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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

#1 of 1 things to do in Vara Blanca Features Animals
| 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2720
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One Day Pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge
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2 days ago
“Amazing Place”
2 days ago
“A great hike with excellent restaurants when you're done”
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2720
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter, her boyfriend (a Costa Rica native) and I spent four hours exploring this treasure of a place. It's the Rainforest...so bring proper attire. If you have bad knees, back, knees, etc., you may want to skip getting to the actual falls. I have...More

Thank Missy H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although it is admittedly more exciting to see creatures in the wild, some of them you don't want to bump into in the jungle except behind glass or a wire fence. The La Paz park is really well put together and staff are super helpful....More

Thank Vuko68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highlights are as follows: • my wife and I stayed on night while in route from SJO to Tabacon • no doubt the coolest rooms of our 8 day vacation (which included Tabacon Spa, Belmar Hotel Monteverde and Hotel Gaia in Manuel Antonio) • when...More

Thank BagbyHotspringsTrail
Reviewed 6 days ago

make sure that you were comfortable sneakers and bring a back pack with some snacks and drinks. There's a few spots where you can stop and take pics of the waterfall without greeneries in the way. Take your time hiking and take it all in....More

Thank Kera_Kuki
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my third trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and my first one with a child (my 4 year old grandson). Looking at the attractions with a child puts a different light on things. He was fascinated with the frogs in the rooms where...More

Thank VivianLeslie10
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Paz waterfalls are fabulous, you can see them from different angles and get close to them Wait...there is more to see....butterfly pavilion, snakes, hummingbird pavilion, live animals that have been rescued , such as the leopards, ocelots etc The grounds are spotlessly clean. We...More

Thank bebco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great opportunities to come in contact with so many different wildlife. Gorgeous butterfly garden and one of the most beautiful waterfalls.

Thank MariaWideAwake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Paz is definitely a great way to experience Costa Rican wildlife for the first time which is why it was first on our trip after arriving from SJO. What better way to start your trip than by walking around a beautiful establishment like La...More

Thank Preyom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Paz Waterfalls are absolutely beautiful. It takes around an hour and a half from San Jose. You can get so close and view some incredible things on the different view platforms at the waterfalls. There are also some amazing native animals in the zoo...More

Thank Ella M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked the water fall gardens from the Peace Lodge. Each waterfall is certainly more beautiful than the next!

Thank Alana Z
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Sarah F
Has anyone tried getting an uber from the downtown alajuela area to La Paz Waterfall Gardens? It is only 20 miles from where we are staying, but I am not sure if anyone would be willing to drive out this far.
May 5, 2017|
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Response from AV8RS | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, but we were on a Private Tour, with transportation included. If your hotel is not in the city of Manuel Antonio; I'd be skeptical of anyone, Uber or not willing to drive you there (and back). Good luck though.
Alice S
Is there a place to store luggage while guests visit the La Paz Waterfall Garden? I'm thinking of taking a taxi to here and then have a taxi pick us up and drive us to La Fortuna to our next hotel. Also is there an easier form of transportation other than taxi? Thanks!
March 3, 2017|
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Response from micknmarley | Reviewed this property |
I have been visiting CR for forty years avoiding anything feeling too touristy. Last year my sister persuaded me to join her on a guided day trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The guide (Olman- whose English is excellent) and... More
Madelyn E
Hi, Can you hold the monkeys or do you simply watch them from outside their enclosure?
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Jessica_Luecke | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe you can hold them - however you can hold the tucans & frogs!