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Poas Volcano

CR130 alajuela, costa rica, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Volcanos, National Parks
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Please, be not cancell the visit Poas Volcano even if it rains - rain sometimes gives an opportunity so "clare the mist" - we were so happy, that we hadn't posponed our trip, because suddenly rain stopped and we had a perfect opportunity to see Poas Crater. Unbelievable impression !

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We like volcanos and volcanic activity. The Poas volcano park offers you some good example of this. When we were there there was a lot of steam coming out of the crater that frequently hampared the view.

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Samerberg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's a great view just a short walk (approx. 10-15 minutes) from the visitor's center, if you are there before 0900 am. We were there around 0845 am and just made it. Briefly after that the crater was invisible due to clouds and fog.

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Oak Hill, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We used Expediciones Tropicales for our tour and we loved it (did a combo tour with Doka & La Paz)! We chose to do this Volcano instead of Arenal because we were using San Jose as our base to do day trips and didn't want to waste a whole day in a bus to possibly see a volcano if the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Did a half day trip to get to this volcano, we were very lucky to see if as 20 mins later the clouds came in, worth a visit if you are in San Jose. There is also a nice nature walk to do, and a crater lake that is worth seeing also.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Its a 10 minute stroll to the edge and you look down on a volcano that's still active and smoking. then you can hike up about 45 minutes and see a like up there. nice peaceful nature. just stay away from the pricey gift shop

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Porter, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I visited the volcano as a stop on a tour. We went early in the morning there were clouds but it was breezy so they breeze blew the the clouds and we were able to get a view of the crater. You can take a steep hike up to see the lagoon. Make sure you wear comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have a Nice day. Tico Trans Tours And Gerardo Bonilla; take us there. Profesionals servicies. Thanks. His number in Costa Rica is ( 506 ) 83089123.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Unless you are visiting very early or are lucky, viewing the crater is a chancy affair. The good thing is that you can check the status of visibility by asking at the ticket booth before entering. If they say it's not good, just tell them and turn around without paying the entry fee. Your trip is not entirely wasted, a... More

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Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Worth visiting and maybe try first in the morning to give yourself the option to return later if the crater is in the clouds. The ticket is valid all day. It's what we ended up doing and literally in the last 5 minutes before the park closed, the clouds cleared and revealed the crater. Also saw hummingbirds and lots of... More

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