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Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't drive up to the volcano today because it has been closed for about a year due to volcanic activity. We were told it may open in the next couple of months. Be sure to check whether it is open to save yourself a...More

4  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy our trip. and I would recommend to anyone to please come and see this Volcano. Pura Vida Costa Rica !

Thank danna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short ride from downtown San Jose, highly recommended going in the morning to avoid getting a cloudy view. Admission is based by vehicle. There are a few hiking trails (moderately easy to easy) that we went on, took us a good 2-3 hours!

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very excited to visit a volcano in Costa Rica, however the entry fee was quite expensive for a short walk to look at a crater (15 USD per person), and the day we went it was foggy and you could barely see. The...More

1  Thank Saba C
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The Poas volcano has been closed for over a year but the website does not tell you! Still worth it to drive up the mountain, lots of other things to do and it’s beautiful up here!

2  Thank Crystal S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The park is closed to visitors due to an eruption last year which damaged the infrastructure around the volcano. We were with a bird watching group and the security guard gave us permission to walk along one of the lower paths for 45 minutes only,...More

4  Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The volcano is still closed and so is parts of 146. I feel sorry for the businesses in the area because they are definitely suffering from this closure.

1  Thank kalabundy
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Beautiful drive up, but they had the road blocked 2 km from the parking lot, due to volcanic activity. I guess it is a volcano, but there could have easily been a sign at the bottom of the road. Bummerrrrr.

1  Thank Dagan B
Reviewed 24 April 2018

I would pass on stopping here and since it's not free, I am inclined to recommend that you put that money towards the La Paz waterfalls as you will have a better experience there. Not to detract anything about the value of culture, history and...More

1  Thank JNUBI
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Travelling to Poas is a mixed stuff. You have to drive through beautiful scenic areas. Then hike through rainforest areas and then you will be on the crater. If you have more energy then please hike down to lake as well. It is beautiful to...More

1  Thank Qadir K
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Jennifer C
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Response from Jamie M | Reviewed this property |
Update! I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware that the park had been closed since April 2017 due to volcanic activities (according to their Facebook page) So unfortunately they are still closed until further notice. I looked into Costa... More