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Poás Volcano


Location: Poas Volcano National Park

Area: 65 km²

Nearest Railhead:

Nearest Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport

How to reach: Bus ride

Famous for: Volcano

Months Open: All year

Best time to visit: January thru April


Costa Rica located in the isthmus of Central America is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Its sustainable tourism, including adventure sports, hiking, surfing along with its rainforests, lovable wildlife coupled with the simplicity and pure way of living by its local population, Costa Rica beckons one to unravel the mysteries of this small nation that holds environment and related policies as well as its stunning landscapes to high regard. Known for its volcanoes both extinct and active, Costa Rica finds itself amidst towering misty volcanic peaks, its rich coastlines, and lush rainforests. The biggest open volcano in the world is the Poas Volcano. The crater of the volcano is almost one mile wide and 1050 feet in depth. The Poás Volcano is an energetic 2,708-metre (8,885 feet) stratovolcano in fundamental Costa Rica and can be situated within Poas Volcano National Park. It's erupted 40 days since 1828, for example, in April 2017 when people and inhabitants were evacuated. As of September 1, 2018, the playground takes booking and has reopened with access to the crater monitoring region. Paths to the museum in the visitor center in addition to Lake Botos remained closed. The volcano is an emblem. Water in the lake evaporating is seeping through cracks from the stone and constructing pockets of steam.

What to see

Volcano near San Jose, coffee tour, hiking trails




Señor Miguel Alfaro listed the first observation of an eruption in Poas in 1828. Alfaro clarified ash and cubes were ejected from the port covered in fires, which is connected to the burning of sulfur. During the eruption, ash was transported and deposited in the town of Esparza, situated approximately 80 km to the southwest. In 1889 a phreatic eruption happened to create a 70-meter-high pillar of ash and sand. Eruptions occurred for the years after observations in 1903, 1904 and 19059. The 1905 eruption ejected and was explosive bombs 500 meters.


The largest historical eruption happened in 191015. In this eruption, a pillar of steam ash climbed bombs, and 8 km were ejected from the port. The height of the eruption column falls around 35 km from the vent. The explosions were so big that they made craters. A total of eight 105 m3 of tephra was ejected in this eruption as having a diameter of 150 m after the volcano, and the crater lake has been listed.


In 2014, a webcam placed in the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica captured the moment when a dark cloud burst about 1,000 feet in the air from a massive crater of their Poás Volcano. This volcano remains active today. Poás is just one of 9 volcanoes now tracked by the Deep Earth Carbon Degassing Project.


What to see


-Poas Volcano National Park


The playground includes a paved street that goes all of the way into the edge of the crater. The park is among those couples at Costa Rica that's nearly completely wheelchair friendly. Therefore, tourists can love the beauty of the Poas Volcano.


-Coffee Tour


A coffee tour within a genuine coffee farm is a place where you will learn the methods utilized to create a number of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world.


-Hiking trails


The Botos Lake Trail contributes to a lagoon from the Botos crater and is a half-hour trek from the focal point.


-Territorio de Zaguates


It's the "Property of Strays." If you're a puppy lover, then you definitely should see Zaguates. They're a home for at least 1300 dogs.


-La Paz Waterfall


La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a nature reserve that boasts over a hundred species of wildlife and miles of hiking trails.


-Laguna De Hule


The "Laguna de Hule" or "Rubber Lagoon", as it could be translated into the English language, is among the less known all-natural attractions of Costa Rica. This lagoon is an immense volcanic crater located near Costa Rica's Central Volcanic Mountain variety, more only a couple of kilometers the most visited playground of the nation.


How to reach




Located just 3km from Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela is more economical and faster to achieve than San Jose.


By San Jose or choose an automobile or a bus.


From Road


Poas Volcano is one of the greatest places to go to in Costa Rica. It is easy to navigate and get there by public transportation. You have to get out of San Jose to Alajuela (city situated on the north in the airport) by public bus (price around 1$).


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