Poás Things to Do

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    seeing the crater in Nov

    by siver Updated Dec 17, 2008

    it was November, end of green season, we had to make two trips to Poas, the first tiime the crater was totally covered by the cloud, and the second time, we waited for hald hour, before the cloud started clearing up.

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    Volcan Poa

    by metteks Written Jul 19, 2006

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    Us in front of the crater

    The crater of volcan Poa (2,708 meters) is amazing. It is hard to describe how it is to stand there looking down into the lake with a colour of another world. It was so beautiful. Steam is comming out through cracks in the volcano and it smells like boiling eggs.

    The trail to the crater is well marked and not that long. Just before the viewing point, there is a trail leading to another crater filled with water, but not nearly as beautiful.

    Entrance fee: $US 7 (half price for students with Identification)

    Open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The road is gated at the entry station.

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    Poas Volcano

    by Suzanne123 Updated Dec 19, 2005

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    2/3 of the time it is clouded over. I was lucky to get a clear view, but it only lasted ten minutes. The lagoon has an acidity of 0.5 That is like stomach acid. A boat, that scientists once put in the lagoon, lasted 2 hours. You can smell the sulpher in the air before you even get close to viewing. The park allows you to walk thru the cloud forest. At the elevations here, 10,000 feet, the temperatures drop close to zero at night. This allows the plants to expand and contract as they grow and makes them very windey. The other differance between other costa rican forests, like in the Caribean lowlands, is that you will see moss covered trees. The giant fern leaves grow up to eight feet wide and gives a Jurasic Park feel to things. I took an ecotour and a trip to Poas was part of this wonderful tour

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    A DAY VISITING VOLCÁN POÁS

    by Sininen Updated Nov 6, 2005

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    I took a bus from San José, which stops in Alajuela, to visit Volcán Poás. We drove through beautiful lush scenery and saw from the bus windows many coffee farms and green houses. To get into the park you have to pay if I remember correctly $7but it's worth it. From the visitor's centre there a short walk on paved road to the crater and on the day I was there the sky was clear and I was able to see the crater well and took photos of it. There were not many other tourists either, which made my stay even more enjoyable. I had read that the cafeteria in the visitors centre doesn't have a wide selection to choose from so I took packed lunch with me, and it was a good choice. When I was waiting for the bus back to San José the skies opened and it was raining really hard for about 15-20 minutes and there was thunderstorm as well. Luckily the rain stopped before the bus arrived so I didn't get wet.

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    FLOWERS IN PARQUE NACIONAL VOLCÁN POÁS

    by Sininen Updated Nov 6, 2005

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    This was the first time I was travelling during the rainy season and I was amazed to see all those flowers. Most of them I saw only from the bus window, but some in the national parks where I could photograph them. I decided that from now on I will only travel in the rainy season!

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    Poas Volcano

    by Haditos Written Jul 25, 2005

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    Poas Volcano Crater

    We took a tour to go here. You can ride almost to the summit. Beautifull sights on the road to get there, including coffe plantations. Once the road ends you need to walk like 1Km to get to the main crater. Once there the view is impressing. The picture in the side talks for itself. When it rains the water keeps there making a lake of this color due to the sulfurs comming from the crater. You need to be lucky to get up there in a sunny day, a lot of clowds get catched there.

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    Poas Volcano

    by giacco Updated Sep 3, 2003

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    It's a really must see activity. It's really simple to reach the volcano from San Jose, and the views from the top of the volcano, which is still active, are amazing. Clouds and fumes that comes out from the crater are the only problem and difficult the view, but if you wait for a while you'll see cearly the whole crater

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    A WALK TO THE CRATER LAKE

    by Sininen Updated Dec 19, 2005

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    I walked this very easy walk to the crater lake and sat there for a long time admiring the emerald green water and the thick forest behind it. Truly beautiful.

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    ON THE WAY TO THE CRATER LAKE

    by Sininen Written Nov 6, 2005

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    Path to the Volc��n Po��s
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    I couldn't get enough of the beautiful landscape around the Volcán Poás! Can't describe it with words so I hope that my photos can show even a little about it.

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    La Fortuna Gardens

    by Haditos Written Jul 25, 2005

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    La fortuna Waterfall

    On the Path down from Poas Volcano you can visit this beautifull place. It was included in the tour and once there you can see Butterflies, Hummimbirds, waterfalls, and more.

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