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Poas Volcano

CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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US$ 64.00*
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Half-Day Tour to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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US$ 71.11*
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Half-Day Trip to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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US$ 129.00*
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Combination Tour: Poas Volcano Doka Estate and La Paz Waterfalls Gardens
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
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CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Magic, beautiful place, outstanding place to go. They need to improve the picnic area but is perfect, chilly, sulphur smells due to the volcano. Superb

Thank esteban c
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Yes we did it! It is very difficult to see the volcano crater as clear as we saw it! Great experience for our friends visiting from USA and Mexico

Thank Jlizanox
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The drive there is totally fine, there's a few bumpy areas in the city Alajuela on the way, but the drive up the hill is perfectly fine - for those who are a bit concerned - even in rainy/off season when we went. $15 per...More

Thank nellosaurus
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Great place to get a birds eye view of one of Costa Rica's many volcano. Great hiking areas and just a all-round great place to visit. Highly recommended place to visit while in Costa Rica! A+

Thank Jed B
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The drive from the Peace Lodge to the entrance of the Poas Volcano National Park is about 20 minutes long. Upon arrival we paid a $15 per person admissions fee and parked. A local advised us to make our way towards the crater as soon...More

1  Thank Alma H
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Saw it on a clear day (apparently clear days are far and few between after talking with others on the rim). We left Santa Ana at 7am on a Sunday, got there by 8:10am right after opening, and took the short, paved hike to the...More

Thank gatorchuckie
Reviewed 5 October 2015

After picking up our rental car early on a Sunday morning we headed north to the Poas Volcano National Park. The drive was short appx 1.5 hours and the roads were good. In some spots they were a bit windy but still good. We arrived...More

2  Thank Alicia T
Reviewed 5 October 2015

It was an excellent and clear day. The guide spoke in Spanish and English. It was a small tour with only about 10 people. We got to know each other. We stopped at a little gift shop and coffee shop on the way up that...More

Thank Spero772
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We went there in the August (the rainy season) so we wern't terribly surprised when we arrived to see that the volcano was clouded in. We walked up the paved trail in the rain, which was an easy stroll. We stopped at the viewing point...More

Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is a beautiful volcano. The color of the "water" or whatever it has in its crater is hypnotic, a marvelous light turquoise. You have to know it's rare if you get to see the crater, most of the time is cloudy. like 80% of...More

Thank Dey M
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Marcie H
Is there some other place to stop and see the volcano now since the park is closed indefinitely?
21 May 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?
18 April 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?
15 March 2017|
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Response from SusanRead | Reviewed this property |
On your own is fine