Poas Volcano National Park

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8 hours 30 minutes

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



About this tour

Welcome to our Poas Volcano National Park section, dedicated to one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Costa Rica. With one of the largest craters in Central America, this volcano offers a unique experience, as well as a rich ecosystem, home to diverse species of plants and animals.

Conveniently located in Alajuela, it provides easy access from the country’s main cities. Here, you can connect with nature and enjoy a cool and captivating climate and explore the various trails that showcase the beauty of the park. After its temporary closure due to volcanic activity in 2017, the park has implemented new safety measures to ensure the tranquility of visitors. In August 2018, the park reopened, providing a fascinating and safe experience for all tourists.

As part of the new safety measures, the visiting hours have been modified, and the use of safety equipment such as helmets is required for all visitors, ensuring a safe and enjoyable visit. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a first-time explorer, Poás Volcano National Park promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe of the wonders of nature. Enjoy breathtaking views, learn about the park’s unique ecosystem, and feel the thrill of standing near an volcano.

Discover the beauty and excitement that Poás Volcano has in store for you. Immerse yourself in this unforgettable natural spectacle, create lasting memories in this truly extraordinary destination!

Tourist Attractions

In Poás Volcano National Park, there are several exciting and fascinating activities to enjoy, whether you’re a traveler looking for adventure or someone seeking peaceful communion with nature::

Crater Observation: Contemplate the impressive view of the main crater, one of the largest in Central America, and marvel at its natural beauty.

Hiking: Explore the well-marked trails and immerse yourself in the lush vegetation of the park, discovering the diversity of flora and fauna that inhabit it.

Visitor Center: Learn more about the geology, history, and importance of Poás Volcano National Park through interactive and educational exhibits at the visitor center.

Photography and Contemplation: Capture stunning images of the volcanic landscape and enjoy moments of contemplation in this unique natural environment.”

Remember to follow the instructions of the park staff and respect the safety measures to ensure a safe and respectful visit to the environment. By adhering to these guidelines, you can contribute to the conservation of this magnificent natural wonder for future generations to appreciate and enjoy, ensuring the park’s sustainability and preservation.

Enjoy your experience at Poás Volcano National Park!

Best Time to Visit

Poás is open from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM (last entry at 1:20 PM) every day, including holidays. However, it often becomes cloudy before noon throughout the year, and during the rainy season, it may not clear up at all. Poás Volcano National Park offers an unparalleled experience for nature and adventure lovers. From observing its impressive craters to hiking on well-preserved trails, this place captivates with its natural beauty.

To plan your visit to Poás Volcano National Park and make the most of all the exciting activities it offers, rely on the expertise and support of Arenas Travel, your trusted travel agency.  We will take care of organizing your itinerary, managing necessary reservations, and providing detailed information to make your experience unforgettable.

Our expert guides will also make sure you have a safe and enjoyable adventure while respecting the park’s rules and regulations. With our help, you will create unforgettable memories and gain a deep appreciation for Costa Rica’s natural wonders. Don’t wait any longer to explore the majesty of Poás Volcano National Park. Contact Arenas Travel today and get ready for an exciting adventure in this magnificent destination!

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  • Food & drinks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bilingual guide with you
  • Coverage of policy by the agency



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