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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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Address: | 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50624822720
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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, 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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Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens Day Tour

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It was a beautiful day and the the waterfalls were truly stunning. You can also walk among the butterflies, see Jaguars, some truly frightening snakes, safely behind glass. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful day and the the waterfalls were truly stunning. You can also walk among the butterflies, see Jaguars, some truly frightening snakes, safely behind glass. We also had lunch there it was a buffet lunch style and it was very tasty. Great view if you sit outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a Christmas present for my 7 year old and Mum. Beautiful, lush grounds and plentiful wildlife. Combined with our hotel tour...extensive lunch and hike after.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed in San Jose Costa Rica for two nights prior to our cruise. My wife didn't want to stay only at the hotel, she wanted to see the "real" Costa Rica. Problem solved! For 90 USD each, we arranged a tour through our hotel to visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. A van picked us up... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in the peace lodge and did this road like everyday I was there the waterfalls where really cool and nice,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott and booked the tour the waterfall through he hotel. We had a great tour guide Oliver who was fantastic and very knowledgable about the animals and plants....the buffet lunch was excellent.... As someone else reviewed it was a bit like going to the zoo....

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made this the second stop of three on a big day trip from Jaco Beach, first to Poas Volcano and after to Doka Estate coffee plantation. La Paz is well worth the $40 admission. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. You get very close to rescued animals and learn a lot about them. Highlights: scarlet macaws, parrots, hummingbirds... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The waterfalls were amazing but the la paz park with animals kept in cages was a bit of dissapintment for me. I saw big cats there with cubs. I have been told that they only take animals that needs care. But this female with cubs looked perfectly healthy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group visited this place. It poured down rain. But, we managed to stay mostly dry and keep our cameras safe. We photographed beautiful butterflies in the covered area. There were so many hummingbirds, the were definitely in the rain and flitting everywhere. We saw several different types. It inspired us to buy the book "Birds of Costa Rica". They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a private tour with a very knowledgeable Costa Rican that took us on a day long excursion including Poas and La Paz. My favorite part of La Paz was the butterfly garden, where you were able to watch butterflies coming out of their cocoons (so cool!) and also the breathtaking waterfalls. There were many opportunities while visiting La... More 

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Coldwater, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery but dress for the rainy weather and wear comfortable shoes. Enjoyed visiting the various animal attractions as well as seeing the waterfalls. Very picturesque.

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