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Poas Volcano

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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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The volcano is interesting and there is a nice view if clouds clear up. Make sure you arrive early enough to do tour on path which takes about 50 minutes. We arrived at 2:30 to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The volcano is interesting and there is a nice view if clouds clear up. Make sure you arrive early enough to do tour on path which takes about 50 minutes. We arrived at 2:30 to discover park closed at 4 pm. View was great at this hour because it was a sunny day and the fog had burnt off. Attraction... More 

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KC, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited Poas Volcano on my recent Caravan Tour. We were blessed with a beautiful, clear day that offered an amazing view of the crater. The easy half mile hike to the crater from the parking lot is on a paved road with slight elevation. Depending upon the time of day and year this area is shaded and may be... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We hired a private driver that our hotel concierge recommended. I couldn't imagine spending half a day there with a tour bus, its very cold. The drive up the volcano is so beautiful. Some of the vendors were selling winter jackets and I thought that was a bit dramatic until I left the car and walked to the crater. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went there last week and by the time we reached the observation deck, it was cloudy. However after 10-15minutes of waiting, we saw the main crater.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The volcano was awesome, but you do have to get there early to beat the fog/clouds. The day we went, it was already foggy when the park opened, and we had to wait about and hour for the fog to blow out for a total of about 25 seconds. In that 25 seconds you could see the crater and lagoon,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Got to the park at about 9:45 am, up at the crater rim it was freezing cold, windy and cloudy. I couldn't see anything, but I decided to tough it out and wait. At 11:00 am the winds shifted and I was able to see the amazing view of the crater. My tour left the park at 11:45 am and... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were staying in Jaco so the ride to the site is about 2 hours; well worth it. The temps are cold and it is a beautiful walk up to the volcano. We were very lucky to see the perfect colors as the sun was out for a short period; then the fog came in so we were quite fortunate... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Short stay in the park with two very small trails. You can see the volcano crater and lagoon (weather permitting), with smoke raising. Very beautiful view, but don't expect any special volcanic activity like geysers. Go there VERY early (park opens at 8, be there before), but check the skies before going. If you're lucky you'll have clear skies and... More 

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New Brunswick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is probably a good place to visit - but not in the rain like it was when we visited in January. Our visit highlight was a hot cup of machine coffee so that tells the whole story. Thank Heavens that we had our panchos; they sure came in handy. Didn't (couldn't) see the volcano and the whole area was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Viewing the crater at Poas Volcano is hit and miss. We were lucky when a 20-minute window in the clouds opened up and gave us a spectacular view. There is also a 60 minute walking trail through the jungle that provides a view of the Botos Laguna – not visible by the time we got there. If you walk the... More 

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