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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Half- Day Trip to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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Half-Day Tour to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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Breathtaking! A highlight of our tour!

We were here as part of our caravan tour of Costa rica and it was definitely a highlight of the tour! We were told we would have about 30 percent chance of seeing the crater due... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here as part of our caravan tour of Costa rica and it was definitely a highlight of the tour! We were told we would have about 30 percent chance of seeing the crater due to the clouds and luck was on our side! It was absolutely breathtaking. After a few minutes it did cloud over again.It was only... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very easy to get to - a bare 20 minute stroll from where the bus dropped us (I was actually hoping we'd get a bit of exercise on the way up - seeing as it's a volcano!). The view was stunning, steam emitting from one end of the crater. BUT, the guide told us after that we were exceptionally lucky... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Honey and I came to visit via a cruise/bus excursion and with an understanding that we had about a 10% chance of viewing the caldera in clarity, not hidden by a 'cloud forest'. After a three hour bus trip from Puntarenas it would have been a shame to miss it. But it was clear! The vista point was not... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a clear day, which we had, this is definitely worth the trip. Be sure and hike to the lagoon for a full perspective

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Poás Volcano is one of the major attractions in the Central Valley region, one of the most visited national parks, and a great day trip add-on for any Costa Rica vacation itinerary ! The nearby Botos lagoon (the very old crater) is a quick 30 minutes walk ! the volcano is at about 8800 ft about sea level !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unbelievable views of the crater of the volcano from the visitor center. There is a walk from center to the viewpoint which is at an elevation of over 8000 feet. When we got to the viewing point, it was very cloudy obscuring all the view. We waited about ten minutes and luckily the wind blew away the clouds to reveal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was super excited about this stop, but the weather just didn't cooperate. All I could see was fog. Bummer because it sounds awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our only full day in San Jose sightseeing out of town, but we utilized our time well! First stop, Poas Volcano. We were fortunate to have a clear view and, while I won't say that this is on my top lists of sights in the world, it is definitely something to say one has seen. It looks straight... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were afraid of what many reviewers said about clouds, so we decided to forego the morning rush and take our chances on a Friday afternoon. Call it luck or perhaps afternoons have better chances, but it was perfection. First, very small crowd (presumably because everyone feels like they have to go in the morning because of better chances?). Second,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was cloudy, this was an amazing view of the volcano. The clouds parted periodically, and I could see the lake in the volcano! There were also some hiking trails that we didn't get the chance to fully explore -- but I'd love to go back!

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