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Poas Volcano: Tours & Tickets

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Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Given the fact that you can just stroll upward a mile to the one and only viewpoint - every other being closed off - this was a disappointment. You get one great view if weather is good (it was for us). Besides that: no documentation...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank haktus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the 11:00 am tickets but ended up going with the 10:40 am group. Glad we did because visibility was awesome! Rent a car if possible, as viewing time is only 20 minutes - and then there's nothing else to do.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dianaale11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, make sure to make a reservation, as you will not be admitted without one. Also be sure to bring your passport (of a photocopy of it). The cost is $15 per person. You wait in a reception area, and they run an instruction...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Phil J
Reviewed September 11, 2019

It's necessary to buy the tickets ahead of time. You are only given 20 minutes at the crater and visibility is usually poor. All of the other trails are closed to the public now, so you pay $4 for parking and $15 to enter and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank rutdp
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Poas was simply majestic for my group. When we arrived at the summit (after donning our mandatory hard hats), we saw nothing but thick cloud obscuring the peak and surroundings. Then, ten minutes later, the fog lifted, and we saw the gargantuan crater of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Alexander L
Reviewed August 23, 2019

Two star because of the price and because no one knew (not even locals) that we had to do a reservation to enter. We were lucky the gate person tell us how to do the reservation on the phones of our local friends. The volcano...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Frankiepb98
Reviewed August 23, 2019

We reserved the 7am slot, 1st slot in morning. They told us that it was too foggy that we won’t see anything, so they asked if we would prefer to go up with 8am group. I asked if it was ok if we head back...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lewey3
Reviewed August 12, 2019

The hotel concierge helped us buy the tickets online the day of the visit. Keep in mind that this is somewhat of low season and we went on a Wednesday. We got there about 20 minutes early from our scheduled time and they allowed us...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KSB73
Reviewed August 7, 2019

I have been there multiple times. My recommendation is that if it's foggy, you just wait and eventually, usually in a few minutes, it will clear up enough for you to take a good luck.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SDQesther
Reviewed August 7, 2019

My wife and I visited Poas Volcano park on July of 2019. They have scheduled groups of up to 25 - 30 cars allowed to enter every 40 minutes. Then you can spend up to 20 minutes at the viewpoint which is far away from...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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September 23, 2019|
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Response from jheredia3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is totally doable, from the airport area to the Poas is lees than an hour drive.
June 22, 2019|
Response from Vansportsfan | Reviewed this property |
You would need to contact the sightseeing tour company that you booked with directly for pickup.