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Where will the POAS8 take place?

The POAS8 event starts a 8 AM, in front of the restaurant "Freddo Fresas".

The accessibility, spectacular views and craters of the Poas Volcano make it one of the country’s most popular national parks with more than 175,000 visitors each year.

An hour drive from San Jose or Alajuela, the park is wheelchair accessible, has paved roads and a sensational view of the second-widest crater (9/10th of a mile) in the world. Poas is one of Costa Rica’s five active volcanoes and has erupted several times over the past century, sending huge ash clouds into the air.

The park is blanketed in giant ferns and poor man’s umbrella plants, their massive leaves nearly three feet in diameter. The acid rains generated by the volcano allow few other species to flourish in the area. From the crater lookout, visitors can observe a lagoon of aquamarine water. At a depth of nearly 1000 feet, it is the largest volcanic lagoon on Earth.

Poas is comprised of three craters, only one of which is active. One of the dormant craters has transformed into a cold-water lake, known as Laguna Botas which flows down the mountain and feeds the Sarapiqui River.

The park contains four major habitats: arrayans, cloud forest, stunted forest and areas with little or no vegetation. Hikers will be pleased to learn that this is the most accessible active volcano in the world, though not all may consider "accessibility" to a live volcano a positive attribute.

As in earlier editions of the Poás8 event bike riders, runners, and walkers can take the challenge of climbing up the mountain of the Poás. 8 times may be attempted of course but 1 time is also good enough. This year a walk around trails is introduced. You may participate on your own but also in teams with family, friends, classmates, and colleagues. By participating together you can help more cancer patients.
Do you climb with us?
As in earlier editions of the Poás8 event bike riders, runners, and walkers can take the challenge of climbing up the mountain of the Poás. 8 times may be attempted of course but 1 time is also good enough. This year a walk around trails is introduced. You may participate on your own but also in teams with family, friends, classmates, and colleagues. By participating together you can help more cancer patients.
Do you run with us?
As in earlier editions of the Poás8 event bike riders, runners, and walkers can take the challenge of climbing up the mountain of the Poás. 8 times may be attempted of course but 1 time is also good enough. This year a walk around trails is introduced. You may participate on your own but also in teams with family, friends, classmates, and colleagues. By participating together you can help more cancer patients.
Do you climb with us?
Do you climb with us?
Different organizations like Fundacáncer, the Red Cross, physical therapists, the San Pedro council will be present at the event in the area around restaurant Freddo Fresas in San Pedro, Poás. These organizations will volunteer to assist on the day of the event; some of these organizations will give talks on information about cancer and health related topics. Some speakers will be present and there will be opportunity for questions and answers.
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For the first time by Poás8….zumba, fast moving and make fun. Fitness and dance movements on swinging latinmusic, as salsa, flamengo and merange. A party for everyone.

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Do you dance with us?
For the first time by Poás8….a trampoline. Jumping, dancing, diving, falling, Come together with your family, friends, classmates and have fun!
Do you jump with us?
For the first time by Poás8….hula hula. Never done before ? this is your chance ! Turning and turning in a lot of different ways. A party for everyone.
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