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  • Address: Highway 126
  • Hours: Open daily

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Poas Volcano National Park

There aren’t too many places in the world where you can almost touch the rim of an active volcano, but at Poas Volcano National Park you can get up close to the smoking crater.

One of the world’s most accessible volcanoes, Poas Volcano is filled with an amazing aquamarine lagoon, blanketed in ferns and ringed with hiking trails leading to panoramic lookouts and picnic areas.

The park is filled with wildlife to spot, including the famous quetzal, toucans and hummingbirds.

The best visibility is December to April, and especially in the early morning.

Practical Info

Poas Volcano National Park is 54 km (34 miles) from San Jose, accessible by public bus or organized tour. The closest town is Poasito.

Tours & Tickets

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Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

Take advantage of your time in Costa Rica on this exciting full-day guided tour from San Jose! Enjoy an exhilarating mountain hike and tour impressive sites ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.99

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Take a full day to explore the natural and cultural attractions of Costa Rica! Visit a still-active volcano at Poas Volcano National Park and a family-owned ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.99

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