Poás Volcano National Park
|Poás Volcano National Park|
|Location||Alajuela Province, Costa Rica|
|Area||65 square kilometres (25 sq mi)|
|Established||25 January 1971|
|Governing body||National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)|
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]
- Volcán Poás National Park protectedplanet.net