While on your Costa Rica vacation, take note of the natural features of the country. Costa Rica is home to three recently active volcanoes: the Poas, Irazu and Arenal. You can visit the Arenal Observatory Lodge, overlooking the Arenal Volcano, which is just 1.7 miles away from the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort.
- Poas. The Poas Volcano is located in the Poas Volcano National Park. It’s an active stratovolcano that has erupted multiple times in the last 100 years. The main crater is located at the summit and is a lake. The lake has an acidic pH that varies from 4 to 0. There is no aquatic life in the acid lake. The lake waters cause acid rain in the region.
- Irazu. Inside the Irazu Volcano National Park lies the summit of Irazu. It’s the largest volcano in the country at 11,260 feet. The volcano has five craters, the largest of which is the main crater. A road from San Jose leads to the volcano and a bus takes tourists to the summit.
- Arenal. The Arenal Volcano is in the center of the Arenal Volcano National Park. Up until 2010, the volcano erupted often, but has since become dormant. Many hotels and lodges are available in the park.
When visiting the volcanoes of Costa Rica, remember these volcanoes are only dormant and could erupt at any time. However, this is unlikely to occur.
For more information about vacationing in Costa Rica, contact us at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort.