Poás Volcano

MODERATE 3 reviews

Poás Volcano is a 5.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Barrio Nuevo, Alajuela, Costa Rica that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
5.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
257 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

Poas Volcano

walking
6 months ago

Easy stroll up a paved walkway to the viewing area into the crater, past the visitor center (which has a restaurant and shop). The day we went was perfectly clear with great views into the crater to see it's venting activity (you get a sense of how large and powerful the eruption was to blow the top off of the volcano and create the crater)--but I've heard many folks who visit can't see the crater and it's activity due to dense clouds. Pretty steep entry price to get into the park if you're not a local, so can be very disappointing if you pay to get in and can't see anything. Nice learning exhibit on Costa Rica's volcanos in the Visitor's Center. For more difficulty, you can do a loop hike around a lake adjacent and above the crater.

7 months ago

Went to see on a clear day don't see many volcanoes and the acid lake
They had improved the viewing stations also

7 months ago