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Address: CR130 alajuela, costa rica, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Impressive volcano that's not just cone shaped landscape

I was lucky and came on a day were there was no massive cloud hiding the view. Make sure you come early! The sulfur pool is an amazing shade of blue and you can really feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was lucky and came on a day were there was no massive cloud hiding the view. Make sure you come early! The sulfur pool is an amazing shade of blue and you can really feel the altitude on your hike up to the viewpoint (meaning that the air gets a bit thinner). The nearby souvenir shop and visitor center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Such an extraordinary place, and so accessible! The view into the caldera is like something from another planet, a mix of barren rock and lush vegetation, shrouded in sulfurous clouds. And all an easy walk from the park entrance, situated on a well-maintained paved mountain road. If your travels bring you anywhere close, it's definitely worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A very interesting and beautiful drive from San Jose to the national park. An interesting visitors center and than a short walk to the volcano rim. Unfortunately, the clouds did not lift and we could not see into the crater. Never the less, it was an amazing place with huge ferns and leaves that are nicknamed the poor man's umbrella.... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

No hiking trails or anything. Chances are great you will not even see the vulcano, and there's nothing else to see or do. Waste of money.

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Minturn, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great short hike to overlook the Volcano. There are also lagoons you can hike to as well. Very touristy and can get crowded, best to go early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Although very cloudy and drizzly we had a surprisingly good time watching humming birds up close. Shame we could not see into the volcano we walked round Boas the other crater. Bit of a climb as the altitude gets you a bit but lovely and highly recommended. I really suggest you skip the cafe and stop instead just down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

While in CR, just get used to paying for EVERY parking lot and entrance to natural areas. That said, we LOVED the hike into the Poas viewing area. We thought we got there plenty early since it was not very crowded. We hiked back in only to be very disappointed that the view of the crater/volcano was completed covered with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When I first arrived it was completely clouded over but with a little patience and 15 minutes later, boom, the sky opened up to reveal its magnificence and awe inspiring Beauty. I recommend Poas Volcano to everyone. Such an awesome site. Thank you Costa Rica for sharing your beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The first day here was just rainy and fog and clouds, but the second morning we went up and spent quite some time watching birds, plants, people and white nothing. However, finally it cleared and we saw everything. Fascinating. I believe that it is full of people in high season, but in July that wasn’t a problem. As we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I took the public bus to the top of Poas Volcano. It took about an hour to get there. We stopped near the top at a restaurant and gift shop. i ate breakfast, but if you had already eated that could be annoying. It was cool to see the crater at the top of the volcano and the carater lake... More 

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Address: CR130 alajuela, costa rica, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2442-7041/ 2430-4127
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Poas Volcano National Park

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