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All reviews cloud forest san jose costa rica early in the morning national park clear view cloud cover parking lot great view viewing area visitor center worth the trip short walk day trip active crater strawberries bring a jacket
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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