Poás Volcano National Park

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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
Location Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Coordinates 10°11′53″N 84°13′52″W / 10.1980°N 84.231°W / 10.1980; -84.231Coordinates: 10°11′53″N 84°13′52″W / 10.1980°N 84.231°W / 10.1980; -84.231[1]
Area 65 square kilometres (25 sq mi)
Established 25 January 1971
Governing body National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)
Official website

Poás Volcano National Park, in Spanish Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, is a National Park in Costa Rica. The volcano is located 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.

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.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Volcán Poás National Park protectedplanet.net