Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08628
The forested summit area of Volcán Barva is composed of a series of overlapping cones with about a dozen vents. At the lower right is the well-preserved cone of Danta (whose name means tapir), with a small lake in its crater. Forest-covered lava flows can be seen to its left. Barva is the topographic high point of Braulio Carillo National Park, noted for its lush forests and exotic birds and wildlife.
Photo by Federico Chavarria Kopper, 1999 (courtesy of Eduardo Malavassi, OVSICORI-UNA).