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Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

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Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

Hi,

My husband and I are going to CR in July, and want to stay for 2 days in Alajuela to explore the park.

We are not planning to rent a car. Are there express buses that run to the park from the airport? What would be the best budget option to get from the airport to the park, then from the park to Manuel Antonio?

We are considering staying at the Poas Lodge and Restaurant.

Thanks for any help!!!

(I know that Grayline buses run from Manuel Antoinio to the airport, so we are okay there.)

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1. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

www.puravidahotel.com in that area does free SJO pick up cheap tours

might consider them Poas Lodge far away from Poas not too great

when I was there...

San Jose, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

ounds that you are looking for publica buses...they run to Vara Blanca...

near Poas...or Poasito!

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3. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

Thank you for the advice! Will post our choices later.

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4. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

By the way it was some great steam eruptions yesterday up to almost 1 km up in the sky!

It has been active during the last days!

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5. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

I just made reservations for 2 nights at Alegria Bed and Breakfast in Alajuela; think it would be worth it to have a guide take us to PNP, or would catching the bus work as well?

Thanks again, also on the update of eruptions!!

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6. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

What did you end up doing?

What time does the public bus go to Poas?

and back?

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7. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Poas National Park

There is a daily bus from Alajuela bus terminus daily at 9 or 9:30 am, arriving at 10:30 and leaving the volcano park again at 2pm.

There are also busses to Jualares where you can get a bus most of the way to the park.

The bus stops at Poas Lodge and if you ask they can give you a ride the rest of the way for a few dollars.

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