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“Always worth the drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of poas volcano CR national park

poas volcano CR national park
CR130 alajuela, costa rica, Alajuela, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Alajuela
Type: National Parks
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We live in Costa Rica, and have been to Poas at least a dozen times. It is always worth the drive. Sure, some times you may have to wait up to an hour for the clouds to clear so you can look down into the crater, but every time it is worth it. Don't visit Costa Rica without making a trip to Poas.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Tough to catch a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The park is really well built but we never got to see the crater. Nice facilities & easy access. There is a restaurant at the vistors center, and the displays are informational. There are in Spanish and English.

Visited October 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“WORK OUT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Go early in case the clouds roll in and block your view. The hike to the lake and is worth it but you better in shape if you continue on. Great work out and beautiful views.

Visited October 2012
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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“very nice park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

the drive is a little hard but the views and the people you see on the way - that's the experience. we drove by car and you must have a GPS becasue there are no signs along the road!

Visited September 2012
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best to go in the early morning before the clouds set in.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The walk takes about 15 minutes on a level, even path. The color and size of the Poas hot pool of vocanic liquid was beautiful and we were told we were lucky to have such a clear view. The bus ride from San Jose was picturous passing coffee, palm, flower plantations. Continue up to the Lake and then do the loop. It's a nice walk.

Visited September 2012
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