The La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a sprawling wildlife & nature exhibit with an impressive system of gardens and waterfalls. It is a one-stop experience that will help you cross a number of different sights and activities off of your Costa Rica to-do list.
The La Paz Waterfall Gardens also contain a small, 18-room hotel on-site, the luxurious Peace Lodge, so guests will never have to leave the property.
The La Paz Region
La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a great first and/or last stop for anyone arriving into San Jose. Only an hour from the San Jose international airport, you would never believe that this misty, natural playground is so close to the urban sights, sounds, and smells of the city.
It’s practically next door to the Poas Volcano , as well as the Doka Coffee Plantation. Many guests of Peace Lodge will venture out to explore these spots, while day-trippers from San Jose often combine Poas, Doka, and the La Paz Waterfalls into the perfect tourist trifecta.
Expert Tip: Purchase local coffee to bring home – you’ll be glad you did.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Just as impressive as the accommodations at Peace Lodge is the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Guests are treated to unlimited access to the grounds, which includes a series of roaring waterfalls, an orchid garden, and various wildlife exhibits. Have you ever fed a Toucan? If not, head to the massive aviary, where dozens of different Costa Rican birds call home. If you like that, you can try your hand at feeding the hummingbirds and even butterflies! A guide will teach you everything you want to know about the residents of the Waterfall Gardens, which include monkeys, jungle cats, insects, exotic frogs, and even Costa Rica’s deadliest snakes.
Expert Tip: Opt for the private tour. You will have more time for questions, photos, and one-on-one time with the wildlife.
The Peace Lodge is a great fit for all types of travelers. Couples can cozy up in their balcony Jacuzzi while the expansive Waterfall Gardens give larger families plenty to see and do. And with its convenient location, it is the perfect stepping stone between San Jose and hot spots like Arenal and Manuel Antonio.