The total stay at the Poás Volcano National Park will be 40 minutes: 10 minutes walking on the trek to get to the crater viewpoint, 20 minutes at the crater viewpoint, and 10 minutes walking back. There is no access to Botos Lagoon and in case of fog, there is no extra waiting time as we used to do in the past.
“Due to the altitude and activity of the Poás Volcano, this tour is not recommended to any person with heart conditions, high blood pressure, people who have had a recent surgery, or pregnant women”.
Duration: 8 hours
Location: Alajuela, Central Valley
Estimated Departure from San José: Between 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M
As we ascend the mountain, we will notice a change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful array of colors and visuals.
Then we continue to Poás Volcano National Park, it is an active 2,708-metre (8,885 ft) stratovolcano. The crater of the volcano is over a mile across and 1050 feet deep.
It has erupted 40 times since 1828, including April, 2017. At the Volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles.
Next, after visiting the volcano, we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch at Doka Estate, we will stop to learn more about our golden bean, which is a term used to describe the unique and savory coffee of Costa Rica. Then we will continue our trip through the fern, flower and strawberry farms taking in the scenic vistas along the way.
Our third stop is the town of Grecia, considered one of the cleanest towns in Latin America. Grecia is home to one of the few Metal Churches in Central America. The church is a national monument that fills its inhabitants with pride. Then shortly after visiting the metal church, in order to experience the local lifestyle, we will also visit the central market area, unique to the area.
Our last stop, along the way, is the town of Sachi, known as the cradle of Costa Rican artisans. Here we will take in the artistic work of the local artisans, as they create the famous typical oxcarts. Then, we will be able to shop for that special souvenir to take back home.
- BILINGUAL GUIDE (ENGLISH/SPANISH)
- ENTRANCE FEE TO POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
- ENTRANCE FEE TO DOKA COFFEE TOUR
*Children (3 – 10 years old): 25% off discount
Children 0-2 years old pay US$14.00 car seat charge fee
Cancellation Policy for one-day tours
- Cancellation must be made a full 48 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied
- 90% refund if cancelation is made 48 hours or more prior to the service (10% charged to cover bank refund fees).
- No refunds for No shows.
WHAT TO BRING?
- LIGHT JACKET OR SWEATSHIRT
- WALKING SHOES