Costa Rica, A Country filled With Natural Phenomenons including Four Active Volcanoes!
Costa Rica is a very small country about the size of the state of West Virginia in the USA. It has a mountain range that runs right now thru the middle of the country from the north to the southern tip. Located within this range are four active volcanoes. Starting from the north is the mighty Arenal Volcano which huffs and puffs all day long shooting fire and hot rocks from its summit. It is a big draw for tourism to the area.
Near the central valley of Costa Rica is the Irazu Volcano . The capital city of San Jose sits in it’s shadow. It had a major eruption in 1963 when it covered the central valley, esp San Jose in a blanket of ash. At this moment it is quiet. It is also a big tourist attraction and an easy day trip from San Jose .
East of San Jose is the Turrialba Volcano which lately has been spraying ash for miles around its base. It is off the beaten path and not many tourist go there because it is not easy to get to.
The there is the Poas Volcano, the volcano which draws the most tourist as well as Costa Rica visitors. It is only one hour from San Jose by car and the drive up to is is just gorgeous. Coffee plantations dot the sides of the mountains and dairy cows are seen grazing the deep green grass in the higher altitudes. Lately it has been quite active spraying hot water and gasses high into the sky, almost one kilometer.
Costa Rica is a country filled with natural phenomenons. Volcano eruptions, earthquakes, floods, but luckily Costa Rica does not get hurricanes. If you would like to see the big eruption of 1958 of the Poas Volcano on video you can do just that. Go to the top of our home page and click on “buy our video” Also you will see on the video the mighty Arenal Volcano is action, as well as the Poas Volcano.