Poás Volcán National Park Tavel Guide

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  • Poás Volcán National Park Tavel Guide

Poás Volcano National Park covers an area of approximately 65 square kilometres, and one of the attractive features about Poás is that you can get all the way to the edge of the crater.

There are two crater lakes near the summit - the extinct Von Frantzuis crater and the Botos crater. Botos is a beautiful cold, green water crater lake, which last erupted in 7500 BC. The northern lake is the Laguna Caliente ("hot lagoon"), which is one of the world's most acidic lakes.

The park is home to 79 bird species, and it is also maintains a variety of wild plant and animal species. The lower slopes of Poás are covered with fruit farms and huge ornamental flower farms. You'll rarely see more flowers in one spot. If you love adventure and nature, then you must not have come to the wrong place!