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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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We traveled from Los Suenos from Marriott where it was 88 degrees to 68 degrees to see the volcano. It is breathtaking and very scenic to truly enjoy Mother Nature at its best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Atul B
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We traveled from Los Suenos from Marriott where it was 88 degrees to 68 degrees to see the volcano. It is breathtaking and very scenic to truly enjoy Mother Nature at its best. We had a tour guide Eco Wonders Travel who was quite informative to share everything you wanted to know from the plants to the history. I would... More 

Thank Atul B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to many different volcanos before this one, and were a bit disappointed with Poas. Other places let you inside the volcano to walk on frozen lava. Here you're walking paved paths. So boring! They charge you 15 bucks to enter the park and 10 for parking your car but there is very little to see. Tons of people... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great walk to the craters and a cool walk through the cloud forest. Exhibition center was informative on volcanos

Thank StefanReiter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The trails in Parque Nacional Volcan Poas are very nice. They are mostly either paved or laid with brick and are surrounded by some great cloud forest scenery. They can get a bit steep at times but the walk to the lookouts is easy and short (less than 1 km if I remember correctly). The only trail open at the... More 

Thank Felora S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are lucky enough and the weather is kind to you, then you can see an amazing crater. It is better if you come as early as possible because clouds tend to appear in the afternoon.

Thank Tanja V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pouring rain when we went, but we waited a few and just enough clearing came through for us to see this magnificent sight. Bring rain gear and dress warm, about 50 degrees F, especially when raining and wet - but marvelous sight if you get to see it. Coffee and snacks upstairs on the way back were a life saver.

Thank Monique P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen a few volcanos in my life but this was the closest to the crater I have been. When we arrived, there was 100% cloud cover. Nothing to see. I read numerous reviews on Tripadvisor and the common message was "be patient, wait 20 minutes". We waited 35 minutes and then the clouds disappeared and there was the... More 

Thank Artemis290
Dijon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides ate the entrance to the park warned us that several trails were closed and that the volcano crater was covered in cloud. We decided to walk up anyway. The walk is wheelchair friendly, everyone friendly and the volcano breathtaking. The cloud cleared and there we were staring right into the heart of the second largest crater in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So i took my friends to the volcano so they can check the only volcano in the world thats flat....first they charge 10 times more if you are a tourist and when we got to the top was cloudy cant see anything. Also the access to the lake was not open for tourist. Such a waste of time and money... More 

Thank Calypso B
Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen a volcano before, and to go up and view it from the crater was just amazing. We even got lucky enough to witness a tiny eruption, If the clouds are covering it, just wait a few minutes, they move.. This place is gorgeous and a MUST see! Once in a life time experience!

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