The Poas Volcano Tours, in Spanish Volcan Poas, is an active stratum volcano in central Costa Rica. Poas has erupted 39 times since 1828 Crater lakes there are two crater lakes near its summit.

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, Varra Blanca, Cinchona (the most affected area), the capital San Jose 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. Poas eruptions often include geyser-like ejections of crater-lake water Lake Botos is an inactive crater also located within the Poas Volcano National Park.

Apart from its volcanic activity, this national park offers four different habitats; this, in a relatively small area, is evidence of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity. The four habitats are the following: areas with scarce vegetation, a stunted forest, a cloud forest, and an area of arrayans. There are 79 species of birds in this park, including the robin, the hummingbird and the spectacular quetzal. Among the mammals found here, are the coyotes, long-tailed weasels, skunks and some small felines. If you see a green-yellow squirrel, take a good look at it, because it's the Poas green-yellow squirrel, and as its name suggests, it's only found in this park, and nowhere else in the whole world!

LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS

With over 3.5 kilometers of walking trails and 10 animal exhibits to enjoy, we recommend a minimum of 4 hours for your visit. However, if you would like to see every trail and thoroughly enjoy the time spent in the Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Garden, Serpentarium, Frog Exhibit, Tica House, Trout Lake and our bird watching areas, you will probably want to stay the whole day.

Our Attractions

Five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, safe hiking trails, aviary with 40 species of birds, toucan feeding, marmoset monkeys, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory and butterfly gardens, butterfly laboratory, two-toed sloths, Capuchin (white-faced) monkeys, black-handed spider monkeys, hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), Jaguar, pumas, ocelots, jaguarundi, margays, casita de la paz with petting zoo and ox cart, ranarium (frog exhibit), orchid exhibit, heliconia exhibit, bromeliad exhibit. All of these offered at one place makes us the best eco park in Costa Rica.

DEPARTURE - RETURN :

6:30a.m. - 5:00p.m

RECOMMENDATIONS :

You get to see active volcano along with ash columns and beautiful landscape.

WHAT TO BRING :

Hiking shoes or tennis, Comfortable clothes, Jacket or raincoat, Insect repellent, Camera

INCLUDES :

A/C Transportation from/to your home rental or Hotel in Jaco or Los Suenos, Professional guides and equipments, Entrance fees to the park, Entrance fees to La Paz Waterfall Gardens , Lunch at La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Poas Volcano Tours

Poas Volcano Tours, he Poas Volcano Tours, in Spanish Volcan Poas, is an active stratum volcano in central Costa Rica. Poas has erupted 39 times since 1828 Crater lakes there are two crater lakes near its summit. 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, Varra Blanca, Cinchona (the most affected area), the capital San Jose and the Central Valley region of Costa Rica...

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