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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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Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

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Stunning; Awesome

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Pasadena, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Alabama
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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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Sanibel, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A long upward hike to the top of this 8000 foot + volcano, but worth it if the clouds part and the lake and the spouting steam of this picturesque volcanic peak are visible. We took this on a combined tour with Doka Coffee Tour and La Paz Waterfall Garden (reviewed elsewhere). This trip can leave you literally breathless.

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Took a tour to Poas Volcano using Tukantours.com, amazing trip up into the cloud forest. Bring a jacket, you may need it, as it is a big change in temperature getting up there. The volcano was nice, the hike was not too bad to see the second crater. The drive and change of scenery from palms to evergreens and brahman... More 

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