Costa Rica Volcanoes and Mountains

If you are one of those travelers looking for something different and exciting consider going on a trip to see the volcanoes of Costa Rica. The volcanoes are among Costa Rica’s top tourist attractions , capturing the attention not only of the scientists but of tourists as well. It is indeed a spectacular natural diversity of this country, since the volcanoes have played an important role in how the lush landscape of this region has come into being. Due to the many eruptions over the past millennia, the soil of this country is rich in minerals and is very fertile, contributing to dense forestation which supports a myriad of bird and wildlife species as well as numerous tropical and exotic flora.

It is a paradise for those seeking recreation grounds for hiking, rafting, sportfishing, surfing, boating, kayaking, horseback riding, camping, mountain biking and exploration.

The most famous one is the Arenal because it was until recently the most active volcano in the country, spelling hot gases and steam on regular basis. The last eruption was 2010. It has a perfect volcanic cone. The landscape of Arenal National Park is extraordinary and then they have the most accessible active volcano in Costa Rica which is Poas, which sits in the national park of the same name. It has one active crater that has a boiling acid lake and two other that are dormant one of which has a lovely, ice cold lake which flows down the side of the volcano and become the Rio Sarapiqui. Best time to visit it is the period from may through November.

Finally, Costa Rica has the volcano Irazu. An enormous, and still active volcano, located near Cartago and San Jose. The mountainous volcano has been dubbed Coloso by the locals. The last eruption took place when President Kennedy visited Costa Rica in 1965. Today, it sits at Irazu National Park and it has attracted a great deal of tourists interested in the unique geographical anomaly that have resulted from this volcanic activity, particularly the beautiful Diego de la Haya lake.

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