The crater of an active volcano is an impressive sight, and the unique ecosystem which surrounds Poas Volcano is home to a diverse range of wildlife, from squirrels and coyotes, to frogs and snakes, which are uncommon at such high altitudes.

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Destination in detail

When the Poas Volcano National Park is open, guests can take a short hike along well-marked paths to discover the diverse ecosystems within it. The observation deck offers unrivaled views of the fascinating volcanic craters. It is recommended to visit as early as possible, as cloud which accumulate throughout the day obstruct any views of the vast craters.

Distance from Capital



Spanish but English widely spoken




10.1978° N, 84.2306° W

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Whether you choose to learn all about the Sami lifestyle in the Arctic Circle or head into the rainforests of Costa Rica to see the native wildlife you are guaranteed to have a real, honest experience with hand-picked suppliers and guides. They will bring these experiences to life with genuine passion to fully immerse you in your chosen destination.


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