Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca is a small town located in the Heredia province, nestled between Barva Volcano and Poás Volcano. It takes 1.5 hours to reach Vara Blanca from San José.

Vara Blanca
Central Highlands, Costa Rica, Central America

Guided Tours

Hiking

Suspension Bridges

Zip Lines

Butterfly Gardens

Learn Spanish

Nature Walks

Species Exhibits

Tram

Horseback Riding

& More

Average Rating
47 Reviews
nature
4.7
touristy
4.6
experience
4.8
representation
4.2
culture
4.6
safety
4.7

This was the most magnificent way to end our vacation and head back to Alaska."

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Poás Volcano is an excellent destination when you’re visiting this part of Heredia. It’s a short walk from the Poás Volcano National Park’s visitor’s center to the crater of the volcano, where you can see a blue-green lake and evidence of some minor volcano activity. Barva Volcano is extinct, but there is still plenty of interesting wildlife to see on its forested slopes.

You can hike these volcanoes on your own or sign up for a guided tour.

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