Costa Rica’s “Must-See” Attraction – LaPaz Waterfall Gardens.
LaPaz Waterfall Gardens and Peace Lodge is a “must-see” attraction when you are in the Central Valley of Costa Rica! This day trip is an excellent easy one-day outing. The drive to the LaPaz Waterfall Gardens takes you on narrow roads that wind through a landscape of fertile coffee plantations, farms and dark forests. The original attraction here consists of a series of trails through primary and secondary lush tropical rainforests where there are five beautiful waterfalls alongside the La Paz River. In addition to the trails, there is an orchid garden, a hummingbird garden, and a huge Butterfly Observatory garden.
Before or after you have walked the trails at the LaPaz Waterfall Gardens, you want to make sure you stop by the Butterfly Observatory and hummingbird gardens. A visit to the Butterfly Observatory at the LaPaz Waterfall Gardens is sure to bring smiles. Here you will have the feeling as if you are part of nature without feeling that you are intruders. Since the LaPaz Waterfall Gardens are located in the rainforest, visitors are able to enjoy their interaction with the butterflies, even when the weather is not cooperating. On-site guides will walk you through the observatory, pointing out eggs, caterpillars and the camouflaged chrysalises.
Also on the property are a large variety of birds, monkeys, sloths, snakes, frogs and jaguars. Our favorite area is the Bird Aviary because you can get up-close photos of many birds…and if you choose you can get your photo taken with a Toucan perched on your arm. At LaPaz Waterfall Gardens, you are guaranteed to see all that and more. Many of our guests say this has been their favorite attraction…and you can easily spend a whole day here. They do have a restaurant that serves a large buffet with quite a varied menu to please just about everyone. Open daily 8 am – 5 pm.
Reservations Telephone 506-2482-2720 www.waterfallgardens.com