We stayed at a really great Bed & Breakfast: Debbie Kings Country Inn. This was once a coffee plantation, now converted to a B&B. Imagine my excitement when Debbie King told us she could drive us to the crater of Irazu. From there she was unclear about any hiking in and around the crater. We left the B&B at 8:00 A.M.. The drive up to the crater is really scenic. It takes you right to the crater. From here we walked down to view the crater. Really spectacular. There is a high point above the crater. This looked to be about 1500 feet. We put on our packs and walked up the paved road, about 1- 1.5 miles in length.There is nothing arduos about this hike. There is great scenery to your left as you make the short trek up the road. The road is steep in a couple of places. However, once you get to the summit and look down into the crater, life seems so much better. I had the chance to view one of Natures Marvels. On a clear day you can see the Pacific and the Carribean. The clouds swirled and danced around my feet. I was taken to a better place. We had the summit all to ourselves. Although this is not a long or very challenging hike, for me the pureness of the beauty makes this one worth it!