Poás Volcano National Park
The Poás Volcano National Park was established in 1955 and covers an area of almost 15 acres (6 hectares). Its name comes from “púas”, which means spines in Spanish, and indicates the existence of many spiny plants on the summit. Because of its impressive splendor, easy access and proximity to San José, the Poás Volcano National Park is one of the most visited parks in the country.
In the protected area there are different habitats, some with denser, others with hardly vegetation. The animals that live in the park include the quetzal, flame-throated warbler, black guan, emerald toucanet, various hummingbirds, coyotes, long-tailed weasel, rabbits, skunks and felines.
Currently, the access to the Poás Volcano National Park is closed due to volcanic activity.