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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 Tour to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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Combination Tour: Poas Volcano Doka Estate and La Paz Waterfalls Gardens

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A Worthwhile Excursion for the Whole Family

We visited Poas on the morning of April 11th and were lucky to have a clear day. The volcano had been active for 10 days so it was an interesting sight. Some new areas were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Penny W
Central Florida, Florida
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Central Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Poas on the morning of April 11th and were lucky to have a clear day. The volcano had been active for 10 days so it was an interesting sight. Some new areas were bubbling up and it looked as though some eruption might be imminent. In fact, they closed the volcano to the public the next day. After... More 

Thank Penny W
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our very first sightseeing trip after arriving in Costa Rica for business. We visited Poas on a Sunday morning as it's best to get there early in order to have proper weather for having good visibility at the crater area and also to avoid a long line of cars waiting to get in the park as it starts... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Poas is one of the most visited national parks of Costa Rica. It tends to be more enjoyable in the early morning, before clouds may get into the crater and make your experience quiet miserable. Avoid buying from the souvenir shop and cafeteria. Drinks are mainly imported from the USA, while many Costa Rican souvenirs are made in Asian countries!... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow!! geology in action right there!!! We were so lucky to see this as we went on the 5th April... then we found out it erupted on the 12th and 13th and was closed to public after that! Its an amazing sight - smells of Egg soup!! Go early - get to the volcano before 10am and hopefully less crowds... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were among the first to arrive at the volcano and had to wait in a line of cars for it to open. Despite the particularly warm temperature at lower altitudes, we were happy we had a change of clothing (pants, jackets, socks) to weather the cold and wind at Poas. After a short walk, we arrived at the volcano... More 

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Kincardine, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing sight. Let's just say we both went "Wow" - and that was from the viewing area maybe half a kilometer away from the volcano. There were quite a few people but it didn't seem too crowded and did not detract. Easy walk in, park set up well with ongoing maintenance. The Poas volcano area itself simply cannot... More 

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Tel Aviv
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience of seeing an active volcano and very nice hiking in the park. Various options to fit to different ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In itself, the trip up to the Volcano is an experience. The cooler and fresher air, the changing landscape and nature with cows grazing on the hillsides. Vendors at the sides of the street selling strawberries, flowers,fruit and cheese. You get a spectacular view over San Jose as you drive up and locals picnic at the side of the road... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This location is close to San Jose, so it gets a lot of visitors. It is worth visiting, but it can be crowded. You have to walk 10 min. to get to the viewpoint and cannot stay long there because of the fumes. Not much to do, but very nice view of this lake. The longer trail to go to... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We utilized a Private Tour Guide, who made this an informative and stress free experience. When we say luck is involved, we mean that depending on the weather conditions and wind, you may or may not even see the crater. That being said, luck was on our side that day and we had a completely unobstructed view of the crater,... More 

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