POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
Poás Volcano overlooks 14,000 acres (5,666 ha) of various habitats that make up Poas Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Poás). Poás Volcano National Park is one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanos, making it an awesome place to visit. At a height of 8,885 ft (2,708 m), Poás remains one of Costa Rica’s largest and most active volcanoes. This fact alone is enough to attract thousands of visitors per year.
A desolate expanse of rock rises up on all sides to enclose a surreal, milky turquoise lake at the top of Poas volcano. Within the crater you can often see misty fumaroles of smoke, hinting at the volatile energy that forged this harsh, ruptured landscape.
After a drive past strawberry farms and coffee plantations, you’ll arrive at a viewing platform perched on the summit of Poas to look down into the vast bowl of the crater – it’s an incredible panorama and one of Costa Rica’s most famous sights.