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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Address: Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 22413409
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Owner description: Explore Five Magnificent Waterfalls accessed by paved trails through Rain and Cloud Forest. Our...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of my trip. There is so much variety in the gardens with my favourites being the butterfly observatory and the hummingbirds. We got to see butterflies hatching from their chrysalis and the countless hummingbirds feeding and flying around. Besides the larger mammals, you do not the get that zoo feeling. All animals were not... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Take your walking shoes and expect to stay several hours as there is lots to see. It was $40 U.S each to enter and well worth it. There are displays of many Costa Rican creatures, including birds, monkeys, jungle cats, butterflies, iguanas and lizards, frogs and a wonderful hummingbird section with hundreds of 'feeding' hummingbirds. We took hours to enjoy... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was a very very beautiful place to visit. We wanted to see all the birds and wildlife, and all the different plants and flowers and we found it all in one place! Lunch was delicious too!, the terrain is fairly demanding, but I managed, wearing a knee brace, recovering from knee injury. only thing , was told at end... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

At first, it seemed like any other zoo. We did not take a tour, preferring to do things at our own pace. A huge red macaw was "following" my husband by moving beak and talons across the cage and then nearing hitting by when he defecated, it was actually really funny! We missed the hummingbird feeding by a long shot,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Poas was an excellent part of our holiday. The array of animals was delightful, and we got to hold a toucan!! I could've stayed in the Hummingbird garden all day, I couldnt believe how close you could get, how many there were or how beautiful. The food was excellent (As it was throughout Costa Rica) and the walk back past... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Beautiful place, part of the Cafe Brit Group, delightful mountain settings with seven main waterfalls and, butterfly (mariposario) snakes (serpentario), lots of exotic birds, monkeys, etc. The main building offers food and the souvenir shop lots of clothes, coffee, candy. The place is peaceful and beatiful, if you love nature you will love this place.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Make sure you wear good walking shoes, as there are a LOT of steps.Also make sure you take a rain jacket. The Gardens are beautiful and extremely well kept, as is the wild life, and the Butterflies are really beautiful.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We arrived at the Peace Lodge, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica on Tuesday Dec 30th 2014 and stayed for the 3 day maximum allowable stay. We had previously visited the Peace Lodge several years ago and can report that the resort is as impressive as ever. In terms of location it’s easy enough to find with a GPS and... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The waterfall was really pretty to see. They also had a great buffet and interesting attractions such as a butterfly house and jungle cats exhibit. This was a great walk and the waterfalls were beautiful! I would recommend this to anyone going to this area!

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yorba linda
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved the wildlife, very clean , take some snacks, nothing other than restaurant...no soda carts or water sold that we could find. Lots of helpful workers and beautiful falls! A bit of rain just added to the charm.

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