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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 22 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 20 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 19 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 17 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 12 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 12 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
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The weather did not look propitious the morning we drove up to the park: lots of low moist cloud cover. But we went and when we paid the entrance fee ($15 for Non residents and then another $3 for parking) we were told that there...More

Thank SNG56
Reviewed 9 November 2015

My wife and I went to the Poas Volcano in February 2015 and had a great time. We were lucky (as per others we met) and had no clouds obstructing the view. The park is cool with crazy trees and everything is either up or...More

Thank Shaun0678
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Response from Rolando A | Reviewed this property |
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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