There you are, soaking in a hot spring. Your shoulders are covered in clay, and the sun is trickling through the jungle canopy. And look! Monkeys in the branches! Is this the life or what?
And then you remember: There are a lot of active volcanoes in Costa Rica and you’re chillaxing next to one. A real volcano.
Actually, the volcano is the reason there are hot springs for you to chillax in.
Come to think of it, should you be worried? About, you know, eruptions?
No. Volcanoes are a wondrous part of the Costa Rican landscape, and they’re generally very docile. Most volcanoes are nestled into pristine national parks, and they make great places to visit on your Costa Rican vacation.
Here are the five best:
If you do decide to hike into the upper regions, make sure to bring sunblock and lots of water. Elevation sickness is a real problem, and heights of 11,000 ft. can make the average person feel woozy and dehydrated.
And don’t get me wrong: All the volcanoes I’ve mentioned are active, and they do erupt from time to time. But the eruptions usually consist of massive black plumes shooting into the air. If you’re lucky enough to see a smoking crater, the most you’ll have to worry about is how best to photograph it.
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If you are interested in more information about Costa Rica Volcanoes, we recommend reading the following articles:
Active Volcanoes in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Volcanoes – How many are there?
Rincon de la Vieja Volcano