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Poas & Arenal Costa Rica Volcano Tour
Caravan Tours conducts all-inclusive, fully guided Costa Rica tours that include Arenal volcano, an active Costa Rica volcano near Fortuna.
From the volcanic hot springs and your Magic Mountain rainforest hotel located at the foot of the volcano, the glow of the slow-flowing soft lava flow is a sight to behold on clear evenings.
Experience A Costa Rica Volcano!
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Costa Rica Arenal Volcano Facts
Boasting a perfect stratovolcano cone shape, Arenal Volcano is a young volcano (less than 7,500 years old) and is located within Arenal Volcano National Park less than 10 miles from La Fortuna Costa Rica.
Here are some other interesting Arenal Volcano facts to keep in mind during our Caravan Costa Rica volcano tour:
- Arenal Volcano stands at 5,400 feet (1,646 metres) above sea level
- It last erupted in July 1968
- It has been active for over 45 years
- It is on the list of the world’s 10 most active volcanoes
- Arenal Volcano still occasionally emits soft-flowing lava
- Volcanic activity has been decreasing since 2010
- It is surrounded by natural volcanic hot springs
Near Arenal Volcano is Lake Arenal, the largest land-locked lake in Costa Rica and one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Arenal hanging bridges is also a popular attraction.
Costa Rica Poas Volcano Facts
UPDATE - Poas volcano, which is near San Jose, is not currently part of our Caravan Costa Rica tour due to recent volcanic eruptions. Although it is a major tourist attraction, the last major eruption was as recent as September of 2019.
Located just an hour and a half from San Jose Costa Rica, Parque Nacional Volcan Poas (Poas Volcano National Park) is one of Costa Rica’s most established parks. It’s also home to the country’s most famous, and perhaps most visited active volcanoes.
At nearly 8,900 feet (2,713 metres) above sea level, Poas Volcano is breathtaking to behold and easily accessible, with a lookout just 300 feet from the crater rim. The best time to visit the Poas volcano is in the morning (before the clouds roll in) and anytime during the dry season between late December and April.
Here are some other interesting Poas Volcano facts:
- Poas Volcano crater is nearly a mile wide (1.6 km)!
- The crater lake is filled with hot, very acidic, molten sulphur
- It is the world’s largest, most acidic volcanic lake
- The crater is also nearly 1,000 feet (305 metres) deep
- Frequent erupting geysers can reach up to 800+ feet high
- It is considered the largest active volcano in the world
- It is surrounded by numerous fumaroles emitting hot sulfuric gases
- Poas Volcano has 2 summit crater lakes – Botos Crater Lake & Botos Lake
- Botos Crater Lake is filled with cold, jade-colored, rain-fed water
- Botos Lake is surrounded by cloud forests
Lush tropical rainforests are found at lower levels around Poas Volcano, which is also home to unique cloud forests (including nearby Escallonia Cloud Forest Trail). You’ll also find dwarfed, stunted forests and ferns at higher levels.
Book Your Costa Rica Tour with Caravan
Caravan Tours is one of North America’s most successful and respected tour companies. Since 1952, Caravan has provided fully guided all-inclusive tours and celebrates our 70th anniversary in 2022!
Book with Caravan for destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, including our Costa Rica tour.
To learn more about Caravan’s guided Costa Rica rainforest tours including visits to both Poas and Arenal volcanoes, or to make reservations now, please contact our Caravan tour experts.
To enjoy a Costa Rica volcano tour, book now with Caravan Tours.
Call toll-free at 1-800-Caravan (227-2826)
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
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In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
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