Only 45 minutes away from Costa Rica Boutique Hotel LaCatalina Hotel en Heredia is Poás Volcano which is a true symbol of the geo-thermal forces that created Costa Rica. With its rain-fed lake surrounded by rising smoke and steam, the Poas Volcano crater is approximately 1,050 feet deep and nearly one mile across, making it the largest active volcano in the world.
Travelers should also consider hiking through Poás Volcano National Park if clouds are covering the crater - this gives one an opportunity to view the incredible range of wildlife at the park while waiting for the clouds to clear out for the day. Some of the wildlife that you will find at Poás Volcano National Park are the amazing cloud forest birds, including hummingbirds, tanagers, toucanets, the clay-colored robin and the stunning quetzal. An additional attraction in Poas National Park is Botos lagoon with deep blue waters contrast with the dense tropical forest that surround it.
When you think of Costa Rica, you probably imagine lush tropical Rain Forests, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies and flowers. All can be found at La Paz Waterfall Gardens that is located only 40 minutes from La Catalina Costa Rica Boutique Hotel and just 10 minutes from Poás Volcano. You will find all that you expect to experience in Costa Rica: lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls, fluttering butterflies and whimsical hummingbirds.
We always recommend to our guests to leave early in the morning (around 8 a.m.) to view the Poas Volcano so they will have more chances to see the Volcano Crater and spend more time at these two amazing places. On the highway going to Poas and La Paz you will see people selling strawberries Costa Rica is a big strawberry country) - prices are excellent and the strawberries are delicious!
We Highly recommend these amazing places to all tourists traveling to Costa Rica. If you need more information about these Costa Rica tours our front desk at the LaCatalina Boutique Hotel Costa Rica staff will be happy to help you and find the best way to get there.