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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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La Paz Waterfall Gardens Walking Tour From San José
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La Paz Waterfall Garden Tour from San Jose
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One Day Pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge

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we loved this place, spent about 3 hours in the park. If you have a chance this is a must visit. See monkeys, butterflies, reptiles and tons of waterfalls. Some of the... read more

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Fowlerville mi
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37 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

we loved this place, spent about 3 hours in the park. If you have a chance this is a must visit. See monkeys, butterflies, reptiles and tons of waterfalls. Some of the waterfall platforms do require a lot of steps, I am in the husky camp around 280 lbs but was able to manage with a few breathers.

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Eustis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Feels and priced like an amusement park. It serves as an easy way to see some of what Costa Rica has to offer. A lot of people visit this park as part of canned experiences. It really feels like the park could be lifted out of Costa Rica and set down in Orlando Florida. The gardens are beautiful as are... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved walking around looking at the beautiful flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds! There is so much to see here. Of course the waterfalls are amazing as well! Great place for kids to take in nature. Thank you for preserving this lovely place so others can enjoy its beauty!

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Thank Cacky R
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Animal rescue center, tropical birds and butterfly environment. Has a good buffet rest and one a la carte. The second part is actually the falls just a long walk an lot of steps

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Thank Gilberto V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had half a day left to spend before my flight out of Costa Rica and I decided to take a tour to visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. It was a fantastic experience and even though the entry price might seem a bit steep to some, i highly recommend it as it's worth every penny! Do not miss out... More 

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Strong, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The $42 per person price of admission far exceeds the value of the experience. The butterfly garden is nice, but many butterflies can be seen in the wild in Costa Rica, a far more enriching experience. Other animals were in cages, a very Victorian eta concept. Waterfalls were nice, but again, far better experienced without a $42 bracelet. Save your... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit , and if you have the budget you can stay here too in the hotel.. but we combined a daytrip here with a trip to see Poas volcano and a coffee plantation.. and it worked out just enough time for us.. we had a lovely lunch here .. typical cansado tico food -... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure whether to pay the money for this as it's $42/ $26 (adults/ kids up to 12) - but it's fantastic value for money and definitely worth it! Easy, short trip up from San Jose - could do as day trip. Although maybe best to do with Volcan Poas - we stayed at Taqueria Lodge (see my other... More 

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Brambleton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can walk and take stair up a down and have no knee problems this isn't a must visit place in Costa Rica From waterfalls to experiencing live humming birds, macaws, the famous toucan, leopards, snakes etc and experiencing the mist and rain of a rainforest then you will have a great time here Make sure to take your... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Normally we do not do the "zoo" thing, but this is not really a zoo. This is actually an Animal Rescue facility. All the animals were rescued from injury, or from owners who illegally owned them. It is funded solely on the admission price, and is not subsidized by the government or other organizations. We were on a Private Tour,... More 

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