Poás Volcano National Park, is a Costa Rican national park covering an area of approximately 65 km2 (16,000 acres). Founded on January 25, 1971, its main attraction is the Poás volcano, a complex and very active stratovolcano that reaches 2708 meters above sea level, and one of the main peaks of the country.
It is located in the province of Alajuela, 45 km to NO of San José, capital of the country, within the conservation area of the Central Volcanic Range, attached to the National System of Conservation Areas.
The Poás volcano is considered one of the most important eruptive centers of Costa Rica and one of the natural wonders of the country. In turn, the park that shelters it is the most visited nationally.