Poás Volcano National Park

national park in Costa Rica

Poás Volcano National Park, in Spanish Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, is a National Park in Costa Rica. The volcano is in the province of Alajuela . The main crater is 950 feet (290 m) deep and is active. There are frequent small geyser and lava eruptions. The last major eruptions were during 1952-54.

Poás Volcano National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Poás Volcano National Park
Map showing the location of Poás Volcano National Park
Location of Poás Volcano National Park
LocationAlajuela Province, Costa Rica
Coordinates10°11′53″N 84°13′52″W / 10.198°N 84.231°W / 10.198; -84.231Coordinates: 10°11′53″N 84°13′52″W / 10.198°N 84.231°W / 10.198; -84.231[1]
Area65 square kilometres (25 sq mi)
Established25 January 1971
Governing bodyNational System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)

The park is frequently closed because of sulphur gas. Over the last decade there have been indications that the volcano is slowly building up for a new eruption.


  1. Volcán Poás National Park protectedplanet.net