NileGuide Expert tip:
Look into the Behind the Scenes Animal Tour for up close encounters with exotic creatures.
- La Paz Waterfall and gardens is a delightful eco-excursion just outside the city of San Jose, and with a half or full day trip, you'll be treated to not only five rushing waterfalls, but lush tropical rain forest, exotic birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, and snakes in the serpentarium. Marked paths allow self-guided tours of the grounds, and are designed to give visitors a well-rounded rainforest experience. The Butterfly Observatory and a Hummingbird Garden are added bonuses, enchanting places where creatures can feed out of your hand. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is open year round from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and a minimum of 2 hours is suggested for your visit, but to see it all you could stay all day. Follow a visit with a generous buffet lunch at Colibries, or feast a la carte at the Big Trout Bar or Tortillas restaurants, all three are popular family-friendly restaurants located on the premises.
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