Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #74: Volcan Poa

Volcan Poas.  Costa Rica.  January 2015.

Overview of the Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

The Poas Volcano National Park is situated in Costa Rica. The area of the park is approximately 25 square miles 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 950 feet 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.

Top Attractions

The Botos Crater lake
The Botos Crater is one of the top attractions of Poas Volcano National Park. The Botos crater lake is actually an attractive green water lake having a dimension of almost 900 feet. The Lake flows straight down from the mountain and finished to the Sarapiqui River. For about 7,500 years, the Botos crater hasn't erupted yet.

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.

Flora & Fauna
The Poas Volcano National Park is the home of more than eighty bird species, such as black guans, sooty robins, great curassows, squirrel cuckoos, hummingbirds and so on. Baird's tapirs, rabbits, squirrels, and bats are rarely seen. Plants including royal broom zorrillos, orchids, and poor man's umbrellas are renowned for having the biggest  leaves of any plant in Costa Rica.

Green/Yellow lagoon
One of the most available active volcanoes on earth, a flat hiking trails remain in the park resulting in an incredible view of the 2nd-widest crater in the earth.  The beautiful green/yellow lagoon is located at the center of it. It is  the most acidic and largest volcanic lagoon on a planet which is nearly 1000 feet in depth.

How to get to the Poas Volcano National Park

You can reserve a tour bus online or from any hotels near San Jose to visit the Poas Volcano National Park. You can also visit the park by the public bus from San Jose which is the cheapest way. 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.  I rented a car at San Jose airport and drove up there.  

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #73: Bear Country USA

Bear Country USA.  Rapid City.  South Dakota.  August 2014
Overview Of the Bear Country, USA
Bear Country is situated in Rapid City. The City represents the earth’s biggest collection of black bears. Having a relaxing 3 mile drive-thru this magnificent wildlife park located on 200 acres of Black Hills natural beauty wherever you'll see grizzly bears, black bears, as well as more than 20 other kinds of North American wildlife animals such as wolves, elk, and buffalo all straight from the convenience of your motor vehicle. Following the drive through trip, move to Babyland where you can watch baby bears play on the outside.

Top Attractions

Babyland is located in Bear Country, Rapid City. It is a home for little bears where they are raising securely. It is a privately owned park. After visiting the Bear Country Park, you must visit to spend some time with these baby bears. When you enter the park you will see 8-10 baby bears are playing in the trees. You can enjoy the whole scenery right in front of them. Although it will be a refreshing trip after visiting the Bear Country. It is situated near to the park, so it's not hard to be finding it. 

Bear Country-The Park
Bear Country is a park situated in Rapid City. It is one of the top attraction places of South Dakota. As you already know that the park is 200 acres in the area so it's a big park. You have to walk away or drive to visit the park.

The Drive Thru 
While driving through You can watch wildlife animals such as Arctic Wolves, Elk, Black Bears, Mountain Lions, Reindeer and so many kinds of other animals. The animals are beautiful and there are many kinds of bears are staying inside the park. You can feel the thrill when the bear will walk beside or in front of your vehicle. You can also enjoy the countryside through drive while watching the wildlife. It will be a memorable experience visiting this awesome park with your family.  

How to get in the Bear Country, USA
You can take a flight to Rapid City regional airport.  You need a car to visit this beautiful park.