Costa Rica offers tranquil beaches and sunsets but the country is also known for its mighty volcanoes, both inactive and active. Please enjoy reading about our diverse geography and thank you for your continued interest in our company.
Volcan Poas National Park
The Volcan Poas National Park is one of the most visited protected areas in the country. The ride there is scenic and pleasant, and since it's only 47 kilometers away from San Jose, it is an easy "must see" for any tour intentions. The volcano has had a long history of eruptions, going back as much as 11 million years ! On January 25, 1910, the volcano spewed out 640,000 tons of ash, and in the period of 1952-1954, it bombarded nearby areas with ash and rocks. Since then, the Poas has maintained a low profile.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. 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.
Another Amazing Attraction
If you liked the Poas Volcano and are ready for a more active display of nature's raw force, make Arenal your next stop! Volcán Arenal (1,633 meters) is a picture-perfect cone. It's also Costa Rica's most active volcano and a must-see on any tourist's itinerary. Arenal was sacred to pre-Columbian tribes (it is easy to imagine sacrifices tossed into the inferno), but it slumbered peacefully throughout the colonial era. On 29 July 1968, it was awakened from its long sleep by a fateful earthquake. Still active today there are many tours and attractions in this area. The weary traveler can rejuvenate in the hot springs of Tabacon or trek to Monteverde and "zip" the treetops on a thrill ride you won't find in any theme park other than the Nature's Wonderland.
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