The Smokin’ Volcán Poás in Costa Rica

As we were leaving the city of Alajuela we spotted a viewpoint for the Volcán Poás just off the road, and decided to explore a bit more.

Ticket for Poas Volcano in Costa Rica, $ 10 US in 2011

Ticket for Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, $ 10 US in 2011

A postcard from Volcán Poás in Costa RicaPoás Volcano creates its own cloudy sky.Sign near the entry: do not bring food in the area near the crater or the lagoon. Sign at Poas Volcano in Costa RicaMap of the Parque Nacional Volcán Poás. Ticket for Poas Volcano in Costa RicaWe headed straight to the mirador (lookout) to see the volcano in action. Viewpoint (mirador) for Poas Volcano in Costa RicaThe main crater is at 2574 M (8444 ft).Another view.
smoke erupting from Poas Crater in Costa Rica
The volcano also contained several ‘senderos’ through the jungle. A jungle path at Poas Volcano in Costa RicaThere’s something about tropical vegetation that catches at my imagination. A tree fern at Poas Volcano in Costa RicaThis plant looks like a volcano!plant near Poas Volcano that kind-of looks like a volcanoRed bromeliads growing high on the trees in the Costa Rican jungle. Bromeliads growing high on the trees in the Costa Rican jungleUmbrella plant.
Giant Rhubarb at Poas Volcano in Costa RicaFrom the jungle we caught a glimpse of the turquoise crater lake. A jungle of bromeliads and vines with a view of the turquoise crater lake at at Poas Volcano in Costa RicaThe description of the ‘Laguna Botos’.Sign for Poas Volcano Laguna BotosAnd a panorama shot of its gorgeous turquoise waters.a panorama shot of Poas Crater Lake in Costa RicaVolcán Poás is near Alajuela. From here we went on to La Fortuna where another Volcano awaited us: Volcán Arenal.map of Costa Rica

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