Poas volcano is open again

In the spring of 2017, after many years of dormancy, the active Poás Volcano started erupting, with massive plumes of smoke and gas rising into the hemisphere. We are delighted to announce that the National Park Service of Costa Rica and the volcanologists of the National University of Costa Rica have deemed it safe to reopen the park and allow visitors to view this extraordinary volcano again. Less than an hour’s drive from Finca Rosa Blanca, Poás Volcano, in Alajuela Province, rises to 8,885 feet. A short walk to an overlook viewing platform provides a spectacular opportunity for photographs and breathtaking views. Poás Volcano is an active volcano with three craters; one is the second largest crater in the world- bubbling with active fumaroles and a simmering lake. The Poás Volcano National Park contains a dwarf cloud forest and you can stand on the Continental Divide, which means rain to the West of the divide flows to the Pacific Ocean and rain falling to the East flows to the Caribbean Sea. The Crater Lake is one of the most acidic lakes in the world because of hydrochloric and sulfuric acid in the water from the percolating gas emissions. Sightings of the 79 species of birds that have been identified inside the protected zone including the quetzal, emerald toucanet, black guan, and countless hummingbirds.

To reserve a day trip to visit Poás Volcano, please contact our Reservations staff at reservations@fincarosablanca.com or USA & CAN +1 305-395-3042; CR: CR +506 2269-9392

*Please note the following park regulations

• The Poás Volcano National Park is open to everyone, however they do not recommend children under 6 years of age, people with mobility problems, respiratory issues such as asthma, or heart conditions.

• Prior reservation is required to enter the volcano area.

• In the event of an unanticipated eruption or warning, Costa Rican authorities reserve the right to evacuate the volcano for an indeterminate amount of time and cannot be held responsible for any refunds.

• If an unanticipated evacuation is brief or temporary, visitors may make use of their Admission Ticket in the days immediately following the evacuation.

• All visitors will have to sign a waiver before entering the volcano.