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Poas Volcano

Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Cr130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

We arrived early and really enjoyed the view of the lakes and the hike. The walk to the lake that is still steaming was very gentle. The hike to the second one was through beautiful tree coverage but steeper. We saw wild turkeys and a...More

Thank LCD979
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We tried to visit our first full day in CR - early AM. It's about 45 min from Alajuela. At the park entrance, they advised us not to pay and go in since it was so cloudy. That was very nice of them. We headed...More

1  Thank budagirl66
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

What an amazing sight!! God's creation is so beautiful. The place was very accommodating to my disabled mother and son. I am so appreciative that they were able to view the volcano!!

Thank 777diana7777
Reviewed 18 March 2016

It was a very pretty sight. It was cool to be able to get up close to the volcano and take pictures. Beautiful.

Thank micahpaige
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday....around 1pm. Not many people around.....such a pleasure to walk the trail to the crater.... Absolutely clear, we lucked out and no clouds. What a stunning sight....nature at its best. Don't miss the strawberries on the drive down and stop at the...More

Thank AP_Phoenix_2005
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The rather long and winding drive up to the park is definitely worth the effort. Be aware that the park closes at 3:30 pm, so it is best to arrive in early or mid-morning to give yourself time to see everything without hurrying. The visitor's...More

Thank relaxing_dad
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We were lucky and saw the volcano on a clear day so the view was perfect. The water however appeared grey even if the day was blue and perfect, not the blue I have seen in other photos. The walk to the crater from the...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 16 March 2016

To beat the crowds and the cloads you need to arrive really early. Be at the park entrance before 8am, when it opens. It takes some time to buy tickets and parking when it's a line of cars in front of you. Everything moves slowly,...More

1  Thank Ritochka
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had to visit 2x to see the crater. 1st visit it was totally covered in clouds, 2nd time was the charm. I recommend you call ahead or visit the webpage that has a camera on the crater to see if its clear, wxyzwebcams.com Entrance...More

Thank Ziggy-Pete-B
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The volcanoe is impressive. Small clouds of vapor a rising from the crater lake, sometimise you can smell the sulfur. The lake has a nice color looking kind of unreal. We have been there on a weekend. There were a lot of people although we...More

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Response from Rolando A | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Jose E | Reviewed this property |
There are just some places to eat and to enjoy great views. Thats all
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Response from unctompr | Reviewed this property |
We hired a transportation company for the week. They created our itinerary as well as pick up and drop off at the airport. There were 9 of us and the transportation cost was $1000.00 US dollars. We were responsible for food... More