The Poas Volcano National Park was established in 1971. It is an active composite volcano with a conical shape located in Costa Rica, Central America.
The area of the park is approximately 65 square kilometers and the peak is 8900 ft. The volcano is located in the Central Volcanic Conservation Region situated in the Alajuela Province. The main crater of Poas Volcano National Park is 290 meters deep and it's also pretty active with typical lava eruptions and small geyser. Two additional craters make-up areas of the Poas Volcano National park, the first crater is extinct Von Frantzuis and another is the Botos crater. The park is often shut down to visitors due to sulfuric gas emissions.
The national park has a great variety of bird species and mammals like shrews, weasels, squirrels, porcupines and rabbits, as well as flora species like Poor man's umbrella, tree-shaped ferns, and among others.
You will find 3 notable trails in the Poas Volcano National Park. Crater Trail is usually a 2,460 foot long way to the main crater. The Botos Lake Trail is actually a 1 / 2 mile long trail. The 30-minute hike finished at a beautiful picnic spot.
Poorman's umbrella trail
The park is located on National Route no.2 San Jose - Alajuela.
You can also visit the park by the public bus from San Jose. There are two buses goes to the park. One is a private bus departs from Parque La Merced and the other is a TUASA bus leaves from Avenida 2.
On my way from Volcan Poas to Jaco
To date, I have visited 28 National Parks, and counting!
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