Staying at Poas accommodation, provides visitors with access to a range of tourism hotspots nearby. The Poas volcano region is situated in the province of Saint Jose, close to the provincial capital of the same name and is also within range of various geographical landmarks and visitor’s attractions.
Those who travel Latin America should make a point of soaking up some culture, as it can be very easy to simply accept the slow, quiet pace of life at any one of the myriad of Costa Rica rainforest lodges, whiling away hours chatting to locals in the bar or enjoying the magnificent scenery from the balcony.
While many people visit our country expressly for the purpose of ‘getting away from it all’, immersing yourself in Costa Rican culture is sure to add a whole new dimension to your trip.
Head towards the city of Saint Jose and experience the region’s rich and multi-faceted heritage. The city is home to various museums that recount Costa Rican history in a beautifully presented manner. The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (known as the ‘Museo Oro Precolombino’ in the native language) showcases a large collection of gold objects that are a good introduction to the social structure and gold-working techniques of pre-Columbian Costa Rica; while the Fidel Tristan Jade Museum displays the most comprehensive collection of jade artefacts in the Americas, including carvings, adzes, pendants, as well as gold miniatures displayed according to their cultural and religious significance. Other museums to include in a heritage tour of the country’s capital are the National Museum, housed in the former headquarters of the dismantled Costa Rican army; as well as the Children’s Museum, a treat for anyone who’s young at heart. For a more interactive encounter, visit the ‘Pueblo Antiguo’, a theme park that boasts bilingual shows that feature professional actors that depict the relevant points in Costa Rican history at the turn of the last century.
Further delightful daytrips from our Costa Rica jungle lodge include trips to the Parque Nacional (National Park) and the Central Market in Saint Jose. The park has recently been renovated and boasts the ‘Monumento Nacional’, one of various statues that commemorate the War of 1856. The market is the perfect place to pick up a few well-priced souvenirs and see locals as they go about their daily business, as well as haggling at fish booths and street vendors who call out their latest bargains from colourful wheelbarrows.
Those interested in Costa Rica’s second largest export product, coffee (bananas are the first), are sure to enjoy an excursion to nearby coffee plantations. Head out to the Doka Estate, located in the coffee capital of Costa Rica, Sabanilla, and enjoy a coffee tour that takes visitors ‘from the seed to the cup’. Alternatively, join up with a tour group and visit Cafè Britt where visitors can partake in extensive coffee tastings, visit the roasting and processing plant and even strap on a basket and go coffee-picking during harvest time!
If you prefer guided, organised tours of the region, simply inquire at your Costa Rica Lodge. A number of businesses in the area provide exciting excursions, including (but by no means limited to) canopy tours of the rainforest, white water rafting, hiking, visits to the Carara Biological Reserve and Jaco beach, as well as horse back riding along the La Balsa River that affords participants the opportunity to observe monkeys and sloths in their natural habitat.
No matter what floats your boat, there is bound to be a leisure activity that will suit your individual tastes and requirements within range of our comfortable Poas accommodation.