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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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Poas | 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2720
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Poas | 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2720
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a great 6 hours here enjoying all it has to offer. We arrived as it opened at 8am and were delighted to watch the hummingbird feeding near the main entrance. The hummingbird garden was wonderful and we spent a long time watching these...More

Thank Stevienorm
Reviewed 5 days ago

We used a Costa Rican citizens discount coupon, but no matter if you use one or you but the full price tour the place is incredible, the best Butterflies Farm I have ever seen, a walk in the rain forest to see wonderful watefalls and...More

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Paz is an incredible day trip in the Central Valley. There is great hiking, beautiful waterfalls, and lots of native animals--monkeys, hummingbirds, frog, ocelots.

Thank K8errm24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to mirador de poas an restaurant for a quick bite, he told me of an route you can take, where you don't have to pay the $40 entrance fee. I just wanted to see the waterfall. I got to see it from the road...More

Thank bianca m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So it's $42 USD and $14 for buffet lunch. When we arrived it was raining so they sell ponchos which is nice to have near the waterfalls if you don't want to get wet from the mist. They are $12 adult and $9 child. If...More

Thank Wandering_Freee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At US$42 per person this place was not cheap, but after seeing what they had, especially the amount of infrastructure (paved paths, fences, metal stairways, shuttle service), I thought that is was worth the cost. We really enjoyed the bird and butterfly buildings, and the...More

Thank MikeD602014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

CON's first: #1 caution I have is regarding transport to this park. If you are driving yourself, fine, you will be used to the CR roads. If you are paying for transportation, I highly recommend that you get a driver or taxi all to yourself....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just amazing. We had planned this trip before Poas closed so we were looking for things to do in the area and my friend suggested this based off reviews. I was thinking out was too pricey but we went. We spent about...More

Thank Simpson301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is set on the side of the mountain's it's really 1st class. We all had a good time.there are pools but it rains a lot lots of birds .the walk to the waterfall is for the fit. The good was good . Rooms...More

Thank Robert l L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park was amazing from the animal sanctuary to the hiking to the lunch. The only downfall was that the drive was atrocious and I️ was so car sick from it that I️ wasn’t able to fully enjoy the park.

Thank Lindsey H
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September 28, 2017|
Response from chelseyrobb | Reviewed this property |
Depends what time of year you go. We went late April/early May and it was relatively dry. Costa Rica is essentially a rain forest, lol that pretty much says it all.
September 27, 2017|
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Response from BlueFalconRidge | Reviewed this property |
Also drove but agree easy assess and many hotels. Kids would enjoy it.
September 27, 2017|
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Response from Summer Rose S | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I found the peace lodge to be a little too pricey, so I instead found an alternative that ended up being one of the highlights of our trip: Xandari Resort and spa. We drove there from the waterfall gardens and it was... More