It was my first up close and personal with a volcano! One beautiful January day my Costa Rican friends took me on a trip to see this beauty. It's about an hour drive from San José and luckily there is no extensive hiking involved. Although if you wanted to there are some trails you can try out. It is the highest still active volcano in Costa Rica (3432m above sea level!) and the water inside the crater is being watched closely as it apparently changes colour before eruptions.