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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 2 weeks ago 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.

3  Thank JMac1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Changbok S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed June 17, 2017

The day tourned out to be clear and sunny at Poas!...We were blessed to have this great view of the volcano!....a month later the volcano was active!

1  Thank ilearnbytravel
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

MUST GO!! Try to head there around 11 am , we waited for a long period of time, it was totally worth it at the end.. simply be patient and you'll be lucky

1  Thank Rolando A
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Response from Rolando A | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Jose E | Reviewed this property |
There are just some places to eat and to enjoy great views. Thats all
April 17, 2017|
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Response from unctompr | Reviewed this property |
We hired a transportation company for the week. They created our itinerary as well as pick up and drop off at the airport. There were 9 of us and the transportation cost was $1000.00 US dollars. We were responsible for food... More