La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Price per person
*Price depends on hotel location for transportation
Entrance to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
When you think about Costa Rica, you probably imagine lush tropical Rain Forests, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies and flowers. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you will see all that and more.
Waterfall Gardens is open year round from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the last shuttle pick up from the exit trail at 5:00 p.m. We recommend our last visitors to enter the park at 3:45 p.m. to insure that you have enough time to walk the primary trails.
With over 3.5 kilometers of walking trails, we recommend a minimum of 1 1/2 hours reserved for your stay. However, if you would like to see every trail and thoroughly enjoy the time spent in the Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Gardens and bird watching areas, you will probably want to stay the whole day.
Waterfall Gardens is primarily a self-guided tour allowing visitors to proceed directly to their areas of interest. If you would rather have a guide for your group, we can offer one for an additional charge with an advance reservation.
“What if it rains?” This is the Rainforest for goodness sake! Seriously, sometimes it does rain here and sometimes it doesn’t stop! However, there are raincoats for sale and the trails are designed so you will have places to stop and take cover. However, there are no refunds for ‘rain days’ for paid tours.
What to bring
Wearing comfortable walking shoes (preferably with a thick tread for hiking the trails and hundreds of stairs) is recommended, 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.
Duration: 7 hours
Location: Alajuela, Cenral Valley
Estimated Departure from San José: Between 09:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.