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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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Spectacular Volcano!

It is important to get there early. Even on the perfectly clear day we had, within a couple hours the clouds were starting to come up the mountain and pour into the crater. It is... read more

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is important to get there early. Even on the perfectly clear day we had, within a couple hours the clouds were starting to come up the mountain and pour into the crater. It is stunning though, and still smoking! You only need about 3 hours for this visit.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was excited to see a volcano, and thought it would be cool. It blew my mind! It was so surreal looking into a volcano and be above the clouds! We also walked another trail through the micro cloudforest and saw the extinct volcano that's filled with rainwater. There were a lot of snack options in the cafe and there... More 

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited the Poas Volcano in the Central Valley area of Costa Rica four times taking visitors who vacation with us at our home in Grecia. The drive is amazing along with the views, restaurants, shops, etc., on the way to Poas is perfect for the tourists, also within a few miles of this volcano you have La Paz... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to at least 7 or 8 Parque Nacionales in Costa Rica, most with at least one volcano to hike or view. Poás, however, is the only one that you can look down into. Get there with time to complete your view and walk BEFORE 10 AM. Chances are good that before then you'll get the view you want... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Apparently the biggest thing to know about the Poas Volcano is when to go. You need to go early in the day before the clouds set in. Once they set in, you cannot see anything. We were extremely lucky when we visited because we were viewing the caldera as the clouds started coming up the valley. The second thing to... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're planning to get to the crater, you should probably hit the road early in the morning. Later the place gets very cloudy and you won't be able to see anything. We went there with a rental car and it was perfect. The Blue Lagoon is worth the walk, so don't feel discouraged. On the way back, you can... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Poas Vulcano at our drive from the San Jose Airport to the Vulcano Tenorio further north. It was Monday and we arrived there around 2.30 pm. It was a clear day and not too many people there. From where you parked the car (parking fee and entry fee - not sure how much it was) we... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 

Thank Szabo K
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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