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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 Trip to Poas Volcano from San Jose

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We had a great time visiting Costa Rica in December with Caravan Tours. One of the first places we visited was Poas Volcano. The bus got us fairly close to the crater, but it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time visiting Costa Rica in December with Caravan Tours. One of the first places we visited was Poas Volcano. The bus got us fairly close to the crater, but it is still a bit of a hike at 8,800 feet altitude. Be prepared for wind and rain at any time. I wore my winter jacket, wool... More 

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Levelland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly easy hike to a beautiful site. The drive is lengthy but worth it. Take a jacket because it will be chilly. Go early. Clouds tend to roll in before noon and obscure the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very fortunate with our tour group to reach the volcano just when the clouds cleared - what a sight! This is a must see in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest: we did not see the volcano and the lake! But that's nature, you can not expect that you are always lucky. Although we did not see anything, we thought the trip was worth doing, becanse we saw three beautiful sloth on our way to Poas NP. The transportation was fine, right on time and the guide was... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing honestly worth the wait. Will go back for sure every year if possible LOVE IT . We waited for about 2 hours for the sky to clear a little... and after a while we got the best view possible in the whole day. 2:30pm 100% visibility

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Canton, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there during hurricane Otto so the weather was not great however there was still a 20 second clearing where we got to see all the way to the bottom. We got to see enough to realize how beautiful it would have been. Also the trail to the lake was closed so that was a bummer. I would like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Volcano is a decent hike away from the parking lot, it is by no means an easy hike but isn't that difficult either. Once you reach the actual crater you may be treated to beautiful views, I say may because it gets really foggy really fast and if you blink you might miss it.

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Thank Matthew D
San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a Q about was it worthwhile to visit Volcan Poas - on the way to La Fortuna/Volcan Arenal. My response - absolutely !!! The morning is usually best - but even if cloudy - they have a great visitor's center that explains a lot about Volcanos and the Pacific "Ring of Fire" (Volcanos circling the Pacific Ocean) and a... More 

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Park City, Utah
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sunny day, yet driving up to Poas proved to be a very different weather - fogged in and rainy. $15 per person at the gate - and you cannot see but 100 ft in front of you...no Poas visible. No crater visible. It would be great if there was some kind of "Poas viewing" app - to avoid such... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really want to see the Poas volcano... but the day was rainy, like a storm... so it was impossible to see anything! But I imagine in a sunny day, it will be the best place to be! There's a lot of hiking and nature to enjoy. But if the day have any possibility of rain, please, don't go... because... More 

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