ROUTE OF SOUTHERN VOLCANOES
POÁS – IRAZÚ
This trip begins in Alajuela, where the Poas Volcano is located, considered one of the most important eruptive centers of Costa Rica and one of the natural wonders of the country. The park is the most visited nationally. However, since April 2017, it has eruptions of considerable magnitude.
The area is rich in biodiversity and agricultural production. The park has a variety of wildlife such as squirrels, various kinds of birds, saffron and dozens of orchids and bromeliads. It also has a visitor center, basic services and marked trails.
WHAT TO VISIT?
- Rubber Lake
Following this you can visit Platanar and Laguna del Hule, the latter part of the National Wildlife Refuge “Bosque Alegre”, is the deepest natural lagoon in Costa Rica. Admission is free and you can enjoy a picnic on the spot and with a wonderful weather.
The good thing about a small country is that we can jump from city to city, now we go from Alajuela to Heredia to reach the Barva Volcano. Located on the border of Braulio Carrillo National Park. On the way to this volcano you can enjoy panoramic views of the Central Valley and enjoy pasture, dairy and country air.
From Heredia we cross to Cartago to visit Turrialba Volcano, one of the most active in the country. Here, besides the Volcano you can visit the Guayabo National Monument where 900 species of birds and 20 species of mammals have been identified.
Finally we end up in the Irazu Volcano. From the summit and on a clear day, you can see both coasts, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific. On the way it is common to see the great agricultural and cattle activity that takes place in this area, such as in Tierra Blanca de Cartago, in addition you can visit Durán Sanatorium and Prusia Park, a cold and green place with fresh air.