Day trip from San Jose to Coffee Plantations & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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From $140.00

13 reviews   (4.54)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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• Let us take you to a real coffee plantation, experiment and see how is the technique and the process of sowing, harvesting and producing this important grain. Later we will go to one of the most visited places in Costa Rica (La Paz Waterfall Gardens) . The waterfall is located immediately alongside the road from Alajuela that leads to the northern plains of Costa Rica. The River La Paz forms the waterfall after traversing 8 kilometres (5 mi) of volcanic terrain, and then continues through the rainforest of the eastern side of Poás Volcano. A short path leads behind the waterfall, where a small shrine had been located. Upstream from the waterfall is La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a park, where visitors can observe many different species of local wildlife.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Buffet lunch


Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 90

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Small groups ( 10 passenger maximum per excursion)
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
After the coffee tour we will continue to the La Paz Water Fall Garden for a scrumptious lunch and tour. As we arrive to La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit.

The jungle cats exhibit is another attraction at La Paz Waterfalls Garden. The jungle cats stay in captivity because they cannot be released back into the wild - most of them were old, injured or were exposed to humans for too long. During the tour, you can observe them and learn a lot about the felines species in Costa Rica.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Province of Alajuela
At this place you will visit a real coffee plantation, guide will explain about the process , sowing and harvesting of the golden grain

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Words can’t describe the experience.
Nikaury_C, 15-08-2022
It was an AMAZING trip, very educational, Oscar and Francin were very knowledgeable, very welcoming and friendly service, of course the driver did a great job as well but keeping us safe on the road
Fun with Francia
Margie_P, 02-08-2022
A great experience with an excellent guide-Miss Francia! She made everything fun, even in the rain. Be prepared for a steep trip up and down the stairs when viewing the waterfall
Simply wonderful
oluwatamilore_m, 08-06-2022
If you’re looking to really connect with nature, this is the trip for you. I was marveled by the wonderful things I saw and experienced throughout this trip. Oscar our driver and tour guide was simply amazing and exceptional. Would definitely do this again.
Great day out
James_T, 21-03-2022
The waterfalls! Very impressive but the whole park was interesting and well laid out with plenty to see
Beautiful day
Gaby_J, 07-01-2022
We loved visiting the Dako Coffee Plantation and learning about the history of coffee growing in Costa Rica, as well as the coffee cultivation and harvest. The rescue 'zoo' at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens was interesting, but of course the highlight was the 5 waterfalls. They were flowing full and in such a beautiful natural setting. Our guide, Edgar, was eager to talk to us about the eastern Central Valley and Póas Volcanic region as we were driving through.
Waterfalls were awesome - but also....sloths.
MsAmWi13, 11-10-2022
The tour guide, Larry, hands down made this trip as fun as it was. His sense of humor was on point all day.

The waterfalls were beautiful and to be expected. I didn't realize the waterfall garden also had some animal rescue stuff, so that was a delightful surprise. Got to see parrots, toucans, some monkeys, a few cats, hummingbirds, frogs, butterflies, AND SLOTHS!!!!

Unfortunately, the coffee plantation we went to was closed, so no gift shop section was available to buy the coffee - but that's fine. We still went to the fields and got a ton of info about coffee.

I would do this tour again if I can back with friends!
Enjoyable Tour—great guide & drivers
robertfH6322NE, 10-10-2022
Short stop at the coffee plantation due to rain, but enjoyable. The La Paz Waterfall Gardens portion was far beyond my expectations. The Tour Guide (Freddy) was knowledgeable and passionate about the biodiversity in Costa Rica. Our initial driver (Oscar) was not only a polite driver (this seems to be common in Costa Rica), he also gave us a running commentary about the locales we were driving through. It gave us far more insight into the peoples and culture of Costa Rica than any written brochure could possible give.
One of the better tours we've taken and well worth the cost.
La Paz a must see
geraldj462, 11-11-2022
Pickup on time by a knowledgeable professional tour guide. Small group and traffic is challenging. We received a rain poncho and bottle water, and did a couple of very quick stops of the way out for snacks and restroom, which was good. We then stopped a Cafe overlooking some coffee fields for a quick history lesson in Costa Rican coffee. It was ok, but actually a plantation. Next stop was up in the cloud forest to the La Paz waterfall gardens. We checked in, had a restroom break, and started the tour. The tour had quite a bit of walking and stairs, and I would call it a hiking tour. But, there is so much beauty and exhibits, it’s difficult to see everything. The gardens and exhibits are huge. Next was the included free buffet lunch, which was very good. We were allotted plenty of time to eat and rest up for the leg of the tour, the Waterfalls. Again a lot of stairs, but no one was in a hurry going up and down. Wear a comfortable sturdy pair of old tennis shoes, because your in the rain forest, they’ll be rain and a little mud. La Paz is amazing. Recommend
La Paz amazing
Gerald_J, 11-11-2022
Pickup up on time by a knowledgeable and professional tour guide. It was a small tour group and the San Jose traffic is challenging. The coffee tour was just ok, but the waterfall gardens in the rain forest was outstanding. La Paz is a must tour to do, and the lunch buffet was good. Plenty of restroom breaks was appreciated. The only negative is that we did not tour the DOKA Estate, instead we stopped at the La Casa de Cafe overlooking a coffee field and got a coffee history lesson. Wear a comfortable sturdy OLD pair of tennis shoes, as your shoes will get wet and a little muddy. Also it’s a lot of stairs on the waterfall part of the tour. Recommend

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