Poas Volcano is known to be the second biggest crater in the world or the first volcanic crater the the world (290 metres or 950 ft deep) . It is located in the Alajuela Province at 1 hour and 15 minutes from San Jose. The Poas Volcano is protected by the figure of National Park, which is approximately 65 square kilometres or 16,000 acres. It`s summit is around 2,700 metres or 8,900 ft.
It has three main craters: the main crater, Von Frantzuis crater, which is extinct and the Botos crater, which is a beutiful green lagoon. The last eruption of the main crater was during 1952-54 and the Botos Crater was 7.500 years ago; however, there have been some indications that it is slowly building into a probable new eruption.
Thear ea around the National Park has beautiful landscapes and it is great place to buy strawberries and plums. There are also many attractions around it.