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All reviews cloud forest san jose costa rica early in the morning parking lot national park clear view main crater great view viewing area visitor center worth the trip day trip short walk strawberries bring a jacket rainy season
For those unable to walk uphill to the viewing point (1.2 km there and back in total), local young volunteers provide a shuttle service in an 'ambulance van' for disabled people from the visitor centre next to the car park (which also has designated slots...More
We visited in January 2019. After researching local tour prices we decided that we didn’t want to pay a fortune for what amounts to just transport (because you don’t need a guided tour for the volcano). It cost us about $15 each through the national...More
We left Jaco and drove 2.5 hours to Poas Volcano. It was a beautiful drive up the volcano passing by farms, houses, starbuck's coffee plant, restaurants and Lodges. We finally got to the top and the guard asked if we had tickets. We said no,...More
First of all, it really isn't a tour. You pay $17 to get a hard hat and a tour guide at the very start which only tells you of some of the dangers. You then get to roam as a group up hill until you...More
We recommend a visit to the Poas just for the experience of feeling an active volcano and smelling the sulfur gas. The smell is not strong but just enough to make you feel close to the center of the crater. Go in the morning before...More
We (luckily) only found out by chance that you have to purchase tickets prior to visiting the volcano. The official website is clunky, slow and not mobile friendly. We tried numerous times to purchase tickets, only for errors to occur. Eventually we gave up and...More
We stayed up in the mountains and booked an early slot to heighten our chances of a clear view, and we were rewarded with a great view of the smouldering volcano for most of our alloted 20 minutes.
You have to book ahead (note that...More
This is well timed so you get a helmet and a window of time to visit the vista. Beautiful view above the clouds. Easy hike. Pretty much an in and out thing....we didnt stay or eat or anything. We just walked to the point when...More
It was great experience. I was expecting to have a little bit more explanation about the volcano and some history from our guide but they just let us walk freely to the volcano.
I would recommend to go as early as possible so you can...More