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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: +506 2482 2720
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

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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Great afternoon activity near San Jose

We did the Mid-morning Waterfall Gardens Tour with Olman Arce. I would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for something to do for an afternoon near San Jose. Our... read more

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Jamestown, New York
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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the Mid-morning Waterfall Gardens Tour with Olman Arce. I would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for something to do for an afternoon near San Jose. Our particular tour included transportation from San Jose, but I think this place would be easy enough to drive to if you have a car. There are great photo opportunities... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made this park as our day trip from Atenas/Alajuela and enjoyed every minute visiting it: • it is a well-made and well maintained theme park, good and representative selection of wildlife, beautiful waterfalls, and the trail that our kids (2.5 & 5) walked all the way to the end. • The staff in the park, from parking attendants (park... More 

Thank Dmitry S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a tour on the first day after arriving in Costa Rica, and it was the perfect introduction to a beautiful country. Our tour guide picked us right up at the hotel and was a wealth of information without being overbearing. He drove us through the lovely countryside and answered any & all of our questions with ease and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our tour started by walking through bird, butterflies and snakes sanctuaries. Which was followed by the breathtaking waterfalls and plenty of opportunities for pictures. They have a little restaurant and food wasn't half bad, I don't know how much it cost as it was included in our tour but it was all you can eat and there was enough selection.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

price kind of 50$ per people but worth it. Theres like 4 waterfall and a lot of animals, also frogs, snakes, and wild cats

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several sections to the gardens - butterflies, monkeys, frongs, leopards etc. The main attraction is the three waterfalls for sure. Get ready to puff an pant though :-). It is a lot of trekking in the rain forests. There is nature around you and you can feel the fresh air.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was wonderful!! We got to see a variety of animals including birds, butterflies, monkeys and jungle cats. We even got to hold a toucan which made my trip!!! The waterfall hike is very physically demanding with tons of steps!!! We are a young and active couple so wasn't bad for us but may not be suitable for everyone!... More 

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Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, we went in a driving rainstorm, but we weren't alone. There were several hundred other people there on various tours. This place is so amazing, it's worth getting drenched to experience. The grounds are meticulously maintained. It would have been even more amazing with sunshine, but that wasn't in the cards for our day trip. Still we were able... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place! My husband and I visited here 8 years ago and always said we would return! We brought our two boys, 7 and 3 along with us and they just loved it!! The waterfalls are amazing and the animal areas are just wonderful. My oldest son loved feeding the toucans! We went back three times just so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with this park of Flora and Fauna. They have created walkways and railings out of concrete that look just like wood. I wish there were more identification tags on the plants and animals I thought the signage was lacking for taxonomy. All in all excellent exhibits again these are all rescue animals that can't be released... More 

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