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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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North Pole, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place to see. We walked to both the volcano crater viewing area and what is called the Lagoon. The walk to the Lagoon is a bit of a hike and you can feel the the elevation.

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Waverly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My mission trip team toured the volcano on our tourism day. It was absolutely breathtaking. The weather cooperated & the fog stayed away to see the crater. There is a cafe, gift shop & a small store here as well. Hike is not bad. The grounds are taken care of well. Lots of foliage. Take a jacket as the temperature... More

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miami, fl
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13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visited this location on a 1 day tour! This is a MUST see! You walk up to a viewing spot known as a 'mirador' and see spectacular views of Poas and a lagoon. Unfortunately, we were not able to see the lagoon (20 minute walking distance through a forest-from Poas) as the clouds were covering it and it was COLD!!... More

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Houston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There is plenty of flora and fauna along the hike to the crater. It isn't a difficult trek. The air is fresh and clean and the paths are well kept. There are other interesting paths to follow, as well as the one to the volcano crater. They have a nice gift shop. I bought a butterfly wing necklace that my... More

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Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was a decent hike to the various craters with a tour guide. We got to spend a good amount of time at each stop and some of the craters had cool cloud formations around them. I recommend bringing a jacket - it gets chilly as you ascend. Also, go early in the day because it can get too cloudy... More

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Grifo Alto, San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There is nothing to dislike just have to get there early before the fag sets in, on the way there you can stop at numerous restaurants, gift shops and road side vendors, the shop in the building is very reasonable and the view is great

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the best attractions and must go's while in Costa Rica, about an hour journey by car. Once you get there you walk 800 mts to the viewing area, normally its cloudy, but it comes and goes, so you need to stay there for about an hour to get the best views and photo shots. There are some limited... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our Eldertreks tour included a visit here on our last day. Effort was made to get us here early so that we might have a good view at the crater lake before the usual clouds observed views from the observation area. But clouds beat us there. However, a terrific tour leader Ollie Quiros was right on when he advised us... More

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Hillsborough NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is an impressive volcano only in that it wasn't that long ago when it was more active. Get there early. You pay for parking and an entrance fee. There are some areas to take a hike, but really the only thing that you're there for is the crater and the lake. If you haven't seen a volcano before, it's... More

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Try being there at 8 am when they open the park. At that hour we were able to see the crater. As we walked towards the old crater and back, everything was covered up in white steem so we were happy we woke up so early. On the way to the old crater we saw many squirels, if you like... More

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