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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 1 week ago

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

Thank romeo4536
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

This is most definitely a MUST SEE! Its a view so breathtaking with the skyline so close its amazing. Be prepared to be awwed! Bring a light jacket or sweater as it does get a little cold up there & make sure to have your...More

Thank Chews D
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The drive up to this volcano is amazing in and of itself. We stopped for some amazing coffee at a location on the way and we were able to overlook the coffee fields just as the mists came in. Was amazing. You have to try...More

2  Thank Jimmy R
Reviewed September 29, 2017

An unique experience that everybody need in their life! If you are in Costa Rica try to visit this National Park. P.S: The volcano has been showing volcanic activity, so some days the park would be closed to visitors. My recommendation is to contact the...More

6  Thank TatianaRodriguez
Reviewed September 3, 2017 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.

7  Thank JMac1985
Reviewed September 2, 2017

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

1  Thank Craig W
Reviewed August 28, 2017 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

4  Thank Changbok S
Reviewed August 25, 2017

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
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October 16, 2017|
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Response from Adolfo A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the volcano was closed back in the days due to volcanic activity but, it's open now, you can visit it and also you can take into consideration nearby attractions in the area. You will also find souvenirs, a lot of... More
October 5, 2017|
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Response from MerlinPrague |
Thanks, AV8RS, however it did not answer my question, as I was asking about Poas AFTER April 2017, as it got closed by that time so I was wandering if it ever reopened while it looks like it is still closed even now... So... More
September 25, 2017|
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Response from ilearnbytravel | Reviewed this property |
We visited in March and the volcano became active a couple of weeks later. It must be closed due to possible volcanic activity.