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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Poas Volcano National Park Tour From San Jose
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Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft
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Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose

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Went on a combo tour of Doka Coffee plantation and Paos.

The Paos Volcano was cloudy and rainy on the day we went and so did not get a clear view but we still enjoyed it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Los Altos, CA
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Los Altos, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Paos Volcano was cloudy and rainy on the day we went and so did not get a clear view but we still enjoyed it.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to risk it even though it was really cloudy all the way up the drive to the POAS volcano and it was even raining a lot on the way up, but it is a very pretty drive and you can see waterfalls across the valley as you drive and even pass one on the way up. Make sure... More 

Thank Eva713
Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so fortunate to have hired a driver from our San Jose hotel who took us around for the day. As July is known to be the wet season, particularly in a cloud forest, we absolutely lucked out when the fog and mist surrounding the top of the crater lifted for a half hour and we were able to... More 

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Poas a day in july and shortly after leaving Poas had a minor eruption from the crater. Isn't that exciting (when not there)! Very nice vulcano to visit as the volcano is active but of the calmer and more harmless type. A nice road with a number of amazing viewing points passing by green grass and tress overlooking... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and were excited to view Poas and were warned that we may not see the volcano due to the cloud cover. We walked the trail to the volcano and the warnings were spot on, we couldn't see anything. We hiked around a little more and then came back about 30 minutes later and we were not disappointed! Oh... More 

Thank badkittyj
dublin and all over
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky in that the day we came it was clear l, as I understand from locals that it often rains and the clouds can hide the sight of the volcano. It was pretty chilly compared to San Jose but was a pleasant uphill walk up to the volcano. The view reminded me of a disused limestone quarry and... More 

Thank TheIrishFella
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to tripadvisor for the tip to go early (before 9:30am) if you want to see the crater. The drive going to the volcano is amazing. The view is so lush and green. Its a winding road but people drive slow so it was fine. The entrance fee for non residents is $15 plus you have to pay $3 for... More 

Thank Ricasworld
Miami Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can imagine something stark and lush this is the place. The clouds surround you. From one moment to the next you can go from fog to shine(literally). The peak you look down into the crater of milky water. This covers the vent of the volcano. surrounding the crater is a barren stretch of earth that is bleak because... More 

Thank Nelson W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the volcano in july. We were lucky as we got to see it pretty clearly. When you can see it, it is marvellous. However it does get very crowded.

Thank BjornVanWettere
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was incredibly cloudy the day we visited, we still had a great time. The walk up to the volcano was pretty but all we could see when we go to the rim was clouds. However, we did smell the sulfur so we knew we were at a volcano. I can only imagine how beautiful i must be... More 

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