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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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$63.00*
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Half- Day Trip to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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$64.00*
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Half-Day Tour to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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$71.11*
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Half-Day Trip to Poas Volcano from San Jose

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Truly a positive experience after the walk up to the volcano. The view was just spectacular and visible from the different levels and view points. Fun and enjoyable to see a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
scooterbug42
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Vienna, Austria
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436 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the entry is a shame, cause it was not possible to go the full way (60min) because they closed the way without any informations. The volcano was not visible because of the fog. the way their with public bus is easy and cheap.

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Thank Chris_Rath
St. Catharines, Canada
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm sure this review would be different if we'd gone on a clear day. To be fair, the fellow at the gate warned us before we paid that we probably would not see anything before we paid, but we had driven a distance and had a tight travel schedule, so we tried. It was a fairly steep entrance fee and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You park the car, walk a few minutes and you're already there. Might be disappointing if you expect/like to walk more. However you actually see the crater pretty well (it was a sunny day when we did it) and it is impressive. But get there early or you may wait a while in your car before being allowed to enter.... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a positive experience after the walk up to the volcano. The view was just spectacular and visible from the different levels and view points. Fun and enjoyable to see a great natural wonder of nature in person.

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Thank scooterbug42
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Poas Volcano when we were in the area last month. The most important thing when planning a trip here is to get there early and be sure its not a cloudy day. We planned on taking the public bus up, but were discouraged by the locals because it didn't get there until later in the morning.... More 

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Eaton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They say early morning is the best time to be able to see across the crater. The park opens at 8 am and we were there before 9. We did see short glimpses of the central lake and the rims during the hour or so we were there. It's rather expensive to get in and park, but we felt it... More 

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Thank Richard M
Phuket, Thailand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The 2/5 is actually for a helpful driver and the views to and from this "attraction". I had read about the fog that hid the view and we were there just before 10am, but saw NOTHING. Very disappointing. I can only assume that it is maybe better at other times of the year since the infrastructure and trails looked good.... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Poas volcano is not too far away from the city of San Jose. I joined the half day tour from Costaricatour.com. The tour guide picked me up on time and its a comfortable and reliable ride. After arrived at the parking, you only need to walk about 600 m to see the first lagoon. It was a nice sunny day... More 

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Thank Tony C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really cool spot high in the mountains. Clouds swoop in quickly and will obscure your view of the crater, but its still amazing.

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The entrance fee was higher than stated on the website and you must pay for parking. The parking was a good hike from the volcano overlook. The elderly and those that have a hard time walking may have a hard time even getting to the overlook. If it is cloudy don't waste your time or money here. The view was... More 

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