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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Half- Day Trip to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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Half-Day Tour to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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Private Tour: Coffee Plantation, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall from San...

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Unbelievable view

Unbelievable views of the crater of the volcano from the visitor center. There is a walk from center to the viewpoint which is at an elevation of over 8000 feet. When we got to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lubbock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unbelievable views of the crater of the volcano from the visitor center. There is a walk from center to the viewpoint which is at an elevation of over 8000 feet. When we got to the viewing point, it was very cloudy obscuring all the view. We waited about ten minutes and luckily the wind blew away the clouds to reveal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was super excited about this stop, but the weather just didn't cooperate. All I could see was fog. Bummer because it sounds awesome.

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Westchester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent our only full day in San Jose sightseeing out of town, but we utilized our time well! First stop, Poas Volcano. We were fortunate to have a clear view and, while I won't say that this is on my top lists of sights in the world, it is definitely something to say one has seen. It looks straight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were afraid of what many reviewers said about clouds, so we decided to forego the morning rush and take our chances on a Friday afternoon. Call it luck or perhaps afternoons have better chances, but it was perfection. First, very small crowd (presumably because everyone feels like they have to go in the morning because of better chances?). Second,... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was cloudy, this was an amazing view of the volcano. The clouds parted periodically, and I could see the lake in the volcano! There were also some hiking trails that we didn't get the chance to fully explore -- but I'd love to go back!

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Lindsay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we hired Maleku Tour guides/owners, Eugenia and Geiger, to take us from Atenas to Poas volcano. As always, they arrived on time and personalized our excursion with a trip to Dakar coffee estate and Sarchi. THey are so knowledgeable and accommodating, friendly and warm. Poas was marvellous to see in its natural state, noncommercialized and was a short walk from... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to see the crater and then after an up hill walk we saw Botos Lagoon. We now hear that the best time to see it is early morning but we arrived about noon on a sunny day. We saw the main crater then Botos by the time we got back from the lagoon, the cloud had... More 

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Thank sbsutclife
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this tour through viator. It was worth every penny. We were fortunate enough to have a clear view of the crator. We then hiked up about 20 minutes to the second site the lagoon. Wasn't as nice as the crator but still beautiful. Well worth it in my opinion.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we were unlucky, an hour later it was probably great. When we arrived at the crater rim the sight was perhaps five meters. Not very exciting, but the cloud forest was enjoyable to walk in.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Poaz volcano as part of a full day tour, and this was the most disappointing stop of the three locations (the others being Doka coffee plantation and La Paz waterfall gardens, see separate reviews). While the weather and visibility was actually good when we left the coffee plantation mid morning, by the time we arrived at the volcano... More 

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