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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: 50624822720
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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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Absolute Paradise

The beauty of this park is simply indescribable. Completely worth the $40 entrance fee ( less for Costa Rica nationals). The waterfalls are the highlight of the park but also has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The beauty of this park is simply indescribable. Completely worth the $40 entrance fee ( less for Costa Rica nationals). The waterfalls are the highlight of the park but also has a frog, butterfly, aviary, snakes, monkeys, and wild cat habitat sanctuary. Great for kids and elderly since all the trails are paved. The walk to the waterfalls is fairly... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds are vast with a great diversity in the animals exhibited. The lunch buffet was not great and the wait for the shuttle back from the falls was long, but everything else was great.

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Thank StefanReiter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a really good time here. there are lots of animals to see (some of them you can also touch) and very nice waterfalls. the food in the restaurant was average at best but still i give the place 5 stars.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place might be a little out of the way but it was so worth the trip! The grounds and the enclosures were so well kept and nice, it was a great way to see some of the beautiful animals in Costa Rica. We loved the butterfly and frog enclosures, and the dedication to the rehabilitation of the animals was... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it's a bit pricey but we had a wonderful visit. Breathtaking landscape and well maintained property. You could really see the animals. We especially enjoyed the bird enclosure and the butterflies but loved it all. I sometimes feel sad for animals in captivity but this place has rescued animals and I felt they were well taken care of and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here today on the mid morning tour. What a beautiful location! Our guide Olman was great! The grounds themselves are stunning. This is a transitional forest (rainforest transitioning to cloud forest). The hotel area was equally beautiful. It's a bit of a drive to get here, but a pretty drive through small towns and past coffee plantations. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our many stops in CR and it was the best choice we made! We would highly recommend it! The waterfalls are amazing, butterfly gardens are breathtaking, you can pet a toucan and take photos with them. The nature is amazing and the whole setting is just so beautiful!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just drove down to see the waterfall. It was very beautiful and the drive to the waterfall was beautiful also.

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Thank Marisol B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited La Paz Waterfalls as a bonus of a tour we took to Poas, our main goal, so we were not quite informed of what we were going to see. Once we visited Poas the guide drove us there. First of all, the entrance fee is 40$, 54$ if you want to eat there. The first part of the... More 

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Thank Javier G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterfall views are amazing, but the zoo portion far exceeded our expectations. Butterfly gardens, toucan area, getting up close to the tree frogs, even the lunch buffet was tasty. The sample cheese, Dulce Agua and Tamal Asado in the sample house was a special treat which had us looking for more during our trip. Great outting, so glad we... More 

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