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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Poas | 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
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The gardens and the hotel are just fantastic. Well kept, the animals look cared and loved!
The waterfalls are beautiful and the trail is super doable (lots of stairs but my 3yo did them all).
This is the second time we come to Costa Rica...More
This was the first activity we did after we arrived in Costa Rica. The place has beautiful gardens, magnificent waterfalls and a Zoo. The entrance fee is quite high, but the place is well maintained. The zoo showed us the animals that are native to...More
I saw more species of hummingbirds here than anywhere else in Costa Rica! The garden landscaping is impressive. Everything is tastefully done to respect as much as possible the local flora and fauna-wow!
La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a must see. We hired a taxi driver, who was recommended by friends, to take us from Atenas to the waterfall gardens. It was the highlight of our time in Costa Rica. Our driver/guide drove us to the falls &...More
We visited this centre to see the waterfalls and sure enough they were spectacular. But they are a natural feature. Built around them is a pricey visitor attraction which is basically a zoo. Nice to see the hummingbirds coming to the bird feeders, but we're...More
This is a lovely park to visit and a must see. It has an excellent collection of animals. The waterfalls are beautiful on a walk through the rainforest. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They know English. The park is spotless clean. There are...More
Large variety of animals. Beautiful waterfalls. Though everything was well paved and maintained, this was a hard hike for my grandma. A lot of stairs. Very humid. Would recommend for young kids, as it is kind of like going to the zoo.
My family of 5 recently spent 2 nights at the wonderful Peace Lodge (see my separate review), which is located on the grounds of (and provides free 24 hour access to) La Paz Waterfall Gardens and wildlife preserve. La Paz is worth a visit, and...More
Getting to La Paz Waterfall Gardens from Cartago (4 Replies)
Hi all, I'll be spending a week in Cartago this March on a volunteer project and would love to visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens during my free time. I'll be without a car, so I was wondering how feasible it would be to get there with having to rely on public transit. Thanks!
December 25, 2014|
You most take the bus or train to San Jose…then a bus up to Vara Blanca…and from there a taxi if you do not mind to wait for one! roadadsior
Zipline in Monteverde - Selvatura or SkyTrek? (5 Replies)
Trying to decide between the two - which one is better? How are they different? Best for spotting Resplendent Quetzel? We're not really interested in the butterfly or hummingbird gardens as we're visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens at the beginning of our trip. We'll save this for the end.
May 31, 2016|
They are both great, but if you are interested in spotting Quetzals, they are not the right place. You would most likely see them at the Monteverde Reserve.
hotel at Poas (4 Replies)
Can somebody recommend a 3* hotel or nice B&B close to volcano Poas and La Paz Waterfall Gardens? We need reasonably priced accommodation, it can be rustic but should be a nice jungle experience.
July 14, 2010|
Agree 100% with QWOVADIS...maybe Poas Lodge...but please take in consideration that around there most of the vegetation is Paramo, is not like a cloud forest or rain forest dense jungle vegetation... Also agree about the ugly situation at Peace Lodge...nice place but with caged animals that is animal cruelty. roadadvisor