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Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz

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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
126 | 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've visited 3 times already and I'm always excited to go. There really is a sense of peace in the whole place, the animals are beautiful and the food superb. Get there early since it will likely get rainy anytime after noon.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sergio M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is really nice and has great landscapes, the road to the park is very well mantained, you can have an excellent time at the waterfalls. The food is not really good,fresh so for a buffet type there aren't too many options like normally...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Carolarias16
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent over 6 hours walking thru lush vegetation, orchid gardens, and stunning waterfalls! We saw jungle cats, monkeys, frogs and the most beautiful birds and butterflies! For hummingbird lovers, this is a can't miss destination. We were able to see sloths...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank WinterParkinFL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The La Paz Waterfall Gardens is truly a beautiful and amazing experience. The waterfalls are absolutey magical, the beauty is beyond description. The different animal experiences were fascinating and educationsl. We thouroughly enjoyed every minute of our five hour experience in the park. Everyone that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank surfshaklee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place should be a must for every visitor. We really enjoyed it. From the zoolike beginning to the hike down the 'waterfall alley'. We would have loved to stay longer. If you plan to go there and like hiking you should at least plan...More

Thank Gunnar M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Animals were in tiny cages and were very distressed. So sad to see. Please don't go there and support this horrible place. There is so much room for bigger enclosures but all the owners care about is making money.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank BLK09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a delightful morning wandering down the pathways with friendly guides, interesting and informative exhibits, all surrounded by the lush and beautiful rain forest ecosystem that Costa Rica is famous for. After a good hike to take in the magnificent waterfalls, we had a delicious...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Voyagerala
Reviewed August 13, 2019

这个公园浓缩了哥斯达黎加的知名物种,各种神奇的生物还有美丽的瀑布,值得游览!工作人员很好,英语不错,服务到位,讲解也很清晰非常难忘! It is a really Amazing Place,their staff can speak English and helped me a lot. I really love their frog, there is a staff named David Peralta ,who told me everything about frog. Thank you so much! I will come back again!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jhonny12345
Reviewed August 4, 2019

My family really enjoyed the wildlife Refuge. The Staff was excellent and helpful with information about the animals. The waterfalls were amazing. It is a great place to visit and a must see when in Costa Rica

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Timothy A
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Upon arrival in Costa Rica, we spend a night at a cheap airport hotel near San Jose and went to La Paz Waterfall Gardens as an easy day trip. We rented a car for the entire trip but there were plenty of tours available as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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June 30, 2019|
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Response from Lois B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in Feb / March, didn't have a mosquito problem, but we were wearing natural repellent just in case
May 23, 2019|
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Response from 797constancef | Reviewed this property |
No. You can purchase tickets onsite at the welcome desk. Please note that this is an Animal Sanctuary. They care for animals and birds that cannot be rehabilitated. So they are all in cages. The park is beautiful but if... More
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April 19, 2019|
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Response from Trigirl50 | Reviewed this property |
The waterfalls are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs required to enter and exit. The stairs are step and small wooden blanks with wood railings on both sides with traffic going up and down. The gardens, restaurant... More