A new crater, formed on the north wall of the mountain, attracts attention of geologists and volcanoes experts. The Poas Volcano National Park is one of the most visited protected areas in Costa Rica. It is located only 47 kilometers away from most of the hotels in San Jose. During the year, many local and foreign visitors enjoy amazing nature tours not only to know the park, but especially to see the giant “face to face”.
This fantastic volcano is a preferred destination for guided tours, student travels and many family vacations packages because of the exuberant nature that surrounds the two craters and the exciting landscapes from the top.
The Poas is the main attraction of the Park, which measures 5600 hectares; the volcano stands at an altitude of 2708 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level.
With almost a mile (1.6 km) across the Poas has the largest active crater in the world. It keeps its activity with an acid little lake, and frequent gas emissions, which are reasons for tourist to visit the Park or to get aerial photography tours to know this wonderful place from the air.
According to the expert Eliecer Duarte, the new crater has a 15 meters diameter, and, it was formed due to the union of two more little holes, which appeared in last august. At present, it expels gas and vapor columns; geyser kind- which reaches 6 meters of altitude. However, the crater activity doesn’t attempt against tourist and forest rangers security, so, the tour operators keep the Poas volcano tours without any changes.
The National Park is a special place to spend some time from travel vacations or to share family travels. A modern visitor center, with a small museum explains the geothermal and ecological attractions in the park.
The best time to see into the main crater is in the morning, in the dry season, from January to April, so if you are planning vacations, choose one of the favorable trips to Costa Rica, and don’t forget to include a special getaway to Poas volcano.
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