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Poas Volcano

CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Combination Tour: Poas Volcano Doka Estate and La Paz Waterfalls Gardens
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CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up to the volcano is easy. Go in the morning! We were lucky enough to make it to the mountain early enough in the day before the clouds blew through, and definitely worth the trek.It's great for a picture and you'll only stay...More

1  Thank fitpaths
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time this is worth the drive. About 1 hr from the airport. The drive up to the volcano was beautiful passing a lot of coffee fields and fruit stands. The walk to the crater is not too bad and seeing the gasses...More

Thank deejayesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cloud was early the day we visited Poas. The kind lady at the ticket booth made sure we understood there was only a 50:50 chance of seeing the crater before she sold us a ticket. Parking is paid separately (which threw me - and...More

Thank Trekbud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting to visit this National Treasure while in Costa Rica but it is now closed, May 2017, due to activity. Check for availability before planning!

Thank chelseyrobb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are planning a trip to Poas Volcano please check to see if it is open prior to traveling. The park has been closed since the first part of April and is not expected to reopen anytime soon.

1  Thank weeone03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot to see in the park, including the drive up the mountainside. We bought fresh fruit and passed by coffee fields. The trail is very gently with rolling up and down. Lookout destination is a must over the smokey blow hole. The...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really excited to see Poas Volcano, but we knew it was closed due to the eruption at the beginning of April. We received some misinformation that you could still see the volcano from the highway, but this was totally untrue. Keep checking with...More

2  Thank LadyTanis1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was for sure an unforgettable experience, from the drive through the countryside to get here, to site itself. It's a great spot to admire nature and fully relax. I loved it!

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Costa Rica is blessed with volcanos and Poas volcano is great for a day trip. There is a scenic walk from the info centre before you reach the amazing viewing platform. There are also a few walking trails.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to view the Poas Volcano. Pretty impressive with steam and gasses coming out of the crater. (a few days AFTER our visit...it erupted!) IF a person has any kind of respiratory issues, best to stay back. After standing and looking for a short...More

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Marcie H
Is there some other place to stop and see the volcano now since the park is closed indefinitely?
May 21, 2017|
Response from AaarathiS | Reviewed this property |
I hear that authorities have closed off roads leading to Poas volcano because of recent eruptions. Updates on the park may be obtained from- Área de Conservación Cordillera Volcánica Central (ACCVC). I don't know if there is... More
has anyone done this as part of a group escorted tour, i.e. discover costa rica 7 day escorted tour thru apple vacations or similar travel company?
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
Tim O
Are you required to use a guide or can you pay the admission and hike on your own?
March 14, 2017|
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Response from SusanRead | Reviewed this property |
On your own is fine