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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 6 days ago

The drive up to this volcano is amazing in and of itself. We stopped for some amazing coffee at a location on the way and we were able to overlook the coffee fields just as the mists came in. Was amazing. You have to try...More

1  Thank Jimmy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unique experience that everybody need in their life! If you are in Costa Rica try to visit this National Park. P.S: The volcano has been showing volcanic activity, so some days the park would be closed to visitors. My recommendation is to contact the...More

5  Thank TatianaRodriguez
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

After 2.5 hours driving, we arrived at Poas to find it had been closed due to volcanic activity since April this year. No info on the closing on google or TripAdvisor.

7  Thank JMac1985
Reviewed September 2, 2017

I had 3 days in San Jose before boarding the Okeanos Aggressor for Cocos and took 3 excursions. The best trip was on the 2nd day to Doka coffee plantation, Poas Volcano, and La Paz Waterfalls. The Poas main cauldron was eerily beautiful, stark and...More

1  Thank Craig W
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

I heard it was closed. Before I decided to go there, I asked the staff who works in my hotel whether it is open or not. The staff told me it opens all around year. But when I got to Alajuela to transfer the bus...More

4  Thank Changbok S
Reviewed August 25, 2017

The Poas Volcano is a must see while in Costa Rica. I visited this volcano as part of a combined tour with a coffee plantation and waterfall gardens. Up top, you are literally in the clouds. Once the clouds clear the view is amazing.

1  Thank chrisbaxter78
Reviewed August 12, 2017

A wonder of nature you can not miss, walking up the slope, watching eye-catching Costa Rican flora and colourful birds, and that gigantic lake on the volcano with the clouds that cover and uncovers it like magic. Awesome!

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

It's perhaps the most beautiful volcano I've ever visited. The lagoon nearby is beautiful, too. My husband and I drove up to Poas ourselves. We used Waze for navigation and the volcano was easy to find. We were able to park quite high up there...More

2  Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Currently this is closed to the public due to it being active and not safe. If it is open when you are there it's a beauty but, may not be visible due to the clouds

3  Thank Peacefulescapes
Reviewed June 23, 2017 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

3  Thank April F
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October 16, 2017|
Response from Rami A | Reviewed this property |
I was there in May 2017, and it was closed. I suggest you to find information in their internet site.
October 5, 2017|
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Response from AV8RS | Reviewed this property |
The best time to view the volcano is dry the dry season. Between late February through June. We went in late March, and it was perfect. Good Luck.
September 25, 2017|
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Response from ilearnbytravel | Reviewed this property |
We visited in March and the volcano became active a couple of weeks later. It must be closed due to possible volcanic activity.