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Poas Volcano

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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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The volcano itself is amazing!! The tufts of smoke can be seen and smell of Sulfur hits you before you even get to the view point. There is a sign that says 20 minute time... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The volcano itself is amazing!! The tufts of smoke can be seen and smell of Sulfur hits you before you even get to the view point. There is a sign that says 20 minute time limit, but we were there on a Thursday morning (we celebrated Thanksgiving at the parks), and no one was enforcing this. I'm sure that during... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lake on top of poaz in the crater is indeed very impressive. The other lake behind is nice but less fascinating. Go there in the morning to make sure that clouds and fog do not harm the view.

Thank Chris G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing. Easy hike to the lagoon, go early so you can actually see it. Little bit more rigorous hike to the crater filled with rain water

Thank Alexis D
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got there and were disapointed to hear that it was all cloudy and fogged up. We went up anyway and glad we did because the wind blew the clouds and fog away for about 5 minutes, long enough for us to get a look at the volcano before it got all cloudy again. It was worth the wait, glad we... More 

Thank KGoede
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 844 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were treated to a wonderful spectacular when the wind blew the clouds and fog away long enough for us to see the smoking volcano in all it's glory. A wonderful sight to see, especially if you've never seen an active volcano.

Thank romadaro
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Drove all the way up - 2 hours.. and were told it was too cloudy to see anything. Instead of paying to go in and see nothing, our driver recommended turning around and doing something else. Kinda bummed cuz this was the only day we could visit. Next trip!

1 Thank Pointerchick
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's an easy walk to the volcano from the parking area, the volcano was amazing, a definite must visit when in Costa Rica. The drive from the Peace Lodge was short, maybe 20 minutes. It is a bit chilly, so I would suggest a light jacket.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were so lucky, we had a beautiful view of the lagon, the park is very well maintained. Very interesting tour of the Volcanoe, also the nature trails are absolutely wonderful and we'll kept.Really enjoyed my time there.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easy access to the volcano from the car park, so great place to go with small kids. We got there early - around 8:30am and the volcano was covered in fog. Five minutes later it cleared up and we could see it! Amazing! We also took the trail and explored the lakes. Nice place to visit!

Thank Expatwifehouston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Volcano is in easy distance of San Jose and is well worth a visit. We were very lucky that the weather was clear and we were in the company of an excellent guide. The walk to the Volcano rim from the Car Park is easy. The Information Boards are comprehensive.

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