Costa Rica volcanoes
Some people around the world will know Costa Rica is famous for its volcanoes. It’s hard to believe that with such a small area, Costa Rica is host to three hundred volcanic centers, five of which are active. So, for those who want to have a great experience in our beautiful country, this information will be helpful.
-One of the first things you should do is to choose your destination, and then consider the transportation. In this case the best option is getting a 4×4 vehicle from a well known Car Rental in Costa Rica. This will help you a lot because the roads to those places are not in a very good condition, and those vehicles are ideal for this kind of road.
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If you dont have your destination yet, here we have some options. Most of Costa Rica’s volcanoes are located in the northern part of the country, the most popular are:
-Arenal volcano: Its one of the most visited ones because of its near-perfectly shaped cone, beautiful lake, and nightly lava flows. It is also famous, because its the most active volcano in the country, spewing hot gases and steam on a regular basis. The areas surrounding this volcano have a lot to offer as far as activities and different natural features.
-Poas volcano: It has the widest craters in the world and has a beautiful nearby lake. It is the most accessible one and it is located in the national park of the same name. This volcano has only one active crater, while the other two are dormant.
-Irazu volcano. Its one of the highest in Costa Rica, and the one that has a blue green lagoon in one of its craters. If you go during summer, you will be able to enjoy views of both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. As the soil on this volcano is very fertile, its slopes are lush and green with plenty of forestation and pasturelands for grazing cattle.
-Turrialba volcano: Is one of the most densely vegetated and has three well-defined craters. When visiting this volcano you will have the opportunity to descend right into the crater. It requires a four hour hike so be prepared for a bit of exercise.
Two important things you need to remember are: Choose a destination according to your needs and likes, and of course get the right vehicle from a Costa Rica Car Rental.