Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04218
An aerial view from the east shows the active summit crater of Irazú at the left center. This 600-m-wide crater has been the site of most of Irazú's historical eruptions. At the lower left is the Diego de la Haya crater, last active during the 18th century. The summit of the volcano is the centerpiece of Irazú National Park; forested valleys beyond the volcano are part of the Cordillera Volcánica Central Forest Reserve. Communication towers occupy the summit of the volcano at the upper left.
Photo by William Melson, 1986 (Smithsonian Institution).