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After morning pickup at Your San Jose hotel, leave the city behind and watch the landscape change as you drive past coffee plantations and fields rich with ferns, flowers, and strawberries. When you arrive at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, get an orientation to all that this popular nature reserve has to offer. Designed with eco-friendly principles in mind, La Paz aims to protect Costa Rica’s natural treasures will educating visitors about its extraordinary biodiversity and need for careful conservation.

Stroll along more than 2 miles (3.5 km) of walking trails that run through 10 different exhibits showcasing native Costa Rican species. Admire winged wonders at the Aviary, Hummingbird Garden, and Butterfly Observatory, and view the rain forest’s cold-blooded critters at the Serpentarium and Frog Exhibit. Monkey around with rehabilitated spider and white-faced monkeys, and watch rescued jaguars, pumas and other endangered Central American felines prowl (on the other side of safety glass) at the Jungle Cats exhibit.

Your can also get a taste of traditional Costa Rican country life at the Casita de la Paz reproduced historical farmhouse and soak up the serene beauty of Trout Lake and natural waterfalls. Midday, take a break for an included lunch surrounded by the lush tropical scenery. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your San Jose hotel in the afternoon.
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Gray Line Costa Rica
Experience Costa Rica’s famed natural beauty and biodiversity in an eco-friendly way with a day trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens from San Jose. Observe rescued rain forest creatures like spider monkeys, toucans, tree frogs and even jaguars while learning about the nature reserve’s conservation efforts. Lunch among the serene jungle setting and transport from San Jose are included.
  • Full-day tour to La Paz Waterfall Garden from San Jose
  • Visit a popular nature reserve and learn about ongoing conservation efforts
  • Observe native Costa Rican wildlife in 10 carefully designed exhibits
  • See rescued pumas, jaguars, monkeys, amphibians, birds, and more
  • Eco-friendly and responsible way to learn about Costa Rican wildlife
  • Lunch and transport from San Jose hotels included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day trip!

Well designed property. Beautiful waterfall with walking paths and steps. Well kept animal preserve. Most are walk through animal areas. Toucans, butterflys, frogs, birds, jungle cats, and more. Nice restaurants serving typical Costa Rician fare, good drinks, and basic pizza. This requires quite a bit...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2018
Wonderful even when raining

When we visited, it didn't just rain, it poured, but that just made the waterfall experience even more amazing. I recommend that you have good rain gear, though. Some folks had flimsy ponchos that were quickly soaked. The garden visit was also fun and they...More

1  Thank IrishMom43
Reviewed April 29, 2018
Wonderful place, great tour guides!

This was an incredible place to visit! There was a great variety of wildlife to see up close, as well as an amazing variety of wild birds flying here and there. The hummingbirds were unbelievable! We were very fortunate to have Antonio as our guide....More

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile
Amazing Time!

There are many places, tours and attractions in San Jose. Visiting the Waterfall Garden is absolutely something else. You have got to go and see. It is a FULL day touring with many attractions to see and enjoy. If you are here in the summer...More

Thank Dainelle D
Reviewed March 4, 2018
La Paz Water Falls - Gray Line Costa Rica

The Waterfalls were amazing, though the same cannot be said for the tour company - Gray Line Costa Rica. The guide was rude and he lied. The organisation was ridiculous, the worst I have ever seen. We drove for 3 hours not just San Jose...More

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