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

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Phenomenal!

We had the best time photographing all the wild life (birds, especially). The grounds were beautiful as was the hike to the waterfall.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the best time photographing all the wild life (birds, especially). The grounds were beautiful as was the hike to the waterfall.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are no longer zoos in Costa Rica. There are; however, long term facilities for animals that cannot be returned to the wild and La Paz Waterfall Gardens is one of them. You can see a number of native species fairly closely. In fact, I think some are a little too close in that one person with a selfie stick... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful for family and nature lovers ,the food is great and the staff is wonderfull... 100% satisfaction ...a little pricy but worth...it

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be prepared to walk alot, and there is steep up and down areas with stairs. This park is beautifully manicured, and has many interesting animals and waterfalls. We stayed for the buffet, which I felt the food was okay, not great. Next time I would try the restaurant by the trout lake, which I heard they food there was good.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the property on our way from Poas to Arenal. Huge property with various activities especially for kids. Our children greatly enjoyed enteractions with toucans and hummingbirds. Beauteful waterfalls and a lot of space to walk. Took us about 4 hours to complete the tour. The place is a bit expensive, but worth the visit especially with children.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although quite expensive, this park was very enjoyable. The unique exhibits were the photo with a toucan, viewing the elusive sloth up-close, and sitting in a hummingbird garden with exotic species whizzing around you. All the paths were paved, making it more accessible to wheelchairs and the elderly. The waterfall views were fantastic. I wish we could have spent a... More 

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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very long trail and is worth the views you will see. But the trail is long and has many stairs to climb up and down. You will be very tired after you do this excursion so I would advise that you do this towards the end of your day.

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Neptune, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had very low expectations of this privately run attraction, certain it would be a tourist trap. So glad I was wrong. You got to appreciate the wildlife of Costa Rica in a way that was better than many zoos I have visited. The trails to the waterfalls were well maintained and made close up views possible. If you have... More 

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Annandale, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although La Paz Waterfall Gardens is located within an hour's drive of San Jose, it is definitely a "backroads" destination, well off the beaten path. After passing through the small village of Vara Blanca, the last few miles leading up to the LPW Gardens are on narrow, twisting roads with steep inclines. Not for the faint of heart! We stayed... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really nice excursion. However, I was concerned about the animal exhibits. I hope that these animals really are not able to be released to the wild, especially the monkeys and jungle cats. I hate seeing these beautiful animals in captivity unless there's no choice. I hope for the animals' sake that's true. Otherwise, everything was beautiful and... More 

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