Poás Volcano National Park
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Poás Volcano National Park is situated in Costa Rica's Alajuela Province, part of the country's Central Valley. Its primary feature is the Poás Volcano, an active stratovolcano standing at approximately 2,708 meters (8,885 feet) above sea level. The park's volcanic landscape is characterized by its two main craters: the active crater, with its sulphurous, steaming fumaroles and an acidic turquoise lake, and the Botos Lagoon, a dormant crater now filled with a serene lake. The high-altitude climate is cool and temperate, offering a contrast to the tropical conditions found at lower elevations. Temperatures vary with the season and time of day, often requiring visitors to bring layers.The park boasts rich biodiversity, including dwarf cloud forests, and is home to plant species like orchids and ferns. Wildlife includes squirrels, coyotes, and a variety of birds, making it a birdwatcher's delight.Visitors can explore several trails, such as the Escalonia Cloud Forest Trail, and platforms that offer stunning views of the craters. The national park is culturally significant to local communities, historically being revered for its volcanic power.Conservation measures focus on managing volcanic emissions and protecting local biodiversity. Visitor numbers are regulated to minimize the impact on this delicate environment. The park offers a striking natural experience, giving visitors a glimpse of geological activity and unique high-altitude ecosystems.

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Geeky Facts about Poás Volcano National Park

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Poás' active crater is one of the world's largest, spanning over 1.5 kilometres in diameter.

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The Botos Lagoon, a dormant crater lake, lies surrounded by a dwarf cloud forest.

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The park was established in 1971 to protect its unique volcanic and high-altitude cloud forest ecosystems.

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Epic Costa Rica: Craters, Rainforests & Hanging-10

Epic Costa Rica: Craters, Rainforests & Hanging-10

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Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension

Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension

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Costa Rica Wildlife Tour

Costa Rica Wildlife Tour

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8 Days - San Jose All in One

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Costa Rica Breathtaking

Costa Rica Breathtaking

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9 Days: Costa Rica 3 Volcanoes & Guanacaste Beach all inclusive

9 Days: Costa Rica 3 Volcanoes & Guanacaste Beach all inclusive

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Costa Rican Adventure

Costa Rican Adventure

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Family Costa Rica Highlights

Family Costa Rica Highlights

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Costa Rica - Wildlife, Rainforest and Caribbean Beach

Costa Rica - Wildlife, Rainforest and Caribbean Beach

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Costa Rica National Parks

Costa Rica National Parks

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