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Poas Volcano

Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Private Puntarenas Shore Excursion: Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
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Hiking to Hule Volcanic Lagoon
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cloud forest” (90 reviews)
“san jose” (158 reviews)
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Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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"cloud forest"
in 90 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 67 reviews
"san jose"
in 158 reviews
"costa rica"
in 190 reviews
"national park"
in 55 reviews
"cloud cover"
in 54 reviews
"clear view"
in 55 reviews
"main crater"
in 50 reviews
"parking lot"
in 78 reviews
"visitor center"
in 40 reviews
"great view"
in 60 reviews
"active crater"
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"strawberries"
in 40 reviews
"be patient"
in 28 reviews
"viewing area"
in 38 reviews
"short hike"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Travelling to Poas is a mixed stuff. You have to drive through beautiful scenic areas. Then hike through rainforest areas and then you will be on the crater. If you have more energy then please hike down to lake as well. It is beautiful to...More

Thank Qadir K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a lot of visitor complain about the entrance fee - you know in advance that it cost $ 15.00 per person and $ 2.00 for the parking - so not really fair to complaint about it! We had a sunny day and could see the...More

1  Thank Joerg S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This volcano is currently unavailable for visits as of March of 2018 because of active volcanic activity. But visits to the coffee plantations and La Paz waterfalls are a good alternative.

5  Thank jensen7102
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Don’t go: park is closed because of an eruption in 2017. Local information says it will be open again in 2019... We, stupid tourists, didn’t knew and also guides from other parts of the country weren’t informed about this.

14  Thank karlijnvdg
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s one of the most popular short trip in Costa Rica. volcano, animals, it’s a great place to get to know Costa Rica.

Thank Qiao G
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Good visitor center, great view of the crater, and some easy hikes through the cloud forest. Caveats: The park is currently closed because of volcanic activity - check before you go. Also, this is cloud forest, and it is often raining or fogged in to...More

3  Thank Kathy N
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Please be advised that the park is currently closed. The drive can still be fun, the strawberries are amazing, coffee plantations picturesque and shops fun but you will most likely be turned back prior to making it to the entrance to the park.

1  Thank swamp69
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

It was a scenic drive and I believe worth having a look see. I had never seen a volcano so a new experience. Wear walking shoes. Clouds come and go so worth staying a while to view the scenery.

2  Thank cvmcd0nald
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Volcan Poas is a great day trip in the central valley. The main crater is amazing, and hiking through the cloud forest to the lagoon is beautiful.

7  Thank K8errm24
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Got there and just like Irazu volcano the price of the entrance fee is $5 more than what it is on the internet. But the view is amazing. You have to come early to watch the lake surrounded the volcano. I came at 10 and...More

10  Thank bianca m
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rebeccalloydjones
January 22, 2018|
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Response from CanaJill | Reviewed this property |
Still closed (Mar 12th). Talked to a man near the top who said it may be open again in a couple of months.
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