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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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One Day Pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge
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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 yesterday

Bring comfortable shoes! This place is amazing! There are a lot of trails and animals to see. The waterfalls are very beautiful and relaxing, however walking to each one will take your breath away, bring water and perhaps some fruit or cookies because there are...More

Thank Melib2906
Reviewed 6 days ago

La Paz Waterfalls should be on you must do list. Well maintained paths take you in arms length of the 5 waterfalls. The tallest is 120'. There are also many exhibits; Monkeys, Butterflies, Frogs, Tropical Birds and Humming Birds, Snakes and Jungle Cats. Surrounded by...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk was quite long, but enjoyable and well worth all the steps.I kept waiting for a dinosaur or gorilla to peek through the jungle. Awesome !

Thank rose772015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when visiting Costa Rica. They are located in the middle of the rain forest where you feel you have entered the garden of Eden

Thank rodcortez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really beautifully made park! Definately worth a visit and also worth the entry fee which is higher than for nationalparks etc The walks are beautiful and not too long. The waterfalls you can see are just amazing and the flowers etc too! The restaurants are...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove quite a while to get there and totally worth it - this place is BEAUTIFUL! Upon arrival it started to rain so we decided to partake in the buffet lunch and fuel up. Best buffet I've ever experienced and I am NOT a...More

Thank AmyMc11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the park, basically only because the volcano Poaz was closed as it was active. The park is quite nice. The walkways are well done and safe, and these look pretty natural still. There's a collection of cats (including pumas and...More

Thank Willem K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beauty of the waterfalls in these gardens is truly magnificent. The care and up-keep to the trails and the quality of the birds, butterfly and animal presentations is very noteworthy. Hikes to the falls are moderate in intensity and there are adequate alternative routes...More

Thank FastFAC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is sort of like a conservancy for animals that have been taken from people's homes or other dangerous situations. The viewing areas are close up and they have a good variety of creatures. There is also a butterfly house and hummingbird area (this was...More

Thank Hillary160
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to La Paz on a whim and when they said $42, I was a bit skeptical. Come to find out it was the BEST $42 I have spent in a long time. Jaguars, sloths, a butterfly garden, many more animals and WATERFALL after...More

Thank Daron F
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Jamila J
July 12, 2017|
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Response from unctompr | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Escazu for a week and a tour company created our itinerary and provided the transportation. I imagine it would be a costly venture but would suggest inquiring at Laz Paz. I really hope you are planning to visit... More
July 11, 2017|
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Response from BagbyHotspringsTrail | Reviewed this property |
Hello Abigail42, My wife and I just finished a trip to Peace Lodge this June and had a great time. Cost for personal transportation from San Jose Airport was $110 per person. And, they can most definitely store your... More
Sarah F
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.