This day we will go around the Poas volcano and visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the #1 Most Visited Privately Owned
Ecological Attraction in Costa Rica featuring the best hiking near San José, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, animal
sanctuary with over 100 species of animals, and an environmental education program.
Five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, safe hiking trails, aviary with numerous species of birds, toucan feeding demonstration time, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory, capuchin (white-faced) monkeys, black-handed spider monkeys, hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding demonstration time in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays, tica house with petting zoo and ox cart, ranarium (frog exhibit), orchid exhibit, heliconia exhibit. All of these offered at one place, makes us the best eco park in Costa Rica. The Park comprises 70 acres (28 hectares) of land including approximately 40 acres of cloud and rainforest and 30 acres (12 hectares) of pastureland cut by a previous owner. The forest area is currently protected under Private Animal Sanctuary Status and we are in the process of reforesting the unoccupied pastureland. We are also an active member of the Costa Rican Network of
Private Nature Reserves, the Green Stamp Program, the Blue Flag Program and the Environmental Services Payment Program.
The 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers) of hiking trails and viewing platforms constructed from 1998-2000 were designed and built without
cutting one tree or vine system. The materials for the trails and platforms were carried down on foot in order to avoid the use
of heavy equipment in the forest. The credit for this tremendous accomplishment goes to Mr. Bernardo Picado who designed
trails for the National Park System of Costa Rica prior to joining our team.
We added the Colibries Restaurant and the Serpentarium in 2004 and the Ranarium and Trout Lake in 2005. Our new enclosed
Butterfly Observatory opened in August of 2006 along with the conversion of our existing Butterfly Observatory to an Aviary in
the same year.
The visit will be all day, we will have lunch in the peace waterfall and at the end of the afternoon we will go to San Jose.