Poas Volcano

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  • Address: Parque Nacional Volcán Poas, Costa Rica, San Jose
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 03:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +560-24822165
  • Ticket Price: 5577 CRC
  • Time Required: 09:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure, Volcano, Adults

Located 50 kilometers from San Jose, Poás volcano is another one of the active volcanoes around the city. The volcano stands at a height of more than 8,000 feet with a carter that is 1.7 kilometers wide. The ‘Laguna Caliente’ located to the north of the crater is one of the most acidic lakes in the world- at times reaching a pH value of 0! The fumes formed from the layer of liquid Sulphur at the bottom of the lake, causes acid rain that is harmful to the surrounding area.

The second lake ‘Lake Botos’ is located at the inactive crater (that erupted in 7500 BC) and is surrounded by a dense fog forest. The Poas Volcano has erupted more than 25 times since the first half of the 19th century and is loved by tourist for its contrasting biodiversity near the two lake, the adventurous terrain and the scenic beauty.

Hike around the terrain to make the most of you visit and don’t forget to carry a camera to capture the views all around. 

Poas Volcano Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • Wearing sunscreen will help.

Entrance Ticket Details For Poas Volcano

  • Admission Fee: USD 10

How to Reach Poas Volcano

  • Bus: at Terminal de Buses TUPSA (10 kilometers away)
  • Rent a Car/Bike

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  • Poas Volcano Address: Parque Nacional Volcán Poas, Costa Rica, San Jose
  • Poas Volcano Contact Number: +560-24822165
  • Poas Volcano Timing: 08:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Poas Volcano Price: 5577 CRC
  • Best time to visit Poas Volcano(preferred time): 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Poas Volcano: 09:00 Hrs
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