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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
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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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“la paz” (222 reviews)
“san jose” (116 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Poas | 6 km North from Vara Blanca Gas Station, Vara Blanca 00000, Costa Rica
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"beautiful place"
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful waterfalls that cannot be displayed properly from photos. You must see it to know the beauty. Lots of animals, plants, flowers and amazing bathrooms and restaurant.

Thank Patty K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our group of 7, including a 3 & 5 year old kids and 74 year old grandpa, absolutely loved our experience. We visited during rainy season and it was pouring when we arrived so we decided to have lunch. After lunch it had stopped and...More

Thank jbac33
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Reviewed yesterday

Animals, waterfalls, and the scenery of Costa Rica. Good for ALL ages. Eat at the traditional Costa Rican restaurant at the top not the American fast food junk. The food and the views are great and reasonably priced. Wear a rain jacket or bring an...More

Thank HC647
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited with my teenage daughter just after completing a two week tour of Costa Rica, which had taken us to many special places, including national parks. These gardens provided an opportunity to see animals we had previously seen in the wild at close quarters...More

Thank Vanessa K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this beautiful reserve -- especially the up close and personal feeding of the hummingbirds. The hike to the waterfalls is fun and the waterfalls were beautiful.

Thank alishfran
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was quite expensive, although if you go to the Waterfall area, you might find raccoon like animals called Coatimundi. If driving from San Jose, It is a pretty long drive.

Thank Rob W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The La Paz Waterfall Gardens are absolutely amazing. I gave them a score of very good instead of excellent, because the animal enclosures need to be upgraded or enlarged. This is especially true for the jaguar enclosures, which are small and outdated. The park itself...More

Thank Lazaro Q
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have returned to this park with other guests since I found it on my first trip to Costa Rica. The butterfly garden, aviary, hummingbirds, frogs, big cats, monkeys and more are spread across the hectares/acres as you descend from the entrance into the gardens,...More

Thank Teryn G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is fantastic. I have visited more than once. Each time is a magical experience. My family loved the butterfly gardens and being immersed in the surrounding beauty. Also very educational for kids while still being entertaining.

Thank maryandedalaska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our trip here. There has obviously been much thought into the creation of this eco-park and we enjoyed seeing the animals, birds, and reptiles...along with the waterfalls and the lunch buffet. A beautiful way to spend the day!

Thank Cynkay M
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TucsonBorn
2 July 2018|
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Response from GillJezz | Reviewed this property |
we were there for about 3 hours (we spent over half an hour sitting by the humming bird feeders). We were staying locally so cannot recommend a driver/taxi. You won't need a guide by the way. they give you a decent plan at... More
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davlesbri
3 April 2018|
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Response from curlygirlplayacopal | Reviewed this property |
We just walked around ourselves. Yes they are marked well.
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Lilliana P
31 March 2018|
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Response from Hagit G | Reviewed this property |
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