Friday, April 30, 2010

Poas Volcano in Costa Rica




This isn't just any Squirrel, it's a Poas Squirrel!














We started our drive in the town of Alajuela near San Jose. We basically got lost. But we made the smart decision to follow a tour bus. That tactic has saved us before in our Costa Rica travels. And it worked this time as well. Poas is the main tourist destination in the Alajuela area. So up we went and look at the beautiful scenery. We passed several farmer's markets selling strawberries. Strawberries in March...cool. And beautiful fields planted with coffee.









Poas is at an elevation around 8,000 feet.







We never got a good look at the crater. And because of the above sign decided not to jump in. Whew!









A lake formed in the minor Botos crater.










This was our best view. The camera's were snapping away. And people were cheering. But it never really cleared. Darn! The crater is filled with a sulfurous and bubbling pool. Another good reason not to jump in. Be sure to visit color carnival this week for lots of photos http://colorcarnivalmeme.blogspot.com/










5 comments:

Dr. Heckle said...

Wow, beautiful photos! Strawberries in March blew my mind as well...

Just found your blog! Following you now!

Twix said...

Gorgeous photos! I especially love the header photo ;o)
I love looking at your pics and I'm glad you didn't jump!
Snuggles,
Twix

Au and Target said...

Lovely looking place!

Martha said...

All just absolutely gorgeous!

Serline said...

When was the last time it erupted? Can't imagine so much destructive power just bubbling below that beautiful surface...