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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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La Paz Waterfall Gardens Walking Tour From San José
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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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Poas | 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2482 2720
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful, lush and green, extraordinary waterfalls and the butterfly and hummingbird exhibits are magical!

Thank Rae_Sullivan
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited La Paz about 3 years ago and it was great. This time not so much. The problem was that even though there are signs that say "No Parking" at the entrance, A Tour Bus blocked the entrance while the passengers unloaded. Vehicles were...More

Thank istanbulSavannah
Reviewed 4 days ago

La Paz is more of a zoo than a wildlife sanctuary. Whilst some of the animals were in nice spacious enclosures, some of them were in extremely small and bare enclosures and were a sad sight to see. Particularly the big cats - the enclosures...More

Thank lydiakat2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful gardens and waterfalls. A little of everything, butterflies, birds, animals, gardens, waterfalls. The lunch was good too. Lots of steps.

Thank seturn
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited this park in a combined tour with the Poas Volcano. There are many wondrous sights to behold here from the waterfall trails to animal exhibits (including big cats, a bird sanctuary, and a serpentarium). The buffet was also great!

Thank chrisbaxter78
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful venue and the drive is also lovely with numerous shopping spots along the way. This was a great day trip adventure from San Jose. The venue and lodge are beautiful. The staff at the resort, restaurant, and gift shop were friendly,...More

Thank huffpata
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 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

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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