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Poas Volcano

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Poas Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
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Poas Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We left Jaco and drove 2.5 hours to Poas Volcano. It was a beautiful drive up the volcano passing by farms, houses, starbuck's coffee plant, restaurants and Lodges. We finally got to the top and the guard asked if we had tickets. We said no,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michaelcG7748ZT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, it really isn't a tour. You pay $17 to get a hard hat and a tour guide at the very start which only tells you of some of the dangers. You then get to roam as a group up hill until you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dman4djob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recommend a visit to the Poas just for the experience of feeling an active volcano and smelling the sulfur gas. The smell is not strong but just enough to make you feel close to the center of the crater. Go in the morning before...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sebivers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (luckily) only found out by chance that you have to purchase tickets prior to visiting the volcano. The official website is clunky, slow and not mobile friendly. We tried numerous times to purchase tickets, only for errors to occur. Eventually we gave up and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Graceyrx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed up in the mountains and booked an early slot to heighten our chances of a clear view, and we were rewarded with a great view of the smouldering volcano for most of our alloted 20 minutes. You have to book ahead (note that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arth_19
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well timed so you get a helmet and a window of time to visit the vista. Beautiful view above the clouds. Easy hike. Pretty much an in and out thing....we didnt stay or eat or anything. We just walked to the point when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katedeal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great experience. I was expecting to have a little bit more explanation about the volcano and some history from our guide but they just let us walk freely to the volcano. I would recommend to go as early as possible so you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank verod583
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew it was a chance, but after 15 minutes of our 20, were treated to a brief clearing and had a semi-clear view. Climb up to the higher viewing stands to get a whiff of sulfur. The hike is not bad, the visitors center...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 573dk9999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We knew the risk of seeing nothing. And we saw nothing. Caldera socked in with clouds the entire time. And you only get 20 minutes on the observation deck. All other trails are closed. Also it was like 50 degrees and windy so dress with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank joe1212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We payed 30 $ to see NOTHING!! You can only buy the tickets online. You do not have any refunds or any possibility to come back if you see nothing due to the bad weather. And all the others walking trails are closed. So if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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