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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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La Paz Waterfall Garden Walking Tour From San José
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Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose
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Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens Day Tour

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Combination of nature with zoo and botanical

We went here as part of a tour to see the waterfalls. There are butterfly gardens, vivariums of insects, frogs, snakes. They also have animals of Costa Rica that they are unable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here as part of a tour to see the waterfalls. There are butterfly gardens, vivariums of insects, frogs, snakes. They also have animals of Costa Rica that they are unable to return the the wild. This is certainly a place to see a variety of the plants and animals of the country.

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent natural reserve to enjoy amazing waterfalls, beautiful scenery and animals. Great restaurant as well. Very clean, organized, with great helpful staff that are professional and courteous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You're sure to see great views. The "Hike" is easy, on paved steps, though going back up is a challenge. At every level you have the option to go deeper or view from above. Great for kids and those who want great views with no "roughing it". Yes, the park is expensive, but you get a lot of bank for... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is very beautiful and peaceful. The waterfalls are the main tourist attractions, but the whole place is very nice. I love the vegetation, the kids loved the animals and the different typical attractions like the casa de campo and the yummy "tamal asado". Lunch was good and had a nice variety to choose from. The only drawback: a... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time at La Paz! A wonderful place to see some amazing animals up close. Grounds are beautiful. Waterfalls are a must see. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the view of the hills and take shelter from rain. Wear layers and bring a rain coat but don't let the rain deter you as it passes by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had such a wonderful time! We even got to see jaguars playing! Hard to say what the best was, the butterfly garden is so zen and peaceful and seeing the big wild cats invigorating! Highly recommend the buffet lunch too! The waterfall tour is spectacular, feeling the mist of the falls was so refreshing!

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Price seems a little steep at $40 per person and $14 per person for the buffet. So $108 total was the damage. It's basically a zoo and then a trail to see 5 waterfalls. I love waterfalls so I really enjoyed it and my husband loves animals so he liked the zoo exhibits, so we had a good time. The... More 

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Northern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place absolutely exceeded my expectations. I expected a hike to see some waterfalls. What I did not expect was the stunning beauty of these grounds, the animals, and the great buffet lunch. This place is literally on the grounds of the Peace Lodge, which I never knew existed and now must expand my Bucket List to include. Insanely gorgeous.... More 

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Urbana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day wandering around La Paz Waterfall Garden. In the morning we visited the Poas Volcano only to be disappointed that the Laguna trail was still closed. La Paz offered us a wonderful opportunity to walk trails (though they still have some closed trails) see a variety of birds and mammals (most of which are in cages). The paths... More 

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Downey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now is 40 us dollars to go in here! Wow this place is is gorgeous but over priced. I drove to this place and paid 40 dollars each . I notice to all tourist here like me i came prepared, warning if they bring you here while raining , bring your own umbrella, poncho, or rain jacket, i repeat come... More 

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