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Poas Volcano

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 1:15 PM
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  • Average11%
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Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's necessary to buy the tickets ahead of time. You are only given 20 minutes at the crater and visibility is usually poor. All of the other trails are closed to the public now, so you pay $4 for parking and $15 to enter and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rutdp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Poas was simply majestic for my group. When we arrived at the summit (after donning our mandatory hard hats), we saw nothing but thick cloud obscuring the peak and surroundings. Then, ten minutes later, the fog lifted, and we saw the gargantuan crater of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Alexander L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two star because of the price and because no one knew (not even locals) that we had to do a reservation to enter. We were lucky the gate person tell us how to do the reservation on the phones of our local friends. The volcano...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Frankiepb98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved the 7am slot, 1st slot in morning. They told us that it was too foggy that we won’t see anything, so they asked if we would prefer to go up with 8am group. I asked if it was ok if we head back...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lewey3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel concierge helped us buy the tickets online the day of the visit. Keep in mind that this is somewhat of low season and we went on a Wednesday. We got there about 20 minutes early from our scheduled time and they allowed us...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KSB73
Reviewed August 7, 2019

I have been there multiple times. My recommendation is that if it's foggy, you just wait and eventually, usually in a few minutes, it will clear up enough for you to take a good luck.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SDQesther
Reviewed August 7, 2019

My wife and I visited Poas Volcano park on July of 2019. They have scheduled groups of up to 25 - 30 cars allowed to enter every 40 minutes. Then you can spend up to 20 minutes at the viewpoint which is far away from...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank kotanas
Reviewed August 7, 2019

I had this question unanswered before we went, now I would like to share what I learn with you. First, let me start with the tickets, you must get your tickets beforehand, but depending on the day of the week you are planning to go,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank jheredia3
Reviewed August 7, 2019

We had great experience, went by ourselves. Make sure you buy your tickets online in before and print. Arrive about 15 minutes before to the main gate and inform guard your tour time. After that all the rest is easy and ask the wind to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 694vanessaf
Reviewed August 3, 2019

Let’s start with the booking process. It is as client-unfriendly as it gets. You need to get an account first, then order your slot, then you have 8 minutes to enter passport details of everyone attending (seriously???) and complete payment. The slots are strict 20...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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mh_loveslife
June 22, 2019|
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Response from Vansportsfan | Reviewed this property |
You would need to contact the sightseeing tour company that you booked with directly for pickup.
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Response from milly591 | Reviewed this property |
no problems for kids...fumes are very minimal but with an infant you will have to push all the way up...but its doable as it is a paved road all the way up
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