La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Vara Blanca

4.6
#3 of 54 in Parks in Province of Alajuela
Enjoy the lush natural environment of La Paz Waterfall Gardens, wandering over 3.5 km (2.1 mi) of beautiful hiking trails through clouds and rainforests. You'll observe waterfalls and various animals along the way, including jungle cats and enormous aviaries, as well as plenty of other exhibits. You can amble independently around the site at your leisure, or take a guided tour. After taking in all the nature, consider eating at the restaurant and bar on Trout Lake. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes for the trails, as well as an extra layer of clothing in case the weather turns cold. Make La Paz Waterfall Gardens part of your personalized Vara Blanca itinerary using our Vara Blanca day trip planning tool .
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  • Without words. The atmosphere is spectacular, both the butterfly and the Aviary are impressive. The falls are very well but certainly vegetation is the best place. Only cons are the $44 which is the buy-in.
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  • Beautiful site, cooler than the coast, and worth traveling too. Great lunch and a feel of being out in the Jungle of Costa Rica. Great place to visit.  more »
  • Had a wonderful time there! Our guide Olman was the best! Everything was amazing! Great views, friendly staff and buffet (included) was good. My favorite part was the butterflies and the waterfalls ar...  more »
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  • This is a must see while in Costa Rica! The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable! They will answer your questions and make you feel like a special guest! The grounds are amazing and the animals are so beautiful! The animals are energetic and willing to pose for your camera. Expect to spend 3 to 4 hours and get the lunch!! Bring an umbrella or a poncho in case of light rain or mist from the water falls.
  • Beautiful place. Really worth seeing. If you're around, you'd might also like to see the Gardens... Entrance ticket is a bit pricey, but worth the money.
  • This is one of the best tourist spots in Costa Rica. A must-see that can be done in half a day, ideally in the morning.
  • Amazing place where you can see rescued animals which can not be returned to wilderness. The waterfalls are astonishing.
  • Went on a guided tour to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and it was a relaxing trip. Be advised there is quite a few stairs up and down to get to the waterfall viewing points. The animals seemed well looked after.
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