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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Alajuela, Poas & the Airport Area, Costa Rica
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  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    Tulemar Dave
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    5 May 10, 2014

    It just never gets old. Great buffet, and amazing waterfalls. Lots of fun, specially for kids, and nature lovers.

    100% recommended.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersFamily TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 May 19, 2014

    The entrance fee is a bit high ($36), but otherwise this is a great place to go visit. Easily accessible from San Jose, and perfect for a day trip when combined with the nearby Poás Volcano. The park offers a variety of different exhibits, with an aviary (you can hold a toucan if you like), butterfly garden, monkey house, cat house, and enclosures for snakes and frogs that allow the visitor to learn some about the natural fauna. All of the animals were confiscated from illegal trafficking and are given a safe home in the park.

    In addition to the animals the Gardens have a nice collection of orchids, and a nice trail that leads visitors to a series of small waterfalls. It takes 2-3 hours to see everything, and is on the whole a very pleasant experience. There are many park guides who will explain different parts of the park for free. Their expertise in English varies greatly so it helps to have someone who can translate for them.

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    Joe P
    5 Jun 21, 2013

    A great place to go as a side trip, after Poas Volcanoe. A beautiful nature park, with birds, animals, frogs & snakes, butterflies, flowers and waterfalls. Worth the trip.

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  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    The Garcia Family
    5 Jun 04, 2013

    Another of our house-guests' all-time favorites. The waterfall gardens are a great way to see some of Costa Rica's wildlife including birds, frogs, snakes, butterflies, monkeys, and big cats. All the animals are well cared for and have been placed at the facility by a wildlife organization. The paths to the waterfalls are well maintained with large railings. The food is great, so definitely plan on lunch.

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    Sherry V
    5 Apr 25, 2013

    Beautiful, beautiful and worth the drive. About 45 minutes away. Butterflies are the best I've seen and walk the waterfalls. It's worth it.

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  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    Sam V
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    5 Apr 25, 2013

    Coupled with the Poas Volcano, this is a great day trip! The owner has done a great job of making this park easily accessible, while still keeping all of the natural beauty. This animal sanctuary lets you get up close and personal to many different birds and animals of Costa Rica. It is a great place for taking pictures of birds, animals, and waterfalls. The buffet lunch is really good as well!

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    Mark G
    5 May 28, 2013
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    Shirley L
    4 May 20, 2013

    Beautiful gardens in a quiet setting. Nice place to have a drink.

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    Kalli S
    5 May 11, 2013

    One of my all time favorite stops.

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  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    Cindy K
    5 Apr 19, 2014
    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersBudget TravelersGreen TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Kim R
    5 Nov 24, 2013
    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness
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    Marie F
    4 Nov 23, 2013
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