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Travel Blogs from Poas Volcano National Park
La Paz has over 70 acres of wildlife and forest to explore. The main area offers 3.5km of "gringo trails", including an avery, butterflies, monkeys, humming birds, snakes, orchids frogs, cats and 5 waterfalls: Tempio, Magica Blanca, Encantada, Enscondida and La Paz. Enjoy the photos
... us. Problem was we only got an hour there once we'd arrived and it was time to get back in the bus to come back again.
The road up to the volcano was nice - lots of blue gum and bottle brush trees (really) and lots of cows - all a bit "Heidi-ish".
The volcano sits at 2500m or so and was covered in cloud as predicted yesterday so we wandered up another 100m to look at another crater lake - ...
... meaning they live nowhere else on the planet). For nature lovers like Paul and me, this was akin to visiting Madagascar. And it was almost as difficult to Madagascar to access. We had to drive up a narrow winding mountain pass, dodging trucks, tour buses and downed trees. Fortunately Paul has nerves of steel and was unfazed by the drive. He claimed it was nothing compared to the Sani Pass (the road that takes you from South Africa to Lesotho).
... So cool! The highlight of La Paz was definitely the waterfalls. Unfortunately it did start raining as we were headed toward them but I guess it only added to the atmosphere as we were walking through rainforest and it was raining! We saw a couple different waterfalls, some up close. They were so gorgeous! Everything around it was also so green and lush! A little different then the forests of MN! After visiting the waterfalls ...
... worked :)
The Crater sits at 9300 ft ish and is the 2nd largest crater in the world (9/10th of a mile). From the top, you can peer down into the crater and massive lagoon. The aquamarine lagoon is also the largest in the world and 1000ft deep.
The Acid rains generated by the volcano create a unique flora. The centre is covered by giant ferns and poor ...
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The Lodge was amazing. Oliver and Mark made our stay unforgettable.
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