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Poas Volcano National Park Tours

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Poas Volcano National Park
Poas Volcano National Park houses one of the more popular volcanoes in Costa Rica—a telling superlative for a country with world-famous geothermal activity. But with its spectacular wildlife, informative museum, and variety of hiking trails, the accolade comes as no surprise.
 
The Basics
Poas Volcano makes for a thrilling day-trip destination from San Jose, as tours regularly depart from the city for the volcano and often combine a visit with other popular Costa Rica activities such as white-water rafting, coffee plantation tours, or a stop at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

Though a thick cloud forest and scenic vistas line the way up Poas Volcano, the crater steals the show. Poas Volcano’s mile-long (1.6-kilometer-long) crater is filled with the deep, rain-fed Botos Lagoon and dotted with smoking fumaroles—a view most will find accessible from the paved, 0.3-mile (half-kilometer) trail leading there from the visitors' center. Two slightly longer hikes offer incredible opportunities to spot wildlife like hummingbirds, wildflowers, and the elusive quetzal.
  
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Dress in layers and for rain, as it can be cold and wet near the crater.
  • Visiting time is limited to 10 minutes at the crater.
  • The visitors' center is wheelchair accessible.
  • On-site facilities include parking, picnic tables, restrooms, and a cafe with some food options.
 
How to Get There
The easiest way to visit Poas Volcano is as part of a guided day tour. The park is also accessible with private transportation. Bus services to Alajuela are sparse.
 
When to Get There
Get the best views when you visit early in the day during the dry season (December through April). Clouds typically roll in around noon, and many of the park’s facilities close by 3pm.
Address: Highway 126, Poasito 4050, Costa Rica
Hours: Open daily
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14 Tours and Activities to Experience Poas Volcano National Park

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Poas Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket

Poas Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket

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Experience one of Costa Rica’s supersized natural wonders at your own pace with entrance to Poás Volcano National Park in Alajuela. Boasting one of the largest craters in the world, the volcano can be explored through trails of varying difficulty that wind through forested and mountainous habitat. Pre-book your admission ticket for convenience and for more time to discover the park’s explosive geology.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.50
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$24.50
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Poas Volcano National Park Half day tour from San Jose

Poas Volcano National Park Half day tour from San Jose

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Discover the beauty of the Poas Volcano on a small-group tour from San Jose. Ascend the imposing volcano and learn about the various crops grown on its slopes including coffee. Notice the changing vegetation as you make your way to the summit which stands at 8,885 feet (2,708 meters) and take in the views of the main crater surrounding area from the top.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
Price varies by group size
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$99.00
Price varies by group size
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All-inclusive package 7 nights 8 days in the best destinations in Costa Rica

All-inclusive package 7 nights 8 days in the best destinations in Costa Rica

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Our all-inclusive package offers the best destinations in Costa Rica in a week of tours, which guarantees that every day you will enjoy completely different activities in all the ecosystems of Costa Rica, we will have visits to active volcanoes, paradisiacal beaches with white sand and water crystalline, naturalistic tours in the rain forest, adventure, bird watching, mammals and we will have visits to historical places, also for you we have a high category hotel included that will provide you with the greatest relaxation so you can rest and enjoy the facilities. Our package is one of the most sold by our company since you do not have to worry about practically anything, you have everything included and it is ideal for the entire public, it is a very good option if you want to save money and not worry, that's why our Travel experts guarantee your complete satisfaction.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,273.77
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$1,273.77
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 Combo: Poás Volcano National Park / Doka Coffee Tour / La Paz Waterfall Garden

Combo: Poás Volcano National Park / Doka Coffee Tour / La Paz Waterfall Garden

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We provide personalized services we adapt to the needs of our customers, we take things very seriously in safety and punctuality, our services are pleasant
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.00
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$191.00

Poas Volcano La Paz Waterfall Garden and Doka Estate CoffeeTour from San Jose

Poas Volcano La Paz Waterfall Garden and Doka Estate CoffeeTour from San Jose

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Visit two special Costa Rica attractions in one day on this tour to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall from San Jose. Enjoy an easy ride up to the crater of the volcano, where you have free time to admire the sulfur fumaroles and views over the central valley, and then head to La Paz Waterfall—an incredible photo opportunity. Snack on fresh strawberries from a local farm between activities.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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 Entrances to the Volcan Póas National Park

Entrances to the Volcan Póas National Park

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We facilitate the purchase of tickets for the Póas Volcano, one of the most visited in Costa Rica. You can go up to the crater and look closely with all the necessary precautionary measures. Please send us what time you want your appointment: 8:00 am 8:20 am 8:40 am 9:00 am 9:20 am 9:40 am 10:00 am 10:20 am 10:40 am 11:00 am 11:20 am 11:40 am 12:00 md 12:20 md 12:40 md 1:00 pm 1:20 pm The main attraction of the park is the Póas volcano, a complex and very active stratovolcano that reaches 2708 meters above sea level, and one of the main peaks of the country. It is considered one of the most important eruptive centers of Costa Rica and one of the natural wonders of the country. In turn, the park that shelters it is the most visited nationwide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls, and Starbucks Coffee Farm Day Trip

Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls, and Starbucks Coffee Farm Day Trip

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Visit the active Poas Volcano, an epic waterfall, and the one-and-only Starbucks Coffee Farm on a day trip perfect for nature and coffee lovers who are short on time but want to see it all. The small-group tour reveals cloud-forest scenery, plantations, and farms along the way to the second largest crater in the world. Plus, see behind the scenes at the farm that grows Starbucks’ renown coffee.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.86
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$142.86

The best destinations in Costa Rica in a special 8-day package

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The best destinations in Costa Rica in a special 8-day package

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Our tour package offers you the best of Costa Rica from San José, in this way we make sure that you can know several places during your stay, we offer a unique personalized service in Costa Rica and guarantee your total satisfaction, a unique guide will accompany you during All your stay in the country and will do everything possible to make your vacation something incredible.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,059.74
$1,246.76
$187.02 savings
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$1,059.74
$1,246.76
$187.02 savings

The best destinations in Costa Rica in a special 8-day package

SPECIAL OFFER

The best destinations in Costa Rica in a special 8-day package

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Our tour package offers you the best of Costa Rica from San José, in this way we make sure that you can know several places during your stay, we offer a unique personalized service in Costa Rica and guarantee your total satisfaction, a unique guide will accompany you during All your stay in the country and will do everything possible to make your vacation something incredible.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,059.74
$1,246.76
$187.02 savings
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$1,059.74
$1,246.76
$187.02 savings

Poás Volcano & Rain Forest Day Tour

Poás Volcano & Rain Forest Day Tour

One-day tour to visit the Poás Volcano National Park and the Sarapiquí rainforest. It includes breakfast and lunch. We will pick you up at your hotel in San José to travel to the most famous of the active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Upon leaving, we will stop for a delicious breakfast. Then we will visit the rain forest that we will travel with our local guide through it while we learn and discover the flora and fauna of the place, we hope to see monkeys, lazy people and much more. At the end we will have a delicious meal before returning to San José. During the tour, you can make the stops you need, it is your tour and we will be happy to offer you a dream trip totally adapted to your group. Upon arrival in San José, we will leave you again at your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
Price varies by group size
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$180.00
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Covid Free Half day trip getting off the beaten path Central Valley

Covid Free Half day trip getting off the beaten path Central Valley

You'll be hang around with a local friend sharing a local experience. The price is per reservation and includes from 1 to 4 passengers. We choose to go off the beaten path to offer something new and exciting. There is nothing written in stone for this tour and others, this is the fun part of this service. The service includes a personal driver on 4WD car who will pick you and show you accordingly to the point of interest you want to go.
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  • 3 to 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
per group
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$175.00
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Costa Rica Adventure Vacations

Costa Rica Adventure Vacations

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Love the thrill of adrenaline flowing through your veins and feeling more alive than ever before? Well take a look at this Costa Rica Adventure Vacations chock-full of exciting and adventurous activities designed specifically for those who love a little adventure in their vacations tour. You will explore active volcanoes, coffee plantations, tropical rivers, and lowland rainforests and rounding out this whirlwind tour by relaxing on one of Costa Rica’s most pristine beaches.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,888.84
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10 PAK Costa Rica Adventure

10 PAK Costa Rica Adventure

Love the thrill of adrenaline flowing through your veins and feeling more alive than ever before? Well take a look at this Costa Rica Adventure Vacations chalk-full of exciting and adventurous activities designed specifically for those who love a little adventure in their vacations tour. You will explore active volcanoes, coffee plantations, tropical rivers, and lowland rainforests and rounding out this whirlwind tour by relaxing on one of Costa Rica’s most pristine beaches.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-day Poas Volcano

Half-day Poas Volcano

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Poas Volcano is an adventure in Culture and Nature on this day this Tours will leave in the morning hours and passes through the province of Alajuela you can see coffee plantings a stop is made to see the Cafe and the cultivation of strawberries in the Volcano there is a 20 minute walk where we can see its vegetation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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8 Days - San Jose All in One

8 Days - San Jose All in One

Experience the main natural attractions of Costa Rica from the highlands of the central valley, visiting impressive volcanoes, coffee growing areas and the Pacific coast returning to the comfort of your Hotel in the City of San Jose.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,660.00
Price varies by group size
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$1,660.00
Price varies by group size
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Poas Volcano plus La paz waterfall gardens! (Private tour)

Poas Volcano plus La paz waterfall gardens! (Private tour)

Private tour On this combo tour you will make a trail on the Poas volcano national park there you will have the oportunity to see the main crater and nature from the cloud forest, our next stop will be La paz warerfall gardens, its a rescue center, you will see a lot of wildlife from the country, for example you will see: White face monkey, Spider monkey, butterflies, wildcats, snakes and more!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.00
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$179.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Poas Volcano National Park hours of operation?
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Poas Volcano National Park hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Poas Volcano National Park tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Poas Volcano National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 14 Poas Volcano National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Poas Volcano National Park 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Poas Volcano National Park costs USD 24.50. Guided Poas Volcano National Park tours start around USD 24.50 per person. See all 14 Poas Volcano National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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