Poás: A mountain with a temper
One of the most-visited volcanoes in Costa Rica is Poás, a 2,700-meter mountain located just north of Alajuela. At the end of long and winding roads, you’ll find an enormous crater with a smoking core, along with beautiful views of the surrounding highlands. The high altitude and strong sulfuric scent make Poás a (literally) breathtaking destination. You can also hike the surrounding trails and visit a tranquil crater lake.
A quick word of caution: Poás is still very active, and recently it’s been fairly explosive. Poás’ temperamental nature is part its charm, of course, and you may smile when the guáchiman asks you back into you parking space (to accelerate evacuation in the unlikely event of an eruption). Just keep abreast of updates, as no one knows exactly when the volcano will phreatically spill its guts. In the meantime, enjoy the panorama.
You may be interested
Government to discuss pandemic response with private sectorThe Tico Times - May 8, 2021
Government officials will discuss Costa Rica's pandemic response with representatives of other sectors, in context of new records in hospitalizations…
Costa Rica ends work week with new high in Covid hospitalizationsThe Tico Times - May 8, 2021
There are 1,175 people in Costa Rica hospitalized with Covid-19, a new record, the Health Ministry said in its Friday…
Authorities search for hiker missing in Chirripó NPAlejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2021
Update: Authorities located the hiker’s body on Saturday morning. Read more via La Nación. **** Costa Rican authorities are searching for…