San Jose

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

From USD 49.24

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a taste of Costa Rica’s famed biodiversity without straying too far from the city with this all-access day pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. Featuring hiking trails through the cloud forest, cascading waterfalls, a rescued jungle cats educational program, and numerous specialty wildlife exhibits, La Paz Waterfall Gardens guarantees good fun for the whole family. This pass can be redeemed anytime during the park’s normal operating hours and is good for accessing all of the exhibits.
  • All-day access to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park
  • See wild animals like spider monkeys in their natural habitat
  • Learn about rescued jungle cats like jaguars, pumas, and ocelots in an educational setting
  • Visit the park on your own schedule and stay for as long as you’d like within the park’s normal operating hours
  • Safe hiking trails through the rain forest and cloud forest
  • Numerous educational exhibits about local plants and animals
  • Kid-friendly tour ideal for adventurous families

What's Included

  • Free Parking Available
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 12/16/2022 - 6/30/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

  • 7/1/2023 - 12/15/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

What To Expect

Make your way to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park anytime during their operating hours, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. This voucher is good for visiting the park at whatever time best suits your schedule and allows for all-day access to the exhibits; it is recommended that you plan a minimum of two hours for your visit.

Inside the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park, explore the features that best suit your interest on your own schedule. The park features five waterfalls, hiking trails through a cloud forest and rain forest, and an orchid exhibit. In addition, numerous educational animal exhibits including an aviary, butterfly observatory, insect exhibit, hummingbird garden, and snake exhibit are accessible with this day pass.

Meals are not included with this voucher, but food is available at the restaurant on site.

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz

This is a day-pass to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. The park features five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, safe hiking trails, aviary with numerous species of birds, toucan feeding, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory, capuchin (white-faced) monkeys, black-handed spider monkeys, hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays,ox cart, and an orchid exhibit.  You will be able to enjoy any of these by using the day pass. Meals are not included but can be purchased on site.

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Operated by La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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9k46jytzmw, Feb 2023
Omg, amazing. We booked on Viator and hitch was less than half of the price our hotel quoted us. Looking up reviews we were a little concerned about transportation, but we Ubered there and back with no issues on a Wednesday(approximately 10am to 4pm from/to San Jose) The place is just amazing! The animals are in appropriate environments, so you don’t feel bad for how they are maintained.
Very beautiful park
soline_m, July 2022
We saw a lot of animals that you don’t see a lot and they were beautiful ! We can hold butterflies and the waterfall were beautiful !
La Paz Experience
Lynne_C, May 2022
While we purchased tickets ahead to avoid the line, there was no line when we arrived. The butterflies were delightful. While it is sad to see animals in cages, it did allow us to view up close animals we later saw in the wild. The highlight were the waterfalls. They were magnificent and so full of power this time of year. The property was neat and clean, and our whole group agreed that it was well worth the time and money.
Heaven on Earth!
LORETTA_R, Mar 2022
This was I had always imagined Costa Rica to be. Every aspect of this place is heaven on earth. A MUST place to visit when you come!
A 5 star Park close to San Jose !
joao_j, Dec 2021
Outstanding park ! We do recomend !! Fantástic waterfalls ! Great restaurant! We could ser some felines !
Cadre sublime
Blandine_C, Feb 2023
Nous recommandons cette activité : cadre magnifique, 3 cascades sublimes et de nombreux animaux. Il y a beaucoup de marches à descendre pour aller voir les cascades mais un bus vous attend à la fin du parcours pour vous remonter à la réception. Arrêt obligatoire si vous passez par là. Nous étions au Volcan Poas et nous nous dirigions vers la Fortuna.