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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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Be sure you get there early in the morning. Also be aware that the clouds can move in and hamper visibility. It's a beautiful sight and well worth the trip. Pack a light... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Veracruz, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

When we arrived at the entrance, the cashier confessed us there was 0 visibility and he was extremely nice so we turn around and didn't pay anything (well, only time wasted). Various persons we talked to said it's very common the volcano is totally cloudy. My review is to prepare people so they know what to expect. If you have... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Be sure you get there early in the morning. Also be aware that the clouds can move in and hamper visibility. It's a beautiful sight and well worth the trip. Pack a light windbreaker/jacket. There are public restrooms and small concession area.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It took us a couple trials before we got up there on a sunny day. Somehow, we ended up entering the park on a special holiday and got free entrance! We walked up the path towards the volcano, passing beautiful vegetation and animals. We could feel the air changing, due to both the altitude and the gases from the volcano.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was lucky and came on a day were there was no massive cloud hiding the view. Make sure you come early! The sulfur pool is an amazing shade of blue and you can really feel the altitude on your hike up to the viewpoint (meaning that the air gets a bit thinner). The nearby souvenir shop and visitor center... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Such an extraordinary place, and so accessible! The view into the caldera is like something from another planet, a mix of barren rock and lush vegetation, shrouded in sulfurous clouds. And all an easy walk from the park entrance, situated on a well-maintained paved mountain road. If your travels bring you anywhere close, it's definitely worth a stop.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A very interesting and beautiful drive from San Jose to the national park. An interesting visitors center and than a short walk to the volcano rim. Unfortunately, the clouds did not lift and we could not see into the crater. Never the less, it was an amazing place with huge ferns and leaves that are nicknamed the poor man's umbrella.... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

No hiking trails or anything. Chances are great you will not even see the vulcano, and there's nothing else to see or do. Waste of money.

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Minturn, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great short hike to overlook the Volcano. There are also lagoons you can hike to as well. Very touristy and can get crowded, best to go early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Although very cloudy and drizzly we had a surprisingly good time watching humming birds up close. Shame we could not see into the volcano we walked round Boas the other crater. Bit of a climb as the altitude gets you a bit but lovely and highly recommended. I really suggest you skip the cafe and stop instead just down the... More 

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

While in CR, just get used to paying for EVERY parking lot and entrance to natural areas. That said, we LOVED the hike into the Poas viewing area. We thought we got there plenty early since it was not very crowded. We hiked back in only to be very disappointed that the view of the crater/volcano was completed covered with... More 

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Address: CR130 alajuela, costa rica, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2442-7041/ 2430-4127
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Poas Volcano National Park

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