The Lost Hikes at Turrialba Volcano National Park
UPDATE: February 2020 – SINAC announced the possibility of resuming official tours into the Turrialba national park. The outline calls for 4 groups of 35 visitors each day participating in a two hour hike accompanied by trained guides. The required infrastructure and trails are ready but local landowners are blocking access claiming the road to the park is private. The matter is being litigated and there is no estimate when tours might be able to commence.
It seems insignificant when people are losing their farms to the ash fall from the eruptions of Turrialba volcano but the Costa Rican national parks system suffered a big loss when they had to close the park and trails in 2015. It is one of Costa Rica’s finest and the trails in and around the craters were varied, beautiful and incredibly photogenic.