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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
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Poas | 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went today with a group of friends and our children, the place is just amazing !!! The path that takes you to the waterfall is just breath taking, you go into a bird enclosure a butterfly enclosure, you will see cougars , and many other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family loves to go to La Paz waterfalls. I highly recommend it 200%. Don't forget to visit this waterfalls.

Thank danna C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a short 45 minute drive from Juan Santamaria International airport, this jewel has become a “must stop” for all of our guests coming to Costa Tica. What a beautiful place! The hike along a well constructed trail past 5 thundering cascades is well worth...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love hummingbirds, exotic butterflies, rainforest frogs and other flora and fauna, then this is a great destination for all ages of nature lovers. They have a couple different eateries and a poolside bar as well as accommodations for those wanting to spend the...More

Thank BarryHaun
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in San Jose for business, we decided to take a day trip by taxi to the waterfall gardens. The views are amazing, which is saying a lot, considering I am not a nature lover. The waterfalls are gorgeous but do not take the hike...More

1  Thank LoneTraveler2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to La Paz waterfall gardens was a great experience on our first day in Costa Rica. The variety of the flora and fauna gave us a glimpse of what was to come during the following week. After working our way through the exhibits...More

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a rainy day but really enjoyed seeing the falls in full spate. It was a little sad to see the animals in cages but as they were rescued from inappropriate owners and cant be released, i suppose this place is the best...More

Thank LondonRon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not necessarily to go to the park as you can see the waterfall better from the road. Just make a quick stop while passing by. 5-10 mins, free

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to La Paz to see the waterfall, which is right on the highway and accessible for free. But we had heard great things about the Waterfall Gardens so we decided to stop in and see what was included. This is a very unique...More

1  Thank Lindsay M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful from start to finish. The wild life was great. My favorite were the hummingbirds and toucans habitats. The views to the waterfalls were awesome and great for pictures. The almost 600 steps are a bit much but so worth the hike...More

Thank Blanca G
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Peace_Lodge, ASISTENTE at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning La Paz Waterfall Gardens thanks your visit We wait for you again Regards

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TucsonBorn
July 2, 2018|
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Response from TravelfanaticsUK | Reviewed this property |
We were booked through our hotel just outside San Jose onto a tour bus. We did La Paz and we had a stop at a strawberry stall and at a shop, and at a coffee plantation for a photo opportunity. We were at La Paz for over 3... More
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April 3, 2018|
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Response from curlygirlplayacopal | Reviewed this property |
We just walked around ourselves. Yes they are marked well.
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Lilliana P
March 31, 2018|
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