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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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Unfortunately, weather plays a big part in visiting Poas. But even with rain and cloud cover we were happy to be there. The volcano is surrounded by wonderful trails boardered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, weather plays a big part in visiting Poas. But even with rain and cloud cover we were happy to be there. The volcano is surrounded by wonderful trails boardered by fantastic trees, ferns and vines. Go with the attitude to enjoy whatever you can see while there.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is a very nice place, but I gave only 3 stars because of the entry free, which is ridiculously expensive for a place you visit in 2 hours. Bring your own food since there are only snacks available, and for what they charge for it, you might want to bring along a caviar sandwich.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The park itself is beautiful and it was nice watching the hummingbirds and examining the amazing flora in the area, but the fog was so dense we couldn't see the volcano at all. I guess there's no telling what the weather will bring, but if you can plan this for a clear day, that would be ideal.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you have never seen a volcano this is crazy beautiful! The trick is to go right when the park opens and to be patient. It was one of the most beautiful surreal places I have ever seen. The crater lake is intoxicating, but the sulfur does start to get to you. Abide by the 20 minute rule.

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Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We rented a car and drove up the mountain to the top of Poas. We went during 'green season' and you should be aware that you are taking a chance on not seeing anything. Of course the clouds were so thick we could not see the crater, however, the hiking through the cloud forest was stunning. The hike is about... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I wish I could give 5 stars but since it was very fogy we did not see the lake. However even thou it was pouring rain we still had a great time and enjoyed the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As an active volcano, the views here change every few minutes. When we arrived, after a nice drive through the Costa Rican countryside, the volcano was totally obscured. We could easily been disheartened after driving so far. However, with a little patience, the wind changes directions and you get great views of the volcano. Then they will go as quick... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was in and out in under ½ hour. You walk on a wide trail filled with hordes of tourists to get to the vista, snap your picture and then turn around and leave. I regrettably stopped here on the way to La Fortuna and wasted a lot of time. The extra 1.5 hours it took to veer off the... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a beautiful place to tour on your own! The visitor's center is very informative, the gift shop is lovely & the staff ready to answer all your questions. The trail to hike to the crater is marvelous! Good work Costa Rica!

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We toured the volcano on a breezy day. Our hotel's proprietor told us we'd have a chance to see the crater and the beautiful lagoon as the cloud usually came and went when there was a steady breeze. We were lucky to see both and get beautiful photos. Don't skip the trail to the lagoon -- it's only a short... More 

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Address: 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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