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Poas Volcano

Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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USD 107.00*
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Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

When we first got to the volcano, they suggested at the entrance that we leave because visibility was limited due to weather. We came back and they said the same thing but we chose to go anyway because it was our only chance. The hike...More

Thank Einat1234
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Unfortunately the clouds covered the crater when we visited and it rained for most of the time. The little bit of the crater that I saw I'd recommend others going to see and it was a nice walk

Thank jo l
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Set off from San Jose early via bus. Long winded journey up the mountain wasn't too bad. Disappointingly the crater of Poas was covered in cloud which meant you couldn't really appreciate the views. After wandering around the trails and a stop off in the...More

Thank Lukehi
Reviewed 21 November 2015

From San Jose, it was a little over an hour drive. Spent roughly 40 USD for two people to get into the park and received the warning that we had a 50/50 shot of actually seeing the crater. Fortunately, along with the rest of our...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is an active volcano with sulphur smoke still coming out from the crater.The view from the top is beautiful. It was good that the crater was not obscured by clouds.The walk to the summit is 1.5 miles at an altitude of 7000 ft or...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

We loved this experience but make sure you go there when it is clear, when we were there it was cloudy so we had to wait 20 or so minutes and then all of a sudden it cleared it out. We were on a tour...More

Thank Cesar S
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I always wanted to walk up to a volcanic crater and look inside so doing so at Poas Volcano was a really great surprise. We went to the nearby Doka Coffee Plantation for a tour (also recommended) and heard how beautiful the Poas volcano crater...More

Thank causemark
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is a great place to see a volcano up close. I would recommend seeing this volcano over some of the others as you can see the inside. Very cool!

Thank bigfootcanuck
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I had an 8 hour layover and wanted to do something while here. I came to the volcano, and what a beautiful park (and view). I would definitely like to come back for a longer stay.

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

It is truly an active volcano. Steam spurs upwardly. There is a strong smell of Sulfur. Asthmatics and lung sensitive sufferers should prepare for reactions or shorten their visit. It is wheelchair and elderly accessible because of ramps. You will have a great view of...More

Thank Ramon N
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17 October 2017|
Response from Rami A | Reviewed this property |
I was there in May 2017, and it was closed. I suggest you to find information in their internet site.
5 October 2017|
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Response from AV8RS | Reviewed this property |
The best time to view the volcano is dry the dry season. Between late February through June. We went in late March, and it was perfect. Good Luck.
25 September 2017|
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Response from ilearnbytravel | Reviewed this property |
We visited in March and the volcano became active a couple of weeks later. It must be closed due to possible volcanic activity.