La Paz Waterfalls, an authentic place to visit in Costa Rica

The waterfalls of La Paz are an excellent destination to visit with the family
Author: Estela Reyes
2 December, 2022

The La Paz Waterfalls are an authentic natural theme park in which its visitors can enjoy the true local Costa Rican fauna, as well as carry out many outdoor activities to enjoy with friends or family.

This beautiful tourist attraction that is located 46 kilometers from San José and on the way to the Poás Volcano and the Arenal Volcano, has an area of ​​28 hectares that houses five beautiful waterfalls: Templo, Magia Blanca, Encantada, Escondida and La Paz, the latter has an imposing beauty that can be seen from the road.

All these magical waterfalls are born from the magnificent mountains that house a lush forest full of trees and ferns and that give rise to spectacular viewpoints from where you can appreciate their peculiar beauty.

The five waterfalls join one by one along a beautiful path where you can see different species of animals, including monkeys, sloths, toucans, jaguars, pumas, ocelots, ocelots, ocelots, etc.

This natural park also has a bird observatory, an insectarium, a butterfly garden, a hummingbird garden, a serpentarium, an area for domestic animals, a frogarium, and an exhibition of orchids, heliconias, and bromeliads.

The entire park is very tidy and one day is not enough to get to know it completely. You can walk among the gardens and its colorful flowers, visit its small zoo, the butterfly garden or enjoy hundreds of hummingbirds flying around you, in their natural state and without a cage.

The La Paz Waterfalls are an animal sanctuary and wildlife reserve with more than 100 species that are under environmental education programs.

In addition to appreciating the natural beauty of the area, it is possible to touch the water that descends from the falls, sit in its viewpoints and let yourself be relaxed by the small breeze that descends from the mountains and is felt on your face.

If you want to spend the day in the place there are places to eat and if you prefer to have more time to see the whole park there are also places to stay.

Without a doubt, the La Paz Waterfalls are a place where nature shows its most fascinating side and a great attraction for both locals and foreigners who visit our country.

If you are one of those who prefers a combination of beach and mountains, in the central Pacific you will find the best options.

We have a wide variety of tours and activities to enjoy a true vacation, just contact us and we will gladly help you.

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