La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Vara Blanca

4.6
#3 of 53 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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  • My husband and I went into the gardens not knowing what to expect. We first decided to hike to the waterfalls so we could make the feeding times to the exhibitions. There were several steps to go up a...  more »
  • It's definitely a tour that e should make the 5 waterfalls are spectacular, the travel is a little tired about 4 km but worth
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  • Spectacular place, I recommend it 100% because you can see nature in its purest state, cataracts are precious and the course is in very good condition and is completely safe, as recommendation should be yes or Yes a raincoat, since even if the Sun is shining in any time drops a deluge.
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  • Best park I've seen. It's breathtakingly beautiful with 5 amazing waterfalls. You can even walk up behind and under one. The walkways are really made nicely. It's got everything all in one spot. Zoo, butterflies, good food, trout pool, multiple bars to have cocktails, very nice accommodations, the staff is the best I've seen. I like it so much that I got married there. There should be 6 stars for this place!
  • Excellent park/zoo like atmosphere. If touring Costa Rica this is the place to start. Make this your 1st stop to get a start of what beauty Costa Rica has to offer... Highly recommended!!!
  • A preferred tour, really close to the Metro Area. Great option for a close encounter with nature and really fun for all ages! Super recommended to do while you stay in San Jose or surrounding areas. The last 300 feet of the walk through the jungle may be really challenging because the climb back up to the visitors' centre is no game for those with walking limitations. Be prepared!
  • So much to see and do. Many waterfalls, animals. Great place to go. Only 1 and a half hour from San Jose
  • A must visit : beautiful waterfalls, botanical gardens and animals. The hummingbird garden, butterfly and toucan exhibits are our favorites. Love relaxing in the cabin replicating an old Tico farm.
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