• Nadine TACACORI

To know more about the POAS volcano

It has been standing at an altitude of over 2700 meters for more than 11 million years, and is home to one of the largest craters in the world and is located only 25km by car from Tacacori Ecolodge. It is THE volcano to visit when you come to the central valley. Believe me, it is really worth a visit! 🌋

View of the POAS from the viewpoint

A natural wonder revealing at the bottom of the crater a lake called "the laguna caliente" which bears its name well in view of its very #acidic (pH < 1), sulphurous and hot waters (which can reach up to 85°C), and regularly give off toxic fumes. These same waters give it its special colours. I use the term "colours" in the plural because even if we can think that the bottom of the crater is blue, it is variable according to the weather or its acid content and can just as well be turquoise, green or even grey.

Amazing, isn't it? On its slopes you can see the release of sulphur fumaroles. Subjugating !


But first, some practical information and recommendations to make the most of your visit without #stress!

*Please note that Tacacori offers an individual and personalised tour where you do not have to worry about booking and transport. You can find it with this form ⬅️

How to get there from Tacacori ? 🚘

How to get to Poas National Park

From Tacacori there are several routes available. The journey time is about 45 minutes for 25 kilometres.

If you choose to drive your own car, please bring some cash to pay for parking:

Cars : ¢2000 (~$3.50) - Minivans and buses :¢4000 ($7.00) - Motorcycles : ¢1000 ($1.75).