The Poas Volcano Hike

The Poas Volcano Hike is a popular tour just outside of San Jose Costa Rica. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the giant, steaming crater that sits in the middle of this inactive volcano.

This is a great tour to take when you are driving between San Jose and another destination. When you arrive at the entrance, you will be greeted by beautifully manicured paths that take you on a light, 15 minute walk up to the volcano. Be sure to bring your camera to take lots of pictures of the steaming sulphur fumaroles and the bright blue Botos Lagoon. There is a safety fence and observation platforms surrounding the site to get you as close as it is safely possible to the crater.

Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history and culture of Costa Rica as well as the volcano. He or she will also point out interesting wildlife, birds and vegetation that you will see on the Poas Volcano hike.

On your hike up to the crater you will probably notice a change in temperature and in vegetation. It is quite chilly up there in the cloud forest so make sure to bring a light jacket.

DEPARTURE TIME

7am

DURATION OF TOUR:

5 hours

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Your hotel in San Jose or surrounding area

INCLUDES:

Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee

WHAT TO BRING:

Light jacket, camera, comfortable walking shoes, binoculars

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The Poas Volcano Hike is a popular tour just outside of San Jose Costa Rica. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the giant, steaming crater that sits in the middle of this inactive volcano.

This is a great tour to take when you are driving between San Jose and another destination. When you arrive at the entrance, you will be greeted by beautifully manicured paths that take you on a light, 15 minute walk up to the volcano. Be sure to bring your camera to take lots of pictures of the steaming sulphur fumaroles and the bright blue Botos Lagoon. There is a safety fence and observation platforms surrounding the site to get you as close as it is safely possible to the crater.

Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history and culture of Costa Rica as well as the volcano. He or she will also point out interesting wildlife, birds and vegetation that you will see on the Poas Volcano hike.

On your hike up to the crater you will probably notice a change in temperature and in vegetation. It is quite chilly up there in the cloud forest so make sure to bring a light jacket.

DEPARTURE TIME

7am

DURATION OF TOUR:

5 hours

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Your hotel in San Jose or surrounding area

INCLUDES:

Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee

WHAT TO BRING:

Light jacket, camera, comfortable walking shoes, binoculars
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Thank you for booking with Volcano Travel!

Please fill out this form and one of our Costa Rica Experts will contact you within 24 hours to finalize your booking.

See you in Costa Rica!