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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
Phone Number: 50624822720
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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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$90.00*
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La Paz Waterfall Garden Walking Tour From San José
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$231.00*
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Private Transfer to Arenal from San Jose Including Coffee Plantation and La Paz...
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Private Tour: Coffee Plantation, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall from San...

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Reasonably priced group tour including Lunch, and the Tour. The guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly. The rainforest hike was marvellous. The animal life was wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bala C
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Markham, Canada
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Markham, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonably priced group tour including Lunch, and the Tour. The guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly. The rainforest hike was marvellous. The animal life was wonderful and the waterfalls even more stunning. Had an extremely great drive and trip to the falls.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great place for a day trip with family and friends The animals look well treated, the only thing that close to the wild cats there was an awful smell.... After that or was great!

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Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very expensive zoo with jaguars, Poema's, birds and Monkeys in cages. Snakes in very tiny cages. I hope you are not coming to Costa Rica to visit a zoo. There are so many natural parks. It is also very expensive: 42$ per person. The waterfalls can be seen from large concrete platforms and all is fake.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This establishment has the most disgusting, vile and repulsive large cat cage I've ever seen. I was in disbelief. There were 3 giant panthers sharing a cage the size of my living room, and another cat in a single cage next to the three, and this cage was equally small.. The smell of their urine was brutal; you could smell... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect place for a day with friends and family. Kids also will like the variety of animals they see. Big cats, snakes, toucans, hum miming birds and monkeys. Make sure to wear comfortably.

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Thank SamehE
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La paz waterfalls and located about 15 km for Poas Volcano(I recommend to do the trip going to the volcano and then the waterfalls). The waterfalls lodge includes, animals (Monkeys,Jaguars,Butterflies,Frogs and Birds) and the waterfalls trail that takes about 45 minutes to complete but also includes a buffet restaurant that you can enter by paying the fee together with the... More 

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San pablo de heredia, costa rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place if you want to see what are the animals and the forest in a short time (one day) It is very well designed and has a very good restaurant service. My only advice its to avoid visiting it on weekends... The place got crowded, so you would not be able to enjoy it, in addition,... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On this day of september I shared with wife and friends a most complete day with nature at it´s best in a very well kept sanctuary by the administration of La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Frankly it exceeded two or treefolds, my best expectartions. A billboard at the beginning or near the entrance to the property, invites you to multiple activities... More 

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Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a nice trip to celebrate another month together. We came in early and the service was very good coming in. The zoo is very nicely laid out so you can see all the different animals. The walk to the waterfalls is a bit long, but worth it. Really recommend to see them all and spend the... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth a day trip. It comes across as more of a theme park meets zoo, that just happens to have a natural wonder as a highlight. Still, the waterfalls are stunning. Bring a poncho, as the weather changes drastically.

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