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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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Private Tour: Coffee Plantation, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall from San...
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CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

As an active volcano, the views here change every few minutes. When we arrived, after a nice drive through the Costa Rican countryside, the volcano was totally obscured. We could easily been disheartened after driving so far. However, with a little patience, the wind changes...More

Thank Tennessee50plus
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I was in and out in under ½ hour. You walk on a wide trail filled with hordes of tourists to get to the vista, snap your picture and then turn around and leave. I regrettably stopped here on the way to La Fortuna and...More

Thank amyfine
Reviewed 22 June 2015

What a beautiful place to tour on your own! The visitor's center is very informative, the gift shop is lovely & the staff ready to answer all your questions. The trail to hike to the crater is marvelous! Good work Costa Rica!

Reviewed 22 June 2015

We toured the volcano on a breezy day. Our hotel's proprietor told us we'd have a chance to see the crater and the beautiful lagoon as the cloud usually came and went when there was a steady breeze. We were lucky to see both and...More

1  Thank reidindy
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is an easily accessible volcano around San Jose. Not very spectacular but worth the little drive to see it. Well established with loads of ticos to watch. We found it a relaxing little side trip from Alajuela.

Thank WeGetsAround
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Great place to visit when in Costa Rica, about 1.5 hours from San Jose. the drive up the mountain is a real treat, amazing to see how they live, the coffee plantations and the roads wind up the mountain. You have to be lucky to...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you want to see an active volcano in Costa Rica then you can always count on Poas! You just need to get there early in the morning before the clouds settle in. It can get chilly up there too so take extra clothing. Everyone...More

1  Thank LeighCR
Reviewed 16 June 2015

If the prospect of peering into an active volcano seems too good to resist, Volcan Poas might just underwhelm you. It doesn’t look like a picture-postcard volcano shape, and the slopes are covered in thick cloud-forest. If you are lucky enough to see into the...More

Thank malvern09
Reviewed 15 June 2015

It is amazing to see the action of Earth live inform of a live volcano with gust of steam coming out from cater lake green waters and aroma of Phosphorus in air. Brilliant vegetation with so much color.

Thank sanjivvgandhi
Reviewed 15 June 2015

An incredible, magical sight. A must see if in the San Jose area! Get there early to see the crater...walk up an incline to see the lagoon.

Thank Katekates
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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|
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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
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