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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04300

The Platanar volcanic complex on the horizon is the NW-most volcano in the Cordillera Central of Costa Rica.  The massive complex consists of two largely Pleistocene stratovolcanoes, Platanar and Porvenir, which grew within the Chocosuela caldera.  The highest peak of the complex is 2267-m-high Porvenir volcano, whose summit crater contains a small cone.  This view is from the east with the Bosque Alegre (Laguna Hule) maar, located on the lower northern flank of Poás volcano, in the foreground. Photo by Mike Carr, 1983 (Rutgers University).

The Platanar volcanic complex on the horizon is the NW-most volcano in the Cordillera Central of Costa Rica. The massive complex consists of two largely Pleistocene stratovolcanoes, Platanar and Porvenir, which grew within the Chocosuela caldera. The highest peak of the complex is 2267-m-high Porvenir volcano, whose summit crater contains a small cone. This view is from the east with the Bosque Alegre (Laguna Hule) maar, located on the lower northern flank of Poás volcano, in the foreground.

Photo by Mike Carr, 1983 (Rutgers University).


Platanar

Poás