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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Beautiful and peaceful

You have to go early, before 12pm so you can see it. Later than that is full of fog. You have to walk like 10 to 15 min from parking. But is a nice expierence.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Xenia O
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When on a bad day and got very wet walking from the carpark, couldn't see anything from the viewing platform but we also could not go down to the lake through the cloud forest as ALL the path were shut(being rebuilt). The weather cann't be helped but I think they should have warned us the paths were shut,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to go early, before 12pm so you can see it. Later than that is full of fog. You have to walk like 10 to 15 min from parking. But is a nice expierence.

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Thank Xenia O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Poas volcano on our way from San Jose to LA Fortuna. Entrance was $15. Although it's recommended to go early in the morning for best view, we showed in the afternoon hours and after a short and rather easy hike, we reached the crater and had a pretty cool view and good visibility of the crater for great... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We combined three tours in one: Poas Volcano, Dako Coffee plantation, and some Jungleland/Zoo excursion. The hike up Poas can be strength sapping as it is about 1 mile from parking to the crater viewing area, and the lagoon viewing area is another 1/4 mil. The elevation is what grabs your attention. And, once you get there you may not... More 

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Thank Leo R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove all the way from the west coast for a couple hours of viewing and it was well worth it. I will say, we got there around 2 PM, and they close at 3 or 330. We got to do the short hike up to the main crater but the lagoon was closed. It was still worth it. The... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're lucky (as I obviously were), you are bound to experience a wonderful series of events unfold in front of your eyes. A misty vistas, slowly turning out to be tad bit clearer and then eventually you get to see the smoke emanating from the crater and the deep coloured waters of the crater lake -- all these happening... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the easiest volcanos to visit while my trip in CR. I thought it would not be so amazing. The road to go is fun to drive and with breathtaking views. Once you have parked (paid) and got your ticket (paid again) you start walking the path and after 10 minutes you get to the first crater,... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take a local bus to the volcano. Its a beautiful place to visit, with a lagoon and crater we saw the volcano. its suggested to go early to see the clearest, otherwise in the afternoon the clouds tend to roll in.

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Thank WonderTrekk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit. It has amazing views of the Volcano Crater and a Lagoon that on a clear day the views are amazing. My recommendation is to get to the Volcano early in the morning before the clouds and rain. The walk itself is no longer than 4 km all around.

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Austin,Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First think people need to know is to wear comfortable shoes because this place is a very long way up. Also you may need to bring a light jacket. As you are walking up to the main center where the souvenir and bathrooms are you can already start to feel a chill in the air. You will take the stairs... More 

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