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The Poas Volcano, located in the National Park of the same name, is one of the most
active volcanoes in Costa Rica. You can lodge nearby in hotels and lodges that take
advantage of the great weather near this protected area. The volcano stands 8,884 feet
high, and contains three craters and several lake-filled vents. The summit crater, which is
the most widely visited, contains two lakes: Botos, which is cold and has clear water, and
another, geothermally heated one, which is one of the most acidic lakes in the world.
There are historical records of Poas volcano’s action that go as far back as 1828 (of
course, this does not include the volcanic activity that occurred thousands of years ago),
but the last known eruption happened in 1996. The densely vegetated cone presents
geyser-like eruptions of crater-lake water, as well as plumes of steam. Looking to the left
of the Poas Volcano Costa Rica crater, you can see the detrimental effects of the volcanic
gases that cause a localized form of acid rain. For several kilometers downwind from the
crater, the vegetation is brown and dying.



With a diameter of 1.5 km., Poas Volcano’s crater is reportedly one of the widest in the
world. If it is clear enough to see to the bottom of the 984 foot deep crater, you may
observe some type of activity, ranging from fumaroles, to bubbling emissions on the
surface of the small rain-filled lake, to actual geyser-type eruptions, but it is constantly
changing. During the early 1990s, there was enough geyser activity to cause the lake to
lose its water by the end of the dry season; this resulted in increased gaseous emanations
that forced the protected area to close on a few occasions. More recently, the opposite has
occurred at this historical site in Costa Rica. Intense rainfall during the first months of
2005 raised the level of the hot lake by 13 feet (a record since starting to track the level of
this lake in 1978), and increased its area by 20 percent. This caused some fumaroles to be
covered by water, which started presenting constant bubbling at the Poas, Costa Rica.



If you wish to include a visit to Poas Volcano in your Costa Rica travel plans, it is located
conveniently enough (only about an hour from the capital city of San Jose that you can
simply plan a day excursion. However, there are several hotels and lodges in the area
where you can stay and enjoy the park more thoroughly, and take part in other activities
of the region as well. When you contact VacationCity, any of our experienced travel
agents will help you plan a great getaway that includes a tour to the famous Costa Rica
landmark of Poas Volcano, or any other location you would like. Call, email, or chat with
us soon to make your Costa Rica dream holiday a reality!



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The wonderful region in our country known as Punta Islita Costa Rica is a pristine beach
located on the breathtaking Nicoya Peninsula. The view of the impressive landscape from
the cliffs is enticing. Punta Islita Costa Rica is surrounded by stunning wooded hills that
offer picturesque settings and brilliant sunsets. While you are visiting and staying at your
accommodation establishment, you have the option to go horseback riding along the
beautiful Punta Islita Costa Rica coast. You can also hike in the nearby hills and see more
of the exotic flora and fauna. In Punta Islita Costa Rica it is very common to see howler
monkeys gathered in the leafy trees late in the afternoon. Stop for a bit and observe these
curious animals socializing. Punta Islita Costa Rica is less than a mile long and it lies in a
small cove. It is watered by two streams that form estuaries. In Punta Islita Costa Rica
you will be able to see a bustling artistic community heavily supported by foreigners and
wealthy locals who give the people of the town a terrific cultural outlet to express
themselves.



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The wonderful region in our country known as Punta Islita Costa Rica is a pristine beach
located on the breathtaking Nicoya Peninsula. The view of the impressive landscape from
the cliffs is enticing. Punta Islita Costa Rica is surrounded by stunning wooded hills that
offer picturesque settings and brilliant sunsets. While you are visiting and staying at your
accommodation establishment, you have the option to go horseback riding along the
beautiful Punta Islita Costa Rica coast. You can also hike in the nearby hills and see more
of the exotic flora and fauna. In Punta Islita Costa Rica it is very common to see howler
monkeys gathered in the leafy trees late in the afternoon. Stop for a bit and observe these
curious animals socializing. Punta Islita Costa Rica is less than a mile long and it lies in a
small cove. It is watered by two streams that form estuaries. In Punta Islita Costa Rica
you will be able to see a bustling artistic community heavily supported by foreigners and
wealthy locals who give the people of the town a terrific cultural outlet to express
themselves.

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