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Poas Volcano

Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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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$ 107.00*
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Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose
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US$ 168.14*
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Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

The ride to the top of the volcano is very scenic and you get to see the countryside. In San Jose it was in the upper 20s C but at the top of the volcano it was around 15 C so may want to bring...More

Thank Oreostud
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Was a very good volcano up in the mountains with a great view of the volcano. Be careful of when the park closes as they will kick you out like they did to us :(

Thank nick p
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Having over 100 volcanoes and around 7 active, it was hard to pick which one to visit. We picked Poas as it was one of the active and it was an easy drive from San Jose. We coupled this with a visit to the La...More

Thank DVG54
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

We went here real early on Sunday morning. We had a clear sky just 20 km away from the top but by the time we reached the top it was cloudy, rainy and windy. The guy at the booth told us there was nothing to...More

Thank IljaVerolme
Reviewed 2 August 2015

When we arrived at the entrance, the cashier confessed us there was 0 visibility and he was extremely nice so we turn around and didn't pay anything (well, only time wasted). Various persons we talked to said it's very common the volcano is totally cloudy....More

Thank 543mexico
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Be sure you get there early in the morning. Also be aware that the clouds can move in and hamper visibility. It's a beautiful sight and well worth the trip. Pack a light windbreaker/jacket. There are public restrooms and small concession area.

Thank SistarMartin
Reviewed 30 July 2015

It took us a couple trials before we got up there on a sunny day. Somehow, we ended up entering the park on a special holiday and got free entrance! We walked up the path towards the volcano, passing beautiful vegetation and animals. We could...More

1  Thank D G
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I was lucky and came on a day were there was no massive cloud hiding the view. Make sure you come early! The sulfur pool is an amazing shade of blue and you can really feel the altitude on your hike up to the viewpoint...More

Thank Betontheworld
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Such an extraordinary place, and so accessible! The view into the caldera is like something from another planet, a mix of barren rock and lush vegetation, shrouded in sulfurous clouds. And all an easy walk from the park entrance, situated on a well-maintained paved mountain...More

Thank Planetary
Reviewed 26 July 2015

A very interesting and beautiful drive from San Jose to the national park. An interesting visitors center and than a short walk to the volcano rim. Unfortunately, the clouds did not lift and we could not see into the crater. Never the less, it was...More

1  Thank Steve S
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
I believe here is still minor activity / eruptions in June and July 2017 and I think the volcano is closed to visitors. Please check with local websites.
Marcie H
21 May 2017|
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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
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