Costa Rica–the Poas Volcano

January 12, 2017 Paul Groves

(Day 8 of 111) Costa Rica
We spent the entire day in Costa Rica. Our first visit was to the Poas Volcano in what I learned was a tropical cloud forest. We went through many different microclimates as we traveled from the Pacific Ocean to the top of a mountain. We got to see some beautiful tropical flowers. When we reached the volcano park, however, the elevation meant we were socked in with fog and cool winds. It was a beautiful hike to the edge of the volcano, but there was nothing to see except fog in the crater.

Luckily we were able to purchase parkas in the shop near the parking area since I did not think that visiting a volcano would involve cold, wet, foggy winds.