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“Drive up the volcano was beautiful” 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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Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
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12 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Drive up the volcano was beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The closer we went up to the park the cloudier and more rainy it became. We never did get to see the crater but the walk around the park was invigorating. Before you go, take a warm water proof jacket, umbrella and wear sneakers. There are MANY steps that are steep, unregulated as to height and if you have bad knees or hips, this isn't a trip for you. There is a $10.00 entrance fee to the park.
After our walk around the rain forest( which in itself is worth while) we stopped in the visitors center for a hot cup of coffee and a pastry. The coffee was excellent as was the deep dark chocolate cake.
The coffee farms going up the mountain are beautiful and scenic. We will be back!

Visited November 2012
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Niskayuna, New York
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“Clouds don't interfere with hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The weather made for poor crater visibility but made the hike more pleasant for the cool breeze. Recommend good footwear as paved trail can be slippery. The visitor center has a nice snack bar.

Visited October 2012
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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
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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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