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Poas Volcano

CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We headed on our way to Paos Volcano on June 22,2017. The roads we very windy and the view spectacular! Not for the faint of heart. We could see the volcano despite the clouds. Unfortunately, we could not get all the way to the top...More

Thank April F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day tourned out to be clear and sunny at Poas!...We were blessed to have this great view of the volcano!....a month later the volcano was active!

Thank ilearnbytravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

MUST GO!! Try to head there around 11 am , we waited for a long period of time, it was totally worth it at the end.. simply be patient and you'll be lucky

Thank Rolando A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we went there very early in the morning the road to the volcano was closed due to eruption took place a month ago. So check volcano possition before you go there.

Thank Rami A
Reviewed May 18, 2017

The walk up to the volcano is easy. Go in the morning! We were lucky enough to make it to the mountain early enough in the day before the clouds blew through, and definitely worth the trek.It's great for a picture and you'll only stay...More

1  Thank fitpaths
Reviewed May 17, 2017

If you have time this is worth the drive. About 1 hr from the airport. The drive up to the volcano was beautiful passing a lot of coffee fields and fruit stands. The walk to the crater is not too bad and seeing the gasses...More

Thank deejayesh
Reviewed May 14, 2017

The cloud was early the day we visited Poas. The kind lady at the ticket booth made sure we understood there was only a 50:50 chance of seeing the crater before she sold us a ticket. Parking is paid separately (which threw me - and...More

Thank Trekbud
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We were expecting to visit this National Treasure while in Costa Rica but it is now closed, May 2017, due to activity. Check for availability before planning!

Thank chelseyrobb
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

If you are planning a trip to Poas Volcano please check to see if it is open prior to traveling. The park has been closed since the first part of April and is not expected to reopen anytime soon.

1  Thank weeone03
Reviewed May 9, 2017

There is a lot to see in the park, including the drive up the mountainside. We bought fresh fruit and passed by coffee fields. The trail is very gently with rolling up and down. Lookout destination is a must over the smokey blow hole. The...More

Thank Teresa H
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Marcie H
Is there some other place to stop and see the volcano now since the park is closed indefinitely?
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Jose E | Reviewed this property |
There are just some places to eat and to enjoy great views. Thats all
has anyone done this as part of a group escorted tour, i.e. discover costa rica 7 day escorted tour thru apple vacations or similar travel company?
April 17, 2017|
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Response from unctompr | Reviewed this property |
We hired a transportation company for the week. They created our itinerary as well as pick up and drop off at the airport. There were 9 of us and the transportation cost was $1000.00 US dollars. We were responsible for food... More
Tim O
Are you required to use a guide or can you pay the admission and hike on your own?
March 14, 2017|
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Response from SusanRead | Reviewed this property |
On your own is fine