Revitalized Visitor Center Opens at Costa Rica’s Volcán Poás
Located in Costa Rica’s Central Valley region, Volcán Poás National Park ranks as one of the country’s most visited natural protected areas. After closing temporarily following volcanic activity in 2017, the reserve fully reopened this summer with enhanced safety measures and a renewed visitor center.
Two major trails reopened last year following a renovation that included the rehabilitation of railings. Refurbishments to the museum and visitor center range from infrastructure upgrades to new exhibits on volcanic activity. An investment of more than $70,000, mostly from international donations, made the improvements possible.
The renovations in the national park are the result of public and private entities working together. The National Emergency Commission, the National Museum of Costa Rica, the National System of Conservation Areas, and nongovernmental organizations ProParques and Costa Rica Por Siempre led the efforts.
Advance online bookings are required to visit Volcán Poás.