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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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Address: Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 22413409
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Explore Five Magnificent Waterfalls accessed by paved trails through Rain...
Explore Five Magnificent Waterfalls accessed by paved trails through Rain and Cloud Forest. Our Wildlife refuge features the Largest Aviary and Butterfly Observatory in Costa Rica as well as rescued Jaguars, Ocelots, Pumas, Sloths, Capuchin and Spider Monkeys. Feed friendly Toucans and our 26 species of tame Hummingbirds and photograph beautiful Leaf Frogs in our Frog Habitat and venomous snakes in our Serpentarium. Located one hour from San Jose Airport near Poas Volcano.
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Best place to see fauna and flora

If you want to hold a tucan that's the place. The first part is to see the animals from Costa Rica, there are different sections such as birds, butterflies, snakes... Then you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to hold a tucan that's the place. The first part is to see the animals from Costa Rica, there are different sections such as birds, butterflies, snakes... Then you can walk in the forest and see wonderful waterfalls. You can spend the whole day on the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful rain forest zoo and waterfall in the mountains. Wear a rain coat, and hat. Several hundred steps down to the waterfalls.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. We have had such a great time. The staff was very kind and the food was great. The rooms are amazing. Highly recommend.

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Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This remains on my second visit, a wonderful place to go and enjoy a day in Costa Rica. If you don't have a great deal of time to spend in this country then go here to see fauna and flora. Lunch is of a high quality and enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Went there for a day trip to the waterfalls, and it was an experience that i will never forget. They have mini zoos (shelter) for animals, where you can find tucans, eagles, parrots, monkeys, butterflies, snakes, spiders, insects and etc. And yes, the waterfalls. Tremendous and gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

It was so much fun and educational doing all the scheduled activity. I strongly recommend planning the visit to take part in some or all of the activities offered: feeding toucans (9am and 2pm), releasing butterflies (2:30pm), milking cow (3pm), feeding hummingbirds (4pm), feeding the jungle cats (4pm). We stayed at the Peace Lodge for two nights which allowed us... More 

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California
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407 helpful votes 407 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We hired a private driver/guide for a day-trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas. Since the weather was poor and we couldn't see Poas, we were happy to spend time at La Paz. We spent about $36 each for admission and the buffet, since we had a discounted price through our guide. In my opinion, La Paz is pleasant,... More 

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Wailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love colorful birds and butterflies and want the experience of being in a giant cage with them, this is the photo experience and opportunity of a lifetime. The entire park is well designed with many paths to access different areas of the park to view the many varieties of animals as well as several different waterfalls. We started... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed at the peace lodge and admission to the waterfalls gardens was included ;so i toured the grounds a few times.I would recommend spending at least 4 hours touring.If you come on your own go when it first opens.In the morning around 9 you can feed the toucans by hand.the birds land on your arms,head or shoulder and you... More 

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Sharon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This attraction is a refuge for animals that were illegally owned by individuals in Costa Rica and that would not survive if let go in the wild. There is a wide variety of animals including birds, felines, monkeys and snakes. The beautiful path through the refuge meanders through a lovely cloud forest, so be prepared for rain. The waterfalls are... More 

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