Poás Volcano is located within Poás Volcano National Park in central Costa Rica and stands 8,885 feet high where temperatures can go below freezing. It’s home to not one but two crater lakes near the summit: Laguna Calienta (hot lagoon), which is also one of the most acidic lakes in the world, and Lake Botos on the southern end of the summit.
It’s a highly active volcano erupting at least 40 times in the last 2 centuries. The last major volcanic activity occurred recently in April of 2017 and the park was closed for nearly 2 years with a safety perimeter established around the crater. It’s since opened with limited access to the crater’s observation area and visitors are required to make reservations on their website.
We’re heading back in spring 2020 so check out our Costa Rica group tour now before it sells out!