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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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US$63.00*
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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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Half-Day Trip to Poas Volcano from San Jose

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Lucky to see it completely!

I was luckly to arrive there this morning around 10am and the entire crater was visible! This was my first close upview of a crater. What a treat! By the time I was leaving at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was luckly to arrive there this morning around 10am and the entire crater was visible! This was my first close upview of a crater. What a treat! By the time I was leaving at noon the clouds were starting to cover it up. So make it there in the morning!

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Thank luv2travelworld
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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348 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hiking tour of the volcano and surrounding park. A steep hike to reach the top, but the view was great. Continue out to the small lake, very scenic.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best tip is to get there EARLY!! We got there at 0845 and there was a 10 minute queue to get in. When we left at about midday there was a queue I imagine to be over an hour. It's really all down to luck weather you see anything after your walk to the top. We managed to see... More 

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Davis, California
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Basically an expensive, but quick way to see a volcano top from a relatively close, but not too close, distance. That's it. Then you return with the masses to your car. There's also another small trail through some slightly stunted trees to a small lake which is also lovely, but, really, compared to the rest of Costa Rica's natural wealth... More 

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Melbourn, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Trust us and the guide books: get there at, or not long after, the 8am opening time and you will maximise your chances of seeing the crater. Things looked good when we woke up to blue skies, but the clouds were already starting to gather when we parked up (with "help" from the moody attendant; it's $10 a head to... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am not a good person to review this as we have seen almost too many volcanoes by now. It is a good view to see inside the volcano and the white ash looking lake but the drive up to it is very curvy causing me to get motion sickness. It was very cold up there, take a jacket!!

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Vienna, Austria
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434 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the entry is a shame, cause it was not possible to go the full way (60min) because they closed the way without any informations. The volcano was not visible because of the fog. the way their with public bus is easy and cheap.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure this review would be different if we'd gone on a clear day. To be fair, the fellow at the gate warned us before we paid that we probably would not see anything before we paid, but we had driven a distance and had a tight travel schedule, so we tried. It was a fairly steep entrance fee and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You park the car, walk a few minutes and you're already there. Might be disappointing if you expect/like to walk more. However you actually see the crater pretty well (it was a sunny day when we did it) and it is impressive. But get there early or you may wait a while in your car before being allowed to enter.... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a positive experience after the walk up to the volcano. The view was just spectacular and visible from the different levels and view points. Fun and enjoyable to see a great natural wonder of nature in person.

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