Phone: (506) 2482- 2165
Website: www.costarica-nationalparks.com/poasvolcanonationalpark.html


Summary:

Known as one the largest active craters in the world with a diameter of 1 mile, the Poas Volcano National Park welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Its impressive geography makes this place one of the most visited spots in Costa Rica.Click on [+info] for more information.


The park has an extension of approximately 16,000 acres; the summit is 8,900 feet (2,708 m). One of the very attractive features about Poas is that you can get all the way to the edge of the crater and admire its awesome natural beauty.

The crater is 950 feet deep. At the bottom there is a small turquoise lake of sulfurous steaming water. Two more craters make up parts of the park, the extinct Von Frantzuis crater and the Botos crater. Botos is a beautiful cold green water lake with a diameter of 1,200 feet. Well marked trails will take you in different directions to see these attractions.

Address (How to get there)

From the International Airport go to the city of Alajuela. From there head north following the signs to Fraijanes, Poasito and Volcan Poás. Please keep in mind for your own safety that, except for the main highways, most of these roads are winding, narrow and, unfortunately, a few are in bad condition. However, most of the drives are very scenic, which compensates for the inconveniences.There is public bus service every day from Tuasa Terminal in San Jose at 8 a.m. and from Tuasa terminal in Alajuela departing at 9:00 a.m.