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Poas Volcano

CR130 alajuela, costa rica, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Volcanos, National Parks
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south Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited in July and as luck would have it, it was raining and cloudy so the crater was not visible. After all -it is a cloud forest. The entire drive up to Poas is beautiful. It is so lush and green with all the beautiful flowers and plants. It is cool so you need a jacket. Beautiful area and... More

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Lancaster, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Supposedly, you have to be there during the small window of time when it is visible. The visitor's center said that there's only a 20-30% chance that you will see the volcano. It was raining and so overcast that you couldn't see anything but white clouds. We were on a tour so we were forced to go when that stop... More

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Prattsburgh, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Poas Volcano is in a Could Forest. The hike was beautiful, but--since we are in a cloud forest one really could see very far. The view changes hour by hour, the hour I was there was cloudy or else it would have received a five..

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Lubbock, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Supposedly, you have to catch this on the perfect day, and we did! It was an easy and beautiful hike, and the crater had the most beautiful water in it. We had a tour guide (John) who also offered some great insight and knew when would be a good time to see it.

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Wilton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went to the Poas Volacano and it was beautiful scenery. The drive was a little longer than I anticipated, but once we got to the park It was not too long of a walk and we were able to see it all.

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Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you have your heart set on seeing the volcano, ensure you go in the morning, or at a time when you know the weather will be clear. The clouds are so thick at the top, we couldn't see a thing. It was completely white and you couldn't see a thing. Despite not being able to see the beautiful volcano,... More

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Washington, DC
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great hiking and the trails are well-marked if you wanted to go on our own. There are bathrooms, clean, at the visitor's center at the beginning of the trail. Best views are in the morning before the clouds will begin to settle in.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Nice area with a nice coffee bar with snacks and gift shop at the entrance. The main volcano viewing area was a simple walk (maybe a mile?) from the visitor center. We got there around 9:30 and it was mildly raining but the volcano was already clouded over so we couldn't see the crater. There was a neat little 1-1.5... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Over priced and crawling with tourists, you really feel the experience has been cheapened. From the parking lot, a short 5 min walk down a double wide paved path leads to the volcano. Yes it is a volcano but you will be underwhelmed as it's a bubbling hole in the ground.It is also very very cloudy in the Poas area,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice park but visibility was very poor the day I went. Couldn't see more than 10 feet in front you and definitely couldn't see the volcano. Nice place, but check for weather to choose the best day to visit.

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