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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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Unmissable when passing through San Jose

A fantastic day out for the whole family. Very well organised with safe parking, picnic tables and cafe. A short, easy hike will take you to the Poas volcano with stunning views... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic day out for the whole family. Very well organised with safe parking, picnic tables and cafe. A short, easy hike will take you to the Poas volcano with stunning views. A harder hike will lead you to the lagoon but the tranquil views with the beautiful colours makes it worthwhile. Definitely go early for the best views, avoid... More 

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Kemptville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great little hike from the parking lot to the crater. stunning view. walk through the woods to see the lake is also worth it. be sure to check out the visitor centre to get a sense of where you are and what you're looking at.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the main volcanoes of Costa Rica is located at 2500 m altitude, in a place with a beautiful lake (Laguna Boto) and a trail where contact with nature is full. Attencion: the Poas Volcano visibility is better until 10:30 a.m.

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An unusual phenomenon overlooking the creator which is still active, the fumes erupting from the earth and the crystal blue color of the pond in the middle gives an usual perspective. Numerous trails surrounding the creator

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wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the nightlights of our trip to Costa Rica - been to volcanoes before but this was marked by, firstly, good luck in that it was a beautiful clear day. Secondly is the ease of getting to the viewpoint, which is maybe a 20 minute easy walk. There is another walk you can do, to the lagoon which is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The volcano is breath taking, its so beatiful.we spent half hour waiting for clouds to pass to see volcano.when they passed what we saw was amazing.it is well worth it. If it has clouds it is good idea to walk around the national park and then go back to see volcano

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The volcano was incredible and overwhelming . The walk to the volcano was not too long but the view was beautiful once we got to the top !

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Marrero, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely place, but it was raining quite hard and it was chilly. We weren't able to see the volcano crater as it was surrounded by clouds. They did have a very nice exhibit to learn about the volcano.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were well aware before making the one hour drive from San Jose to Poas that we may end up only seeing clouds. However, all of the positive reviews I read - both from those lucky enough to see the crater and those stuck with fog - had us willing to go anyway. I'm sure glad we did! The drive... More 

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kerrville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive to volcano is nice...coffee plantations, strawberry farms and dairies...be sure an buy cheese & strawberries from roadside vendors. Go early to volcano before clouds settle in . Eat at the the Mirasols on the way down

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