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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
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+506 2482 2720
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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$90.00*
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La Paz Waterfall Garden Walking Tour From San José
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One Day Pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge
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La Paz Waterfall Garden Tour from San Jose

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Excellent for nature lovers who want an easy, developed hike, but very expensive

The place is an expensive, privately-owned park, with excellent, developed trails. Entrance for foreigners is $42, and $56 with buffet lunch. The buffet is just OK by the way, not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is an expensive, privately-owned park, with excellent, developed trails. Entrance for foreigners is $42, and $56 with buffet lunch. The buffet is just OK by the way, not nearly as they promise. They keep animals which they claim are unable to be returned to the wild safely. The aviary is awesome, and you probably won't see more hummingbirds... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So many beautiful animals and waterfalls. We had an amazing time and the restaurant food was good. I highly recommend!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went with Saga, so were limited to what we were able to do. The access road to this attraction is interesting in itself. We saw a troop (?) of Coati on the roadside. Only there because people feed them, which I don't approve of, but having said that it was nice to see them. We stopped and took photographs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my husband. We had a guided tour we had purchased with our tour. Our guide was great. I think his name was Alberto his English was great and you could tell that he lived his job. The grounds are beautiful. I find it depressing to see animals in cages, but they say that all of their animals... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful facility in a gorgeous location! The grounds are meticulously maintained and the staff very friendly. Hummingbirds have a special meaning to my wife in relation to her mother, and the feeding of the hummingbirds with the handheld feeders was an incredible experience. You just have to make sure you are there at the two times during the day... More 

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Mendon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Here is where you can spend 4 hours hiking, enjoying nature and your companions. It was a long drive for us but we went early, arrived at opening and it was still cool enough for the wildlife to be out. Best advice, go early, busses arriving by the droves as we left.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful place for kids. So much to do at La Paz. Make sure you hit the feeding time for cats, hummigbirds, and toucans. It was not crowded and the staff were so friendly. Waterfalls were breathtaking and we were the only ones on the trail! Highly recommend!

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yes, waterfalls are nice. If you like zoo - well, this is well kept, very small zoo. Butterflies are noticeable - of course the ones who are flying, not the ones which are on pins. And humming-birds are very interesting to watch. But why it all has to cost fortune, I don't understand.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The animal sanctuary is great, but add 5 waterfalls and you are talking about an experience of a lifetime. Even taking the winding roller coaster roads to the gardens is something you will never forget. Toucans, jaguars, ocelots are all in the sanctuary, and the food was top notch! Heartily recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well kept park that has a bit of everything. The flora and fauna are breathtaking. Even the bathrooms were something to marvel at. I really enjoyed the butterfly and frog exhibit. Especially being able to walk among them. The cages for the monkeys and cats are a little small. The orchids were beautiful. I enjoyed the little... More 

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