A land of volcanoes

Costa Rica has 116 volcanoes, among which 5 are active (Arenal, Irazu, Poas, Rincon de la Vieja, Turrialba) and 2 asleep (Barva and Orosi). They are an integral part of Costa Rican landscape.

The "Poas" volcano"

Volcan Poas - Costa Rica

Main attraction from TACACORI Ecolodge, the Poas volcano is the most visited and most accessible volcanoes in Costa Rica. A beautiful scenic drive all the way to the top through fields of coffee, horticultural gardens and pastures. From the parking lot, a 5 minutes walk leads you to one of the largest active craters in the world.

From the terrace, you'll have a breathtaking view of the 300 m deep and 1.6 km wide collapsed crater (caldera) with its sulfurous fumaroles. You can see a turquoise acid lake and on a clear day the view of the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean is magnificent. The second crater, Botos, is a crystal clear rain fed lake surrounded by highland jungle and is reached by a walk through a unique dwarf cloud forest.
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Travel time from TACACORI EcoLodge : 30 mn

The "Arenal" volcano and its hot springs

Volcan Arenal - Costa Rica

Located in the heart of a 120 km 2 national park, the Arenal volcano is the most active of Costa Rica, with constant activity and regular lava flows. On a clear day, and if you are lucky enough to be there at the right time, you can watch spectacular lava explosions, a real natural fireworks display, most often accompanied by rumbling and impressive sound. An indescribable experience!

The park has several hiking trails through the forest and old lava flows. In the aera, several naturally warmed thermal springs are convenient to relaxation and to the balneology.
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Travel time from TACACORI EcoLodge : 2 h 30

The "Irazu" volcano

Volcan Irazu - Costa Rica

On top of its 3 450 m high covered with clouds, the Irazu is the highest volcano in Costa Rica and historically the most active.

You'll see moon-like landscape at the summit, and an observation platform offers a view down into the crater where you can see a beautiful apple green acid lake.

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Travel time from TACACORI EcoLodge : 2 h 30

The Poas Volcano

Volcan Poas - Costa Rica

The Poas Volcano is one of the most visited in Costa Rica. Every year thousands of tourists head to the lake and its crater, often covered with clouds at 2708 meters in the heart of a 6500-hectare park. The forest is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species.
The Poas is ongoing and under constant surveillance of the Ovsicori (Volcano and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica).

Discover our most beautiful pictures of Poas on our Blog.