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Porvenir Volcano

Porvenir Volcano

Quick Facts

  • Location : Juan Castro Blanco National Park
  • Altitude : 7,438 feet above sea level

Located in Juan Castro Blanco National Park, the dormant Porvenir Volcano sits less than two miles south of fellow stratovolcano, Platanar. Porvenir's volcanic summit sits 1,410 feet above the surrounding terrain, which is dominated by primary cloud forest. The remains of Porvenir's ancient volcanic crater are filled with water. A second, smaller cone sits south of the main crater and a small lake, known as El Congo, lies due west.

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The remains of ancient lava flows paint parts of its volcanic slope. Very rustic hiking trails, accessed from the main entrance to Juan Castro Blanco National Park, weave through the forest surrounding the volcano. However, Porvenir is very isolated and difficult to reach; be sure to consult with park rangers before setting out for the volcano. 

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