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Volcan Poas: 37 km north of Resort Martino
This 6500Ha park is one of the oldest and best known national parks in Costa Rica. The centrepiece of the park is the Poas Volcano (2704m), which has been active since well before records started in 1828. There have been three major periods of activity, 1888 to 1895, 1903 to 1912 and 1952 to 1954 occasionally geyser eruptions continue, and from 1989 to 1991 gas emissions led to acid rain. At the present time, the spectacular crater is a bubbling and steaming cauldron but doesn’t pose an imminent threat.

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.

Apart from 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.

Poas Volcano is only 45 minutes away from Resort Martino.

Price per person (based on a minimum of 2)
between $ 40 and $60
Duration: 2-3 hours is enough time to visit the waterfalls. Guests may go any time during the day.


Enjoy The Combo La Paz/Poas
Half day tour
Price per person (based on a minimum of 2)
between $85 and $100 (lunch included)

Resort 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!

Day Tours
HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
POAS VOLCANO
BIRD SANCTUARY

LA PAZ WATERFALLS

SHOPPING AT SARCHI
SPORTFISHING
RAFTING
CANOPY TOURS
EQUESTRIAN FANTASY
HORSEBACK RIDING
COFFEE TOURS
GOLF
GEMSTONE SHOPPING
BUNGEE JUMPING
SAN JOSE CITY TOUR
Volcano Tours
ARENAL VOLCANO
POAS VOLCANO
IRAZU VOLCANO
Rain Forest/Jungle

LA SELVA
CORCOVADO
BRAULIO CARRILLIO
CARARA
MANUEL ANTONIO
TORTUGUERO
MONTEVERDE

Beaches
MANUEL ANTONIO
TORTUGA ISLAND
PUNTA LEONA

 

 

Fact
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 65 - 80 Fahrenheit.


For More Information Call Toll Free

from Usa and Canada
1-888-886-5042

from Costa Rica
Tel ++(506) 433-8382 - Fax ++(506) 433-9052

In front of ZooAve - La Garita - Alajuela
P.O.BOX 2203-4050 Costa Rica


martino@racsa.co.cr


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