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Poas Volcano

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Poas Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
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Poas Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
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All reviews cloud forest san jose costa rica early in the morning parking lot clear view national park main crater great view viewing area visitor center worth the trip day trip short walk strawberries bring a jacket rainy season
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having braved the Sinac website from the U.K., following the instructions I found on the internet, we finally arrived for our designated 10:00 slot to hopefully view the volcano. We arrived early, so, when we enquired, we were allowed to go with the 9:40 group....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MARGOTW885
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick visit to Poas Volcano proved to be well worth it, the drive to and from was really awesome and the tour was great, awesome view point with a ton of marks from the 2017 eruption!!! The whole family loved it, and yes it is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank AlexMalt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Parks Service changed the system for entry to this park in (I believe) December 2018. Now you need to book on-line in advance. However, no-one knows this yet, so most of us drove into the park and then had to drive back out...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see this magnificent volcano but the weather was really bad and we saw nothing. The fog was really thick and the rain kept pouring down so it was just unlucky.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Fabrizio113
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park was reopened on Sept 2018. The restaurant and visitor center are still closed after receiving volcano damage. You must sign a waiver and give your passport number when you purchase tickets online (the only way you can do it). You are allowed 20...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Raroboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun time going to the volcano, it was a short walk around 700 meters. Once up their when it was clear amazing views. Couple of downsides were they have currently lowered the visiting time to 20 minutes and if not clear you basically...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 998jennb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the price! You have to book online in advance. You can stay up there just limited time because of the sulfate in the air

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Essz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to be able to see the Poas Volcano because it is often shrouded in clouds and mist. Go very early to be successful in visiting this park. You only have 20 minutes to view the crater and the fumes which were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Poas Volcano as part of our daily tours. Located at 9500' altitude, a light jacket might come in handy as the temperature is cool and, if there are clouds, there may be moisture in the air. On the day we went, there was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JonInIndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

maravilloso y educativo! impactante... lo recomendamos fuertemente. wonderful and educational! shocking... we strongly recommend it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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February 13, 2019|
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Response from Robin B | Reviewed this property |
We had our bags in the back of our small rented SUV which was new and had been delivered without one of those sliding covers over the bags. The Poas carpark was supervised by an attendant (who checked carefully that we had... More
January 20, 2019|
Response from Sebivers | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we followed the itinerary proposed by the Mapme App. It was the steepest road I ever saw! It was a secondary road though.