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Poas Volcano

Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonder of nature you can not miss, walking up the slope, watching eye-catching Costa Rican flora and colourful birds, and that gigantic lake on the volcano with the clouds that cover and uncovers it like magic. Awesome!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's perhaps the most beautiful volcano I've ever visited. The lagoon nearby is beautiful, too. My husband and I drove up to Poas ourselves. We used Waze for navigation and the volcano was easy to find. We were able to park quite high up there...More

1  Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Currently this is closed to the public due to it being active and not safe. If it is open when you are there it's a beauty but, may not be visible due to the clouds

2  Thank Peacefulescapes
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We headed on our way to Paos Volcano on June 22,2017. The roads we very windy and the view spectacular! Not for the faint of heart. We could see the volcano despite the clouds. Unfortunately, we could not get all the way to the top...More

2  Thank April F
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The day tourned out to be clear and sunny at Poas!...We were blessed to have this great view of the volcano!....a month later the volcano was active!

1  Thank ilearnbytravel
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

MUST GO!! Try to head there around 11 am , we waited for a long period of time, it was totally worth it at the end.. simply be patient and you'll be lucky

1  Thank Rolando A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Although we went there very early in the morning the road to the volcano was closed due to eruption took place a month ago. So check volcano possition before you go there.

1  Thank Rami A
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The walk up to the volcano is easy. Go in the morning! We were lucky enough to make it to the mountain early enough in the day before the clouds blew through, and definitely worth the trek.It's great for a picture and you'll only stay...More

3  Thank fitpaths
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you have time this is worth the drive. About 1 hr from the airport. The drive up to the volcano was beautiful passing a lot of coffee fields and fruit stands. The walk to the crater is not too bad and seeing the gasses...More

1  Thank deejayesh
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The cloud was early the day we visited Poas. The kind lady at the ticket booth made sure we understood there was only a 50:50 chance of seeing the crater before she sold us a ticket. Parking is paid separately (which threw me - and...More

1  Thank Trekbud
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Response from Rolando A | Reviewed this property |
It is not.
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