Poas Volcano

Currently Closed
  • 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

Poas Volcano - Review

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 Information

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

Poas Volcano Ticket Prices

  • Admission Fee: USD 10

How To reach Poas Volcano by Public Transport

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

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TripHobo Highlights for Poas Volcano

  • 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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Poas Volcano, San Jose Reviews

  • Even though it was a foggy day that trip was a special one. The personal very kind and efficient to the point to take in ambulance to the top of the volcano, my companion is handycaped. Truly an unforgettable experience. Thanks to our friends for taking us and the friendly persons we met.

  • Amazing spot to visit!! Great views and the administration made true visit pretty safe and organized for midsize crowds. Only caveats, avoid rainy/cloudy days because of the altitude you will not be able to see the actual crater as visibility is too limited. Stay safe and joy t!

  • Because the hike is not bad at all, why not go and see this treasure? I’ve been twice, once when I was 12 and again when I was 20. It was still the same, beautiful place that isn’t over crowded and shouldn’t take up more than an hour of your day. I wouldn’t recommend traveling great lengths to see it though, only if it is on your way to other adventures. There is no place to eat so bring your own lunch!

  • e park has been closed since April 13, 2017 due to increased and unpredictable volcanic activity; the latest update is that officials were petitioned on October 23rd to reopen the park since the volcano had been quite for several months. The decision whether to reopen or not is still pending so the best course of action is to call the phone number at the top of the attraction listing for the current status. Even if the park is closed, the drive up the side of the volcano offers some spectacular views and there are a number of quaint shops, restaurants and coffee shops.

  • The park has been closed for the last year and half, local shops really suffered due to the closure. The drive through the mountains is amazing and local coffee shops and sodas deserve a stopover.

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