Poas Volcano National Park Costa Rica is NOW OPEN

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Poas Volcano National Park is now Open after being closed for almost one year due to high activity.  You can enter now only with advance purchase of your ticket on the internet site. (link below)  The park is located thirty minutes north of Alajuela  (home to SJO international airport) and from San Jose, the capital city it’s approx. one hour by van or car.  Poas’ crater is a one mile wide geyser which occasionally will spew steam and small rocks.


Simply have patience and follow instructions on this web site.  You must enter the park at time it gives you on the ticket otherwise you will not be allowed to enter and unfortunately you have to buy a new ticket and come back.  Small groups are formed at designated times and led into the park by Park Rangers and trained naturalist guides.

Cost around $18 per person -Park rangers are on duty to guide visitors thru the park.  Best time to visit is early morning due to clouds covering the crater as the morning progresses because the park is 8,000 feet above sea level.  Climate is cool and misty so you need a light jacket and good walking shoes.

Park opens at 7 am-2 pm  and last group is allowed into the park at 1.20 pm.  Seven days per week

Poas is the world’s largest  geyser, measuring one mile wide.  Poas Volcano is located in the central valley of Costa Rica.  The drive from Alajuela is approx. thirty five minutes by van or car. From San Jose it is around one hour.

A nice coffee shop featuring Costa Rica coffee is located on the premises.

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Laguna Botos in the foreground with the crater of Poás volcano in the back. The nearly sterile ground downwind of the crater (to the left) is a result of acid rain. Even miles away the vegetation is stunted.



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