Costa Rica
We took a hike above the crater to explore the cloudforest and its rare páramo climate where all the plants are stunted because it is so damp and freezes at night. We had to drive up the mountain very early because Poás is covered by clouds by 9:30am every day - if you are lucky. On a rare clear day you can see the Caribbean from the top. Eruptions in 1974 and 1989 closed the park for up to a year.