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Poás Volcán National Park

Getting Here and Around

Taxis from San José are around $100 (and around $50 from Alajuela). From the Pan-American Highway north of Alajuela, follow the signs for Poás. The road is in relatively good condition. One public bus departs daily at 8 am from San José (Avda. 2, Cs. 12–14) and returns at 2 pm. A slew of tours from San José take in the volcano and combine the morning excursion with an afternoon at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, or tours of Café Britt near Heredia or the Doka Estate near Alajuela (From Alajuela, drive north through town and follow signs 2482–2424, 192 national parks hotline in Costa Rica $10 Daily 8:30–3:30).

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