Type of Activity

Explosive

How Old is It?

8,300 years old

The Last Big Eruption

Turrialba - Blue skies from plane

1866

Did You Know?

  • There are no paved roads to the top.  Contact us for for an unforgettable tour.

  • It is the eastern-most active volcano in Costa Rica

  • The main crater is 800 x 2200 meters wide and is composed of three craters in all.

  • Turrialba currently has strong fumarolic activity. The potential of a major eruption is high, and if it does erupt, it could devastate many parts of the Central Valley and San Jose area.

  • It is located opposite the Irazu Volcano and is sometimes referred to as Irazu's twin volcano. 

A Bit of History

Over the past few years, Turrialba has had increased activity. With newly burned areas caused by acute acidification, pastures have turned yellowish near the upper areas. Signs of a possible new eruption in the near to medium future are getting stronger and the national park is currently closed due to the eruptive activity.

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