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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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Nice volcano, easy to get to

We went to this volcano because it was close by where we were staying. You have to hit it just right to see the volcano as the clouds roll in early. We were lucky on our second... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Citrus Heights, California
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The volcano was fully covered with clouds.Usually its clear in the morning but when we went around 10:00 AM nothing was visible except clouds,clouds & more clouds.Its not worth the money we spent on the tours. Pray to the weather gods before visiting and you might get a glimpse

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Citrus Heights, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went to this volcano because it was close by where we were staying. You have to hit it just right to see the volcano as the clouds roll in early. We were lucky on our second try to catch it perfectly. Nice hike to the volcano and a nice hike around the lake. They do a great job keeping... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Poas Volcano is interesting to see. But it does not worth the 109.00 you paid for this excursion, if you really want to see it, I would suggest you to take a small tour with Odyssey. They only charge 89.00 but you need to get a minimum 6 people As to RCI tour, it is poorly planned, I took... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Easy Access, breathtaking vista, one of those 'pinch me, am I really seeing this?' moments. Stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The hiking was excellent, but the fog prevented us seeing any of the craters. Beautiful cloud forest surrounds it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You can hike up to see the top and smell the sulfuric aroma.... Oooohhhh ahhhhh. It was really quite neat! The pictures don't do the views justice. There is a trail that takes you out by a lagoon and through the cloud forest-Do it! You see and learn quite a bit!

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Disappointed at not being able to see the crater; there was light rain & lot of mist, so after we got to the viewing location, it was blinding white (like clouds) & there was zero visibility. We went there mid morning. We waited for a while hoping it would clear up & finally gave up. We learnt later that the... More 

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Mills River, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Worth seeing and had an impact on me. You won't stay long because of the air (the acid mist is dangerous to breathe for long). The drive to get here is through beautiful mountain countryside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was overcast when we arrived and we couldn't see anything. We hung around for about 20 minutes and in an instant it cleared and we got great pictures of the steam coming up from the crater.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were lucky to see the volcano!!!! You have to walk about 10 minutes to get to the higher point The view was really beautiful and on the way to the second viewing point we passed some squirrels. Be sure to get there early because of the weather clouds may cover the view!!!!

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