Poas: 37 km north of Resort Martino
The mountain is composed by composite basalt. The huge crater is 1.3km wide and 300m deep. Because of toxic sulphuric acid fumes, visitors are prohibited from descending into the crater, but the view down from the top is very impressive. Poas second crater lake, Laguna Botos, is located a short trail to the south.
Poas itself, there is a dwarf cloud forest near the crater. Here you can
wander around looking at the bromeliads, lichens and mosses clinging to
the curiously shaped and twisted trees growing on the volcanic soil. Bids
abound, especially hummingbirds such as the fiery-throated and magnificent
hummingbirds, which are high altitude specialties of Costa Rica; and the
scintillant hummingbirds, which measuring 6.5cm from bill to tail, this
may be the second smallest bird in the world. Also you might encounter
the mountain robin, brown jay, as well as the resplendent quetzal, which
has been reported here.
per person (based on a minimum of 2)
Martino works with several public and private tour operators. Please
provide us with the dates of your stay and the number of people in your
group for details and availability!
According to The National Geographic,
La Garita de Alajuela, Costa Rica,
has one of the three best climates in the world:
dry, with a light breeze, with a temperature varying only
from 65º - 80º Fahrenheit.
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