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Volcanoes in Costa Rica

Information about the volcanoes of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Volcanos by Height

- Irazu Volcano (11,260 feet high)
- Turrialba Volcano (10,958 feet high)
- Barva Volcano (9534 feet high)
- Poas Volcano (8884 feet high)
- Platanar Volcano (7438 feet high)
- Miravalles Volcano (6653 feet high)
- Rincon de la Vieja Volcano (6286 feet high)
- Tenorio Volcano (6286 feet high)
- Arenal Volcano (5479 feet high)
- Orosi Volcano (5443 feet high)

Costa Rica Volcanos by Name

Arenal Volcano
Located in the northwest region of the 118,000 acre Braulio Carillo, National Park.

Barva Volcano
Located in the northwest region of the 118,000 acre Braulio Carillo, National Park.
- Wikipedia Barvu Volcano" Article

Irazu Volcano
More then 11,250 feet high, making it the highest volcano in Costa Rica. It has four craters and a green lake inside its caldera. Was active for tywo years in 1963. On a clear day you can see both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea from high view points on the volcano.
- Wikipedia "Irazu Volcano" Article

Poas Volcano
Considered still active, but calm. Last major erruption was in the 1950's. Just over 8,780 feet high. Has seven craters, including the second largest crater in the world (a mile wide and 1000 feet deep) Its Crater Lake is one of the most acidic lakes in the world. Located within the Poas Voclano National Park, which also has a dwarf cloud forest.
- Wikipedia "Poas Volcano" Article

Tenorio Volcano
Located about 26 miles northeast of the town of Fortuna in the Guanacaste province. The volcano has 4 volcanic peaks and 2 craters and it is sometimes known as the Montezuma Volcano.
- Wikipedia "Tenorio Volcano National Park" Article

Turrialba Volcano
2nd highest volcano in Costa Rica. Located in the far western region of the Central Volcanic Mountain Range. Things to see include a volcanic boiling pit and spectyacular views from high elevation points.
- Wikipedia "Turrialba Volcano" Article

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