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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
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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Awesome Waterfalls

This place has some great waterfalls to view and easy walking paths to get to them. The entrance fee is $40 per person which allows you entrance into the park and access to all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place has some great waterfalls to view and easy walking paths to get to them. The entrance fee is $40 per person which allows you entrance into the park and access to all the exhibits and waterfalls. The exhibits are good, not great. I thought the best one was the snake exhibit which has all of the snakes that... More 

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Carnaxide, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

During our recent tour we sent one afternoon in La Paz Waterfall Gardens and it was unforgetable! Excellent!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is well worth spending some of your valuable time while in Costa Rica. The grounds & waterfalls are scenically lovely. Entrance fee at $40 is a little steep especially for a large family . . . I went as part of an organised group & entrance fee was included. They call this a 'recluse or recue centre' for animals... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Price is a little steep - but the place is generally well done. The butterfly exhibit was one of the best I've been at (compared to maybe 10 or 15 others in the States). Food pricing was really not that bad - the trout lake lets you catch a fish and then they cook it (we didn't do this however).... More 

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Newtonville, Ontario canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What an amazing end to our Costa Rica adventure. Grewin Umana from Tiquicia tours came through AGAIN! This tour was spectacular. Ricardo met as us at the DoubleTree and drove us up to the Paz. The drive is BEAUTIFUL! Coffee plantations, and mountains. At the Paz which is a sanctuary for the animals we saw an assortment of life from... More 

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Delta Junction
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Worth the time. Waterfall, gardens, and animals. Really enjoyed the butterflies. Gives you a feel of Costa Rica.

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Iowa City, IA
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Spend the day, at least 3 hours exploring all the animals, the walks, the food. A beautiful place. Take your raincoat, lots of misty and wetness, and wear grippy shoes, very damp surfaces. A wonderful experience and the opportunity to see a ton of birds, 2 kinds of monkeys, frogs, and if you want the sad enclosed big cats (not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I was hesitant to go given that it is "part of" a hotel, but I am glad I did. In fact, I would like to go back ... because of the location, I would really recommend at least a one night (preferably a two night) stay at the hotel. That way you could spend an entire day visiting the entire... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What a great way to spend a day! It's a good day trip with a lot to see and do. The butterfly room was especially good and the buffet was excellent. The park is beautiful and well kept and feels more like nature than a zoo. It's suitable for all ages (except the stairs to the falls may be a... More 

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Omaha
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Because the Poas Volcano was fogged in (no surprise)...we opted for the LaPaz Waterfall and gardens, recommended by friends, located near the Poas Volcano. We could not have been more pleased with our day!! This covers many acres, so there is walking and steps, but It is very well laid out, well marked, with many native birds, animals, plants, flowers,... More 

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