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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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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Its a 10 minute stroll to the edge and you look down on a volcano that's still active and smoking. then you can hike up about 45 minutes and see a like up there. nice peaceful nature. just stay away from the pricey gift shop

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Porter, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the volcano as a stop on a tour. We went early in the morning there were clouds but it was breezy so they breeze blew the the clouds and we were able to get a view of the crater. You can take a steep hike up to see the lagoon. Make sure you wear comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have a Nice day. Tico Trans Tours And Gerardo Bonilla; take us there. Profesionals servicies. Thanks. His number in Costa Rica is ( 506 ) 83089123.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Unless you are visiting very early or are lucky, viewing the crater is a chancy affair. The good thing is that you can check the status of visibility by asking at the ticket booth before entering. If they say it's not good, just tell them and turn around without paying the entry fee. Your trip is not entirely wasted, a... More

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Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Worth visiting and maybe try first in the morning to give yourself the option to return later if the crater is in the clouds. The ticket is valid all day. It's what we ended up doing and literally in the last 5 minutes before the park closed, the clouds cleared and revealed the crater. Also saw hummingbirds and lots of... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a beautiful walk through the cloud forest. We were unable to see the Volcano or the Water. But my children loved the walk and it was beautiful.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our first day in Costa Rica which was misty and cloud ridden but we enjoyed the walk from the coach park and our guide was very knowledgeable. Although we did not see the active crater or hear a quick eruption (apparently steam and a few rocks often come out but it's not a problem) we did small Sulphur and could... More

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Boerne, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This volcano is a chancy place. There is a 50-50 chaney you may see the crater or pay entrance and parking to just see one big white cloud. We were lucky we could see about half the crater for about 30 seconds. It had been raining and cold, then sunny off and on. When we hiked up clouds we rolling... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is quite a drive up winding roads to get here but do not let that dyer you. It is well worth the effect. The facilities were on need of some work. We coupled this trip with la Paz waterfall gardens which are maybe 20 minutes away. Plan on lunch at the waterfalls as there is nothing at the volcano.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited here with a group on July 27. We left San Jose on a beautiful day. When we got to the volcano site it was raining in this area envelope though it wasn't in San Jose. Rained the entire time we were there. The volcano was not visible at all. When the mist cleared you could see the volcano... More

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