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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Combination Tour: Poas Volcano Doka Estate and La Paz Waterfalls Gardens

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In the morning, scenic

The walk up to the volcano is easy. Go in the morning! We were lucky enough to make it to the mountain early enough in the day before the clouds blew through, and definitely worth... read more

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Izumisano, Japan
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Izumisano, Japan
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up to the volcano is easy. Go in the morning! We were lucky enough to make it to the mountain early enough in the day before the clouds blew through, and definitely worth the trek.It's great for a picture and you'll only stay a few minutes.The 2 craters are spectacular. The weather was perfect and the second crater... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time this is worth the drive. About 1 hr from the airport. The drive up to the volcano was beautiful passing a lot of coffee fields and fruit stands. The walk to the crater is not too bad and seeing the gasses coming out of the crater was pretty cool. There is another trail which is a... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cloud was early the day we visited Poas. The kind lady at the ticket booth made sure we understood there was only a 50:50 chance of seeing the crater before she sold us a ticket. Parking is paid separately (which threw me - and someone different checked our parking receipt on the way out - so don't be super... More 

Thank Trekbud
Campbellton, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting to visit this National Treasure while in Costa Rica but it is now closed, May 2017, due to activity. Check for availability before planning!

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Zanesville, Ohio
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are planning a trip to Poas Volcano please check to see if it is open prior to traveling. The park has been closed since the first part of April and is not expected to reopen anytime soon.

1 Thank weeone03
Texada Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot to see in the park, including the drive up the mountainside. We bought fresh fruit and passed by coffee fields. The trail is very gently with rolling up and down. Lookout destination is a must over the smokey blow hole. The lake is less interesting as you can only look over it, not feel how warm/hot.... More 

Thank Teresa H
Warrenton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really excited to see Poas Volcano, but we knew it was closed due to the eruption at the beginning of April. We received some misinformation that you could still see the volcano from the highway, but this was totally untrue. Keep checking with locals to see when the park will reopen, but we heard that it might be... More 

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was for sure an unforgettable experience, from the drive through the countryside to get here, to site itself. It's a great spot to admire nature and fully relax. I loved it!

Thank Carmen R
Copenhagen, Denmark
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Costa Rica is blessed with volcanos and Poas volcano is great for a day trip. There is a scenic walk from the info centre before you reach the amazing viewing platform. There are also a few walking trails.

Thank Mark W
Bastrop, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to view the Poas Volcano. Pretty impressive with steam and gasses coming out of the crater. (a few days AFTER our visit...it erupted!) IF a person has any kind of respiratory issues, best to stay back. After standing and looking for a short while, we could taste the sulfur and gasses. There is also an hour walk (one... More 

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