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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 9 May 2017

There is a lot to see in the park, including the drive up the mountainside. We bought fresh fruit and passed by coffee fields. The trail is very gently with rolling up and down. Lookout destination is a must over the smokey blow hole. The...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were really excited to see Poas Volcano, but we knew it was closed due to the eruption at the beginning of April. We received some misinformation that you could still see the volcano from the highway, but this was totally untrue. Keep checking with...More

2  Thank LadyTanis1
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was for sure an unforgettable experience, from the drive through the countryside to get here, to site itself. It's a great spot to admire nature and fully relax. I loved it!

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Costa Rica is blessed with volcanos and Poas volcano is great for a day trip. There is a scenic walk from the info centre before you reach the amazing viewing platform. There are also a few walking trails.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We went to view the Poas Volcano. Pretty impressive with steam and gasses coming out of the crater. (a few days AFTER our visit...it erupted!) IF a person has any kind of respiratory issues, best to stay back. After standing and looking for a short...More

Thank Cidneye969
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Definitely one of the most beautiful and amazing volcanoes in the world, now it is active and the park is closed but, you can also visit places around like Vara Blanca, Poasito and Waterfall Gardens. Once you can, come a visit the largest geyser type...More

Thank Adolfo A
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Really bummed. Park is closed indefinitely due to eruptions..... :( it started erupting on April 17th with a large eruption that has destroyed plants and parks of the park. Was told all animals have fled too.

1  Thank Rob T
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It is important to get there early. Even on the perfectly clear day we had, within a couple hours the clouds were starting to come up the mountain and pour into the crater. It is stunning though, and still smoking! You only need about 3...More

Thank trvvlngkim
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I was excited to see a volcano, and thought it would be cool. It blew my mind! It was so surreal looking into a volcano and be above the clouds! We also walked another trail through the micro cloudforest and saw the extinct volcano that's...More

Thank Sherri F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We have visited the Poas Volcano in the Central Valley area of Costa Rica four times taking visitors who vacation with us at our home in Grecia. The drive is amazing along with the views, restaurants, shops, etc., on the way to Poas is perfect...More

Thank Tony H
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
I believe here is still minor activity / eruptions in June and July 2017 and I think the volcano is closed to visitors. Please check with local websites.
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
17 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