1. Costa Rica
  2. San José Province
  3. San Jose
  4. La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park

San José: La Paz Waterfall Gardens Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 359110
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Explore the beautiful Vara Blanca, just one hour from San José. Get to know more than 110 species of wild animals in a wildlife refuge. Discover the five highest waterfalls in Costa Rica.
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Duration: 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup included from hotels located in San José
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Witness lazy bears, hummingbirds, and more than 110 species of wild animals
  • Discover the wonderful waterfalls of the park from panoramic points, both in front and behind the curtain of the falls
  • Learn about the local economy, customs, the history of Costa Rica, and the endemic ecosystems
Full description
Begin the day with hotel pickup from the city of San José. Head off through the beautiful landscapes of Vara Blanca before reaching the Waterfall Gardens. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a natural park, crisscrossed by paths that lead to the spectacular White Magic waterfall.

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens and take the special opportunity to interact with many of the wild animals, including jaguars, pumas, monkeys, sloths, and more.

The park is equipped with facilities with restaurants, flower, butterfly, and hummingbird gardens, an aviary, a rescued animal zoo, a serpentarium, a live frog exhibit, and an orchid exhibit, all surrounded by cloud forests. 

Learn about the region's history and the ancestors who lived in the old 19th-century located on the grounds. To conclude the experience, continue toward the falls where you will have the opportunity to snap some beautiful photos. Before returning to San José, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San José
  • Buffet lunch
  • English- and Spanish-speaking tour guide

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine
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From US$ 125 US$ 112.50 per person

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Summer Travel Costa Rica

Product ID: 359110