Poas Volcano towers 2,697-metre high into the clouds and is topped by one of the world’s largest volcanic craters.
The volcano is still active today but without any exposed melted lava. In the main stratovolcano caldera, you can see, when there are no codes, the lower crater filled with sulfur lake and bubbling gasses.
At the top of the mountain there are two craters, the main caldera of 1.5 km in diameter and 100 m deep, and the Botos lagoon, cold water lake filled by rain.
The beauty of this park is the fact that you can drive almost all the way up to the caldera rim and with a short easy 15 min walk from the parking lot you are arriving to the view deck overlooking the massive crater.
Allow yourself something around 2 hours to this park visit (not including the driving time), assuming you are doing the full 3.5 km hike else this can be much shorter visit.
Located in central Costa Rica relatively close to the capital city San Jose.
There are few rods leading the base of the mountain and from the junction of road 146 with road 120 there is only one road (120) that will lead you to the park entrance.
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