Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08253
Forested Rota volcano rises above steaming ground of the San Jacinto thermal area at the eastern end of the Telica volcanic complex. Highway 26 between Telica and Malpaisillo crosses the low saddle between Rota and the Telica complex and provides easy access to the mud pots and steaming vents of the thermal area. Visitors to San Jacinto are accompanied by groups of vendors who live in settlements near the thermal area.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).