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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07061

Platanar volcano, located NW of the more well-known Poás volcano, is part of the Juan Castro Blanco National Park.  Volcán Platanar and Volcán Porvenir were constructed along a N-S line in the western part of the park within Chocosuela caldera, which formed as a result of major explosive eruptions during the late Pleistocene. Photo by Guillermo Alvarado (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad).

Platanar volcano, located NW of the more well-known Poás volcano, is part of the Juan Castro Blanco National Park. Volcán Platanar and Volcán Porvenir were constructed along a N-S line in the western part of the park within Chocosuela caldera, which formed as a result of major explosive eruptions during the late Pleistocene.

Photo by Guillermo Alvarado (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad).


Platanar