San José: La Paz Waterfall Gardens Half-Day Tour

San José: La Paz Waterfall Gardens Half-Day Tour

From $125 per person

Explore the beautiful Vara Blanca, just one hour from San José. Get to know more than 110 species of wild animals in a wildlife refuge. Discover the five highest waterfalls in Costa Rica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup included from hotels located in San José
Wheelchair accessible


  • Witness lazy bears, hummingbirds, and more than 110 species of wild animals
  • Discover the wonderful waterfalls of the park from panoramic points, both in front and behind the curtain of the falls
  • Learn about the local economy, customs, the history of Costa Rica, and the endemic ecosystems
Full description
Begin the day with hotel pickup from the city of San José. Head off through the beautiful landscapes of Vara Blanca before reaching the Waterfall Gardens. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a natural park, crisscrossed by paths that lead to the spectacular White Magic waterfall. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens and take the special opportunity to interact with many of the wild animals, including jaguars, pumas, monkeys, sloths, and more. The park is equipped with facilities with restaurants, flower, butterfly, and hummingbird gardens, an aviary, a rescued animal zoo, a serpentarium, a live frog exhibit, and an orchid exhibit, all surrounded by cloud forests.  Learn about the region's history and the ancestors who lived in the old 19th-century located on the grounds. To conclude the experience, continue toward the falls where you will have the opportunity to snap some beautiful photos. Before returning to San José, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San José
  • Buffet lunch
  • English- and Spanish-speaking tour guide
    COVID-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

    Know before you go

    •  This tour will take place rain or shine
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    Product ID: 359110