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Poas Volcano

CR130 alajuela, costa rica, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Volcanos, Outdoors
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san jose, ca
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Abut 40 minute drive from Alajuela, Paos Volcano is a must see. The first day we went to see it the security guard at the entrance of the park was kind enough to let us know that Volcano is completely covered in clouds and suggested we come the next day. She could have just charged us $15 parking fee and... More

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I know the employees have no power over the weather .. But for a park that is usually covered in cloud I feel like they could change some things . We came to the area only for Poas. And when we arrived it was cloudy . They told us this at the entrance and said we could either pay the... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

the sites leading to the volcano were wonderful. we stopped at a little mercado/restaurant along the way and bought a fresh coconut that was drilled open so I could drink the water through a straw. It was very cold and delicious. it was cloudy when we arrived at the crater but we were able to see it and the red... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Poas Volcano is about an hour drive from San Jose. Once arriving at the park gate it is about a ten minute walk to the main viewpoint. The walk is uphill but on a well paved path that should be navigable but all but the most unfit. The view of the crater is very impressive. It is about another ten... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We had no luck with the weather. As it was too foggy, we didnt see much. It's easy to go by car, you dont have to walk a lot. Seems like a popular place to start your vacation. Check the weather or go very early in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The park is beautiful and scenic. You will get beautiful pictures. Just get there really early in the morning so you get to see the volcano cause it gets cloudy. Don't leave is you don't see the volcano when you arrive! Give nature some time and it will clear up. So beautiful and so worth it.

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Though it took a bit of a drive, it was definitely well worth it. Once you park, you will have a hike ahead of you with varying elevations. Also, being up that high, it's quite chilly so pants and a sweater/jacket are recommended. It's best to go early in the morning....before the clouds cover the area, making it hard to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We visited Poas National Park on an organised tour with Expediciones Tropicales, the drive up to the crater takes just over an hour, on the way we stopped to view a mountain side coffee plantation and again at a souvenier shop just outside the park. The guide on the tour gave a lot of information about the areas that the... More

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North Pole, Alaska
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A beautiful place to see. We walked to both the volcano crater viewing area and what is called the Lagoon. The walk to the Lagoon is a bit of a hike and you can feel the the elevation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My mission trip team toured the volcano on our tourism day. It was absolutely breathtaking. The weather cooperated & the fog stayed away to see the crater. There is a cafe, gift shop & a small store here as well. Hike is not bad. The grounds are taken care of well. Lots of foliage. Take a jacket as the temperature... More

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