Volcan Poas National Park
Private tour in San Jose
The beauty of the area, the spectacular views of the Poas Volcano, make this the most visited National Park in Costa Rica.
The park contains four major habitats: arrayans, stunted forest, cloud forest and, finally, areas with little or no vegetation.
In the cloud forest look for Oak trees and Cypress 20 m. (66 feet) tall, draped with ephyphyties and moss. In other areas, acid rain from the volcano prevents anything but ferns, and other small plants from growing.
Hikers will be treated to glimpses of baird's tapirs, coyotes, rabbits, skunks, and various species of bats.
Vegetation includes banderita española orchids, royal brooms zorrillos and poor man's umbrellas, famous for having the largest leaves of any plant in Costa Rica.
Poas Volcano Park is a birdwatcher's paradise. The park is home to eighty or more species of birds, including sooty robins, black guans, the resplendent quetzal, green toucan and flame-throated warblers, squirrel cuckoos, great curassows, purple-throated mountain gems, golden-hooded tanagers and hummingbirds.
Location: 55 km. (34 mi.) from San Jose; 37 km. (23 mi.) from Alajuela via San Pedro de Poas Highway
Area: 5,600 Ha. (13,832 acres)
Camping: It is not allowed, No facilities are available Hiking: Permitted on well-marked trails only
Hours: Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||NO|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||NO|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||NO|