Five waterfalls, cloud forest and rainforest, safe hiking trails, aviary with numerous species of birds, toucan feeding demonstration time, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory, capuchin (white-faced) monkeys, black-handed spider monkeys, hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding demonstration time in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays, tica house with petting zoo and ox cart, ranarium (frog exhibit), orchid exhibit, heliconia exhibit.? All of these offered in one place makes us the best eco-park in Costa Rica. Visiting the largest coffee plantation in Costa Rica will allow you to learn everything about the process related to cultivation, processing, and good practices, as well as your natural and cultural environment.
What You Can Expect
When you think about Costa Rica, you probably imagine lush tropical rainforest, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, hummingbirds, snakes, felines and frogs. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you are guaranteed to see all that and more.
With over 3.5 kilometers of walking trails and educational animal exhibits to enjoy, we recommend a minimum of 2 hours for your visit. However, if you would like to see every trail and thoroughly enjoy the time spent in the Aviary, the Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Garden, Serpentarium, Jungle Cats Exhibit, Frog Exhibit, Tica House, and Trout Lake, you will probably want to stay the whole day.
?What if it rains?? This is the rainforest for goodness sake! Seriously, sometimes it does rain here and sometimes it doesn?t stop! However, we do offer raincoats for sale and our trails are designed so you will have places to stop and take cover. However, we do not offer ?rain days? for paid tours.
What should you bring? A DIGITAL MEMORY CARD WITH A LOT OF SPACE!! No, that?s just our biased opinion. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes (preferably with a thick tread for hiking the trails and hundreds of stairs), shorts or comfortable pants and a lightweight jacket or raincoat. Please keep in mind that the park ranges in altitude from 5,200 feet to 4,200 feet so it can get chilly when the clouds roll in.
History of La Paz Waterfall Gardens, The Peace Lodge La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park is a privately owned and managed ecological attraction that opened in the fall of 2000.? The construction of the Hiking Trails,?Butterfly Observatory, and Reception began in July of 1998 and was mostly complete by the fall of 2000.? Since opening, we have continually added new and interesting exhibits to enhance the quality of your visit.? Please Enjoy.
The Park?comprises 70 acres (28 hectares) of land including approximately 40 acres of cloud and rainforest and 30 acres (12 hectares) of pastureland cut by a previous owner.?? The forest area is currently protected under Private Animal Sanctuary Status and we are in the process of reforesting the unoccupied pastureland. ?We are also an active member of the Costa Rican Network of Private Nature Reserves, the Green Stamp Program, the Blue Flag Program, and the Environmental Services Payment Program.
This educational and dynamic coffee tour includes entrance to the facilities, a welcome cocktail (cold coffee), tasting of the different kinds of roasting, the tour is completely guided, you also have the possibility to visit the bonsai garden, the orchard Hydroponics, and the butterfly.
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Buffet lunch
- Professional guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (From San Jose)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Dress code is smart casual
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.
Local operator information
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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Meet up will be at 7:30 am in the hotel lobby
Meet up will be at 7:30 am in the hotel lobby
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
7 hours (approx.)