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Address: CR130, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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2442-7041/ 2430-4127
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Combination Tour: Poas Volcano Doka Estate and La Paz Waterfalls Gardens

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very impressive!

fast change of weather made us a surprise: first clouds and after rain a beautiful sight in a great area! Also the Walking trail was interesting!

Reviewed 4 November 2015
Trudy Anna B
Altdorf, Switzerland
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Altdorf, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

fast change of weather made us a surprise: first clouds and after rain a beautiful sight in a great area! Also the Walking trail was interesting!

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We actually stayed near the volcano, and it was supposed to be dormant....it wasn't fully dormant. We still saw lava and heard a bit of activity. Not scary, but they did have us read the caution and active volcano rules for evacuation. Nonetheless, I'd visit again. Plus the place we stayed had a great little eatery that sold well enough... More 

Thank embrowns
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

If you want to be close to a real volcano, there is, Poas, Costa Rica. You can see the crater button full of sulfur, the fumarole, also smell the sulfur. Most of the time is included for free on your package. There are cafeteria, sanitary rooms, gift shop and parking lot. Not recommended on raining days or cloudy days. Twenty... More 

Thank David V
Lakeshore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Great hike even though I didn't get to really see the cone due to fog. The walk to the viewing area is fairly easy and is handicapped accessible. I went to the second viewing area and was able to see that small lake. Great views. I highly recommend taking the longer route back. It is a paved (and boardwalk) walk... More 

Thank BroJack H
Statesville, North Carolina
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is a beautiful park with some interesting trails with the highlight being seeing the Poas volcano. On a clear day (very important) it is quite special to stand and look down into the simmering cone. Truly a unique and special trip and some great trails to walk through cloud and rain forests.

Thank jim1231
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

I actually saw this volcano yesterday. The only bad part is that cloudy weather can really hinder the experience, but I was lucky and I had a clear view of everything. Lake Botos was also nice. If you are lucky you will see some wildlife too. I still do not know what the raccoon/anteater creature was, but it was curious!... More 

Thank derek k
Jaco, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This National Park is very accessible for everyone, safe and secure parking lot, make sure you try to arrive 8 am (when they open) for more chances to see the main crater, afternoon almost all the time is cloudy, foggy, and do not forget to visit the Lake "Botos" which is a second crater, it is a hike of 15-20... More 

Thank ErickCamacho
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Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to see the crater volcano but knew I would be faced with some challenges as it gets very cloudy up there and it is very weather sensitive. We arrived at 10am but I think we would've had a better chance viewing it if arrive earlier (at park's opening 8am). By the time we got up we saw... More 

Thank Candy C
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

It didn't seem very cloudy when we pulled up, but the crater was completely clouded in and we couldn't see much. We also took the hike to the lake, which was also cloudy. We made it back to the crater just in time to snap two quick pictures before the clouds blocked our view again. Still a cool place, just... More 

Thank Bryce K
Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I was expecting more, you only have to walk around 10 mins to get to the top, the other circuit takes round 25 minutes and doesnt have much to see so its ok but not great

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