The city of Alajuela, the second largest in Costa Rica, is located just 20 kilometers from San Jose. It is known for being the birthplace of national hero Juan Santamaria, and home to the international airport with the same name, first port of entry to the country with more than two million tourists a year from anywhere around the world.
The Poás Volcano is a basaltic nature stratovolcano that reaches a height of 2708 meters, and for the visitors who decide to venture around its crater it appears as a magical and mysterious place. Located just 65 kilometers from the Costa Rican capital San Jose, the Poás Volcano is protected through the homonymous National Park, which covers 5,600 hectares and it is the ideal place to spend a day in close contact with nature, a rough and inhospitable tracts but always unique, that can give unforgettable emotions. The Poás Volcano National Park is one of the most visited natural sites in the Country, both for its undisputed beauty and for its ease of access and use. You don’t need to be experienced climbers or adventurers! Without blemish and without fear you will be able to fully enjoy the beauty of this place.