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Poas Volcano

Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cloud forest” (90 reviews)
“san jose” (157 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 65 reviews
"san jose"
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"costa rica"
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"national park"
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"cloud cover"
in 54 reviews
"clear view"
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"main crater"
in 50 reviews
"parking lot"
in 77 reviews
"visitor center"
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"great view"
in 60 reviews
"active crater"
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"strawberries"
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"be patient"
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"viewing area"
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"short hike"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1  Thank karlijnvdg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Kathy N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank swamp69
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  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

9  Thank bianca m
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

It was a good drive up to the point that visitors are allowed. The drive was a good introduction on what to drive going to La Fortuna and Monteverde - zigzag. I got my driving practice using the 4-wheel drive technique on this road. The...More

1  Thank romeo4536
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

The park has been closed since April 13, 2017 due to increased and unpredictable volcanic activity; the latest update is that officials were petitioned on October 23rd to reopen the park since the volcano had been quite for several months. The decision whether to reopen...More

5  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

The volcano was closed but just the road up the hill is amazing ! we stopped for very good coffee and to admire the beautiful view.

1  Thank estefania z
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nanbc45
January 18, 2018|
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Response from estefania z | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we called and asked everywhere but it depends on the volcano's activity and weather. You could still try, the way uphill is very pretty :)
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Toychic
January 9, 2018|
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Response from Henry M |
Hi, you don’t need a 4wd as the road is completely paved. You need to call the park to check if they are open.
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