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Poas Volcano

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maravilloso y educativo! impactante... lo recomendamos fuertemente. wonderful and educational! shocking... we strongly recommend it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patriciamaricel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Goose123456789
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michaelcG7748ZT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dman4djob
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sebivers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Graceyrx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arth_19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katedeal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank verod583
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21 January 2019|
Response from Sebivers | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we followed the itinerary proposed by the Mapme App. It was the steepest road I ever saw! It was a secondary road though.