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“A Close-Up Glimpse of an Active Volcano”
Review of Poas Volcano

Poas Volcano
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Half-Day Trip to Poas Volcano from San Jose
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St. Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A Close-Up Glimpse of an Active Volcano”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was a last minute add-on to our trip, and it was spectacular. Try and get there early before the buses arrive, but not too early that the mist hasn't cleared. If the crater is not visible, then either wait for a while or take the walk to Lake Botos. Again, if it's not, clear don't give us easily. We waited 15 minutes and the clouds literally parted and the sun came out. It's probably the closest you're going to get to an active volcano and the view is worth it. The other loop walk is nice if you've got time to kill but it's more of the same rainforest you saw on the hike to the lake.

Visited May 2014
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Lake Worth, Florida
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“Wow!”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Beautiful area. Prepare to walk a lot. 15 min walk from parking to main crater but well worth it. Trails are well maintained and there is much informational signage. The crater is incredible. Strong sulphur smell from the activity. Beautiful 60 minute walk on trails through rainforest to second crater. Well worth it. Museum and gift shop are average.

Visited May 2014
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San Jose
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“Volcan Poas”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Great view and very nice scenery of an mildly active volcano.
Still needs to improve a few services but overall it is good.
The journey getting there is easy and has a lot of options to stop for: souvenirs, restaurants and sightseeing / pictures to capture.

Visited May 2014
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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“Poas Volcano”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

The walk up to the lookout and the clouds disappeared after a 10 minute wait so the crater was very visible. The Poas Lodge was also an amazing place to stay.

Visited April 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“A must see in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

The volcano is one of the best volcanoes to visit in Costa Rica. It's only about an hour from San Jose by car. It has a big crater, scenic places and a lagoon walk you must do it. I highly recomended to go early and be able to see it clear.

Visited December 2013
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