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“Tough to catch a view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Poas Volcano

Poas Volcano
CR130 alajuela, costa rica, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“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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Atenas, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“breathless”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Many times I´ve driven up to the top (almost) of Volcan Poas, and then walked to the viewing area where you can look down, breathlessly, into one of the largest volcanic craters in the world. Early in the day is the best time as clouds often tend to sweep in later. Tourist resources in the official building include scientific explanations of volcanic behaviour, and souvenir photos etc. It will be ten degrees cooler at the summit than in the cities of the central plateau, so dress accordingly. And wear walking shoes!

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Niskayuna, New York
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“Only the weather did not cooperate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

In between the clouds was a great view of the crater and lake. the hiking trail was entirely paved, though it could still be a challenge to some, due to elevation, steepness, slipperiness.

Visited October 2012
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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“Good nature walk.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We went on a day that there was a lot of fog so we were not able to see the volcano's crater very well. The park was kept very clean and they have a decent visitors center. Would return again on a day with clear skies so that I could get a better view.

Visited August 2012
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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“Beautiful area anyone must see.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Spectacular. Be sure to stay at Peace Lodge which is just a short distance away to round out a wonderful excursion.

Visited August 2012
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