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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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This was the first of two volcanos planned for this vacation, and it was truly spectacular. After a walk through some wonderful countryside you reach the plateau which overlooks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was the first of two volcanos planned for this vacation, and it was truly spectacular. After a walk through some wonderful countryside you reach the plateau which overlooks the volcano. The day we visited was initially overcast and soon turned to rain, so we couldn't see into the volcano, even though we could smell the sulphur. The forecast was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were warned at the entrance the view was poor, and as someone else mentioned some hotels can check the view by live feed (Peace lodge also does this) - hence why I won't mark it down just on this basis! We decided to try anyway, as appeared so did others. Solid white cloud at both viewpoints - shame they... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had the amazing chance to arrive at the Poas volcano national park and have the view clear for any clouds. Our suggestion is reserve your stay at El churrasco lodge. They can show you through live feed the weather on top of the crater. That hotel being a 10 minutes drive away from the volcano, you'll be able to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We learned the biggest drawback of rainy season was lack of visibility because of clouds (who cares if you get wet!). They warned us at the entrance that visibility was poor. We waited outside awhile and then decided to bite the bullet and decided to go in and see what we could see since we already made the trip. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We tried to plan our visit between rain and clouds in the crater to the volcano but alas, we were unable. While we didn't see a lot in the volcano itself, the rest of the park was beautiful. There was an interesting visitor's center worth checking out. Trying to see volcanos in the Costa Rican rainy season runs its own... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was an excellent trip with a very knowledgeable guide, that took us to a coffee farm, Poas Volcano, waterfalls and a animal reserve that had a butterfly garden that was just beautiful. At the seven waterfalls there are stairs that run beside the falls all the way down where there is a shop and a bus that will take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Easy walk up on paved paths for those who are mobile. When we arrived at the top, we could see nothing. Clouds and steam obscured everything. It was cold and windy, and smelled faintly like sulfur. We were with a guide though, and he thought due to the direction of the wind, the clouds might lift and we could see... More 

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MIAMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nothing like Arenal and Itazu, this is worth seeing . The park was well kept and very near the city so getting here is easy .

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Fort Myers, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We rented a car for the week we were in CR, and one day drove to Poas. The traffic is worse than NYC, and what should have taken 1.5 hours took more like 3. By the time we got there we were advised at the front gate (thank you) we would not be able to see a thing, too cloudy.... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wear good walking shoes when you visit Poas volcano - especially if you walk to the lagoon. You have to be patient for the clouds to clear to see the turquoise colored crater. We weren't patient for the clouds to clear and walked to the lagoon and heard if we would have waited another 5 minutes then we could have... More 

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