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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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I have seen quite a few volcanoes while in Costa Rica, however, this is the closest one I have seen. We were staying in Atenas and decided to check it out. They have a very nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have seen quite a few volcanoes while in Costa Rica, however, this is the closest one I have seen. We were staying in Atenas and decided to check it out. They have a very nice park with several walking trails. We walked up to the observation area and saw what looked like a lake of acid. It was very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't actually get to see the volcano due to fog, but the hike up was nice. Word of advice, bring something to cover your from rain and if you suffer from asthma, don't forget your meds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were over in Costa Rica for a wedding and had a few days to spare so arranged with the family we were staying with to visit the volcano! We were there by 10am to avoid the crowds and we weren't disappointed. We happened to go on a clear day.... even other tour guides were amazed and taking pictures themselves.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From all the Volcanoes in Costa Rica I recommend Poas Volcano. Make sure to go on a date that is not raining so you can have the time to enjoy what nature has to offer in the Place. There is no need to booking the Tour prior arriving in Costa Rica, you will find better prices over there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The short hike up to the overlook area feels a bit strenuous because of the altitude (nearly 9000 feet). The carbuncular crater below one looks a bit like a huge open-cast mine with a milky pool of pus at its center. We saw no sign of volcanic activity. One can then hike a bit further to another much prettier lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short 10 min walk ( or optional 45 min walk) to see volcano.. Can often be clouded over, but we were lucky. Only short trip, as not alot else to see there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice hike takes you to Poas where there will be a crater that you can hopefully see but you must be patient! Visibility is not guaranteed but if a small wind blows you will see this lovely volcano.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As per recommendations on this review, my family traveled early in the morning to arrive at 8am. The gate opens at 8 so we had to wait when we arrived 15 min early. After paying for admissions ($15 adult/$5 child) and parking ($3), be sure to stop by the info center. You don't need a guide here. Just bring a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's definitely a sight you don't see everyday. Come early so you can see everything in all of their beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to go in a good nature weekend trip this is a very good place to go. If you're lucky and it's a sunny day you could watch the crater of the volcano really close with a great view of the surroundings. Plus the walk inside the park and the lagoon this could be a great family trip.

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