Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

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127 reviews   (4.11)

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the most visited privately owned ecological attraction in Costa Rica featuring the best hiking near San José, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, rescued wildlife preserve with over 100 species of animals, and an environmental education program.

What's Included

Free Parking Available

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.

What To Expect

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
This is a day-pass to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park.

The park features five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, safe hiking trails, aviary with numerous species of birds, toucan feeding, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory, capuchin (white-faced) monkeys, black-handed spider monkeys, hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays,ox cart, and an orchid exhibit.  You will be able to enjoy any of these by using the day pass.

Meals are not included but can be purchased on site.

• Admission Ticket Included


What happen with Morfa butterflies
813ilianag, 28-07-2022
Lovely place, amazing food.
All the nature of the country in one place.
So sorry they don’t have Morfa butterflies!!!
I have been visiting during years an this year I miss my butterflies.
Please pay attention to it
Very beautiful park
soline_m, 21-07-2022
We saw a lot of animals that you don’t see a lot and they were beautiful ! We can hold butterflies and the waterfall were beautiful !
Fun in the Jungle
Megan A, 12-07-2022
La Paz was a really fun place to walk around. It was neat to see all of the animals. The jaguars were very active and fun to watch. We really enjoyed walking around the waterfalls. There were quite a few stairs but they are in great condition and easy to walk around even when wet. The gift stores were great and all of the help was super friendly and kind.
Awesome time!!!
603funAdventure, 19-06-2022
A must see! Great views of waterfalls and the animals. It is at least a 1 1/2 -2 hour ride from San Jose so plan accordingly. I highly recommend hiring a driver that will stay there while you are walking the park and then take you back. A Uber or taxi won’t work.
Trip with Grandpa
G7280OEericc, 31-12-2022
Toucans! Waterfall hike and big cats. Lunch at Trout Bar was very good. The grounds are spectacular and hiking easy on trails.
Perfect sampling of Costa Rica
82sherryr, 19-12-2022
It was all excellent. I love hummingbirds, so that was a highlight. The waterfalls were also spectacular, and my calves are reminding me about it now. Fresh trout at the trout bar was delicious.
Must see in Vera Blanca
jasmin_mejia, 30-11-2022
Must see when visiting Vara Blanca. Plenty to see and do in a day. Truly enjoyed “hiking” to the Catarata aka waterfalls, as well as visiting their butterfly sanctuary. It was our first time seeing so many different species of butterfly in one place. Also enjoyed seeing the jaguars up close. They were actually quite playful with one another. Overall, we would highly recommend this place to others.
The tickets were ready for us when we arrived!
350anushs, 26-11-2022
It was great! Our tickets were waiting for us when we arrived. We loved the garden too! It was a great beginning of the vacation with kids.
We loved it & had a great time!
RobinVan2, 30-06-2022
We really enjoyed this place, but I do think it's a little overpriced for what it was.
We enjoyed watching the monkeys interact & to see the other animals too. The waterfall was really amazing to see.
The buffet lunch all the food was really good too, a little over priced for that too.

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