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Poas

Listed under Volcanoes in Costa Rica.

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  • Poas throwing up a big gas cloud
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Photo by Photography: Mike Lyvers
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The active summit crater of Poas is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Costa Rica. You can drive to a viewpoint and visitors center, then follow a trail down to the crater's edge for a closer look at the boiling green acidic crater lake, which periodically erupts in geyser-like fountains and steam discharges. There are occasional larger eruptions but during such times the summit road is closed.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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