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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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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 2 days ago

CON's first: #1 caution I have is regarding transport to this park. If you are driving yourself, fine, you will be used to the CR roads. If you are paying for transportation, I highly recommend that you get a driver or taxi all to yourself....More

Thank RiceMom11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is just amazing. We had planned this trip before Poas closed so we were looking for things to do in the area and my friend suggested this based off reviews. I was thinking out was too pricey but we went. We spent about...More

Thank Simpson301
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The resort is set on the side of the mountain's it's really 1st class. We all had a good time.there are pools but it rains a lot lots of birds .the walk to the waterfall is for the fit. The good was good . Rooms...More

Thank Robert l L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This park was amazing from the animal sanctuary to the hiking to the lunch. The only downfall was that the drive was atrocious and I️ was so car sick from it that I️ wasn’t able to fully enjoy the park.

Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn’t sure what to expect going to La Paz, but it ended up being one of my favorite places that we visited on our Costa Rica trip. It is definitely worth the high entrance fee. There is a lot to see and do there...More

1  Thank IndyAdventureGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance fee, I find it very expensive! But when you explore the whole place, it was worth. The different plants and animals in the garden are well maintained. They have a lot of staff who take care of these. I actually appreciate the construction of...More

Thank romeo4536
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to come here first thing in the morning rather than go to San Jose Town on our first day in Costa Rica and we were wowed from the start. Good pricing to get in, totally worth it. Great animal enclosures, brilliant to see...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific half-day or all day tour from San Jose (depending if you combine it with visiting a coffee plantation and the Poas volcano). I was picked up from and taken back to my San Jose hotel by Expediciones Tropicales in a nice...More

Thank drpaulSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice waterfall and a great pitstop on the way from La Fortuna back to the airport. The waterfall is about 200 feet from the bridge on the highway and is a good size.

Thank Daryl F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a mid-morning tour with a guide named Olman who was super accommodating and knowledgeable. He picked me and other people up at the airport and we drove to the Waterfalls. The scenery getting there was beautiful (we stopped for coffee at a plantation)....More

Thank DanielaGF
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28 September 2017|
Response from chelseyrobb | Reviewed this property |
Depends what time of year you go. We went late April/early May and it was relatively dry. Costa Rica is essentially a rain forest, lol that pretty much says it all.
27 September 2017|
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Response from BlueFalconRidge | Reviewed this property |
Also drove but agree easy assess and many hotels. Kids would enjoy it.
27 September 2017|
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Response from Summer Rose S | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I found the peace lodge to be a little too pricey, so I instead found an alternative that ended up being one of the highlights of our trip: Xandari Resort and spa. We drove there from the waterfall gardens and it was... More