Poás Volcano

The Poás Volcano, in Spanish Volcán Poás, is an active stratovolcano in central Costa Rica. Poás has erupted 39 times since 1828.

Crater lakes

There are two crater lakes near its summit. The northern lake is known as the Laguna Caliente. It is one of the world's most acidic lakes, with a pH of almost 0, and as a consequence supports little or no aquatic life. Lake Botos, the southern lake, fills an inactive crater, which last erupted 7500BP. It is cold and clear, and is surrounded by a cloud forest located within the Poás Volcano National Park.

Eruptive history

It was near the epicenter of a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in January 2009 that killed at least forty people and affected Fraijanes, Vara Blanca, the capital San José and the Central Valley region of Costa Rica.

It also has had eruptive activity in 2009 involving minor phreatic eruptions and landslides within the northern active crater. Poás eruptions often include geyser-like ejections of crater-lake water.

See also

  • List of volcanoes in Costa Rica

References

External links

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Moad Rgeyi
28 July 2015
Don't leave before you see Poas's marvelous crater, the rainforest is spectacular with hundreds if not thousands of different plants and trees hiding all sorts of Costa Rican birds
Damon Sununtnasuk
11 March 2019
Beautiful but a very short experience. A 10 minute walk up a paved path for a 20 minute viewing. Must purchase timed tickets in advance for $15 USD.
Pedro Cambra
2 August 2015
Try to go with a tour or rent a car, the bus that departs at 9.15 from Alajuela arrives too late to see anything, at least on rainy season.
Laura Badilla
3 September 2012
Caminar el recorrido de este letrero a la laguna, es de 11min solamente. Asi q si van al parque, no hagan caso a los 30min q dice el letrero! Animo, todos pueden llegar! Ademas es un bonito sendero
Alberto Alfaro
2 February 2016
Hay varios senderos bien marcados y en asfalto la mayoría, por lo que es accesible para todos, el volcán no siempre se deja ver, en la página del ovsicori hay fotos actualizadas cada 10 seg
Nano XX
11 January 2016
Ta re bueno para visitar. Corre mucho viento y el sol se siente fuerte a esa altura, así que llevar abrigo y si no protector, por lo menos gorro. Los domingos se remil llena.
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