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La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose

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San Jose, Costa Rica
La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose

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icon7 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more


Safely immerse yourself in Costa Rican nature and wildlife on a 7-hour tour to La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Leave the busy streets of San Jose behind in comfortable air-conditioned transportation from your hotel. Discover more than 100 species at the sanctuary, including titi monkeys, 2-toed sloths, pumas, and margays. You can even feed hummingbirds by hand. Have your camera ready for the cloud forest, waterfalls, and aviary.
  • Eat a buffet lunch during the tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the gardens
  • Travel comfortably in all-inclusive transportation
  • Experience nature in a safe environment
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9:00 AM
We pick up all travellers at any Hotel located in San Jose downtown, Heredia downtown or Alajuela downtown.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Destiny Travel Costa Rica
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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitisation during La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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A Wonderful Nature Experience
, Apr. 2022
Mr. Filander was an outstanding guide. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer every question I had. He was personable and helpful with a winning personality. The tour was everything that was described and more. I would highly recommend it. It was also a great value.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about the tour and the guide Filander. We are glad to know that everything went smoothly and that your experience was the best... Pura vida
The organization of the...
, Apr. 2022
The organization of the trip was a bit hap hazard. The driver did not speak any English and we went all over San Jose from one end to another to pick up people. He also had to stop at a gas station to put more air in a tire. Halfway up the mountain we pulled into a parking lot in front of a store. He motioned for us to go to the store and look around. We didn’t know why but we’re finally able to figure out that we were to be transferred to another vehicle for the remainder of the trip. He could not say when that would happen. We waited over an hour before the second vehicle arrived. The rest of the trip went smoothly. The guide Donald was really good and full of information. Going back to San Jose took half the time it had taken to get up there. However, the water falls made up for the colossal waste of time and lack of communication. I still would recommend the tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Gunilla, thank you for sharing your comments which are very important for us to evaluate the services we provide every day. When there are many hotels to pick up for an excursion in the same day, a driver picks up at certain hotels and gathers the clients with the guide and the total group at a meeting point to start the tour, possibly this was the case you are telling us about and we regret any inconvenience or miscommunication that may have existed. However, we are glad to hear that Donald was an excellent guide for the tour and that you were able to enjoy the peaceful waterfall gardens to the fullest.... Pura vida
Delightful day
, Apr. 2022
La Paz was a tropical plant feast for the eyes. Every turn on the path was another breathtaking view. Love the area.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Hi Leslie, we are happy to know you have a great day on the tour.. Thank you for your feedback ..
The Tour guide was terrible the actual locations were great
, Nov. 2019
The tour was doomed from the beginning, our tour guide arrived 30 minutes late. When he finally showed up he spent 5 minutes explaining why he was late, and another 5 on the phone, instead of just getting a move on to get our tour started. We weren't angry at this point, in fact he was very chatty seemed pretty nice. However upon arrival to the wildlife refuge he spent an incredibly long time talking and talking and talking repeating the same things over and over again, when we just really wanted to get the tour started. He doesn't seem to know how to read people as we were clearly annoyed and our 4 year old was clearly impatient begging to get started. The tour guide is extremely repetitive and just likes to hear himself talk. We completed the tour on our own, and he was supposed to be waiting for us in the parking area to take us home once the activities were completed. However, we waited and waited and he was nowhere to be found. Finally we asked one of the parking lot attendants and found out he was "eating lunch at the buffet". So we waited for 30 minutes and nothing, and we decided to have the front desk staff page the restaurant staff to tell him we were waiting for him. So the front desk very kindly did that for us. Well, it appears he must've really taken his sweet time to finish lunch, we waited another 20 minutes and finally he turned up. We waited 50 minutes for him to eat lunch and finally decide to take PAYING customers back to their hotel. Furthermore, he kept pushing other activities for that day onto us the entire time we were in the car with him. This made me incredibly uncomfortable. On top of that he is so terrible at reading people my 4 year old was exhausted I was exhausted and we just wanted to sleep on the way back to the hotel, well every time I'd close my eyes he'd loudly tell me something that he had already mentioned on the way up. The actual wildlife refuge and waterfalls were spectacular and tons of fun!
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2019
Dear Jazmin Thank you very much for your valuable comment, it will be highly analyzed to take corrective action immediately through a meeting with the guide who attended during the tour to the fabulous falls of La Paz. We appreciate your good comment regarding the destination. For all of us it is very important to achieve full satisfaction in the development and operation of the tours we offer, for this reason we regret that the guide did not meet your expectations even though we operate a private tour for the comfort of all of you. We thank your brother Paulo Villalobos for the good comment he wrote when filling out the customer satisfaction sheet mentioning the information from Costa Rica received during the excursion to the La Paz Wildlife Refuge Waterfall Gardens on Wednesday, November 13. Thank you very much, Best Regards.
Lovely place but awkward group
Michaela B
, Jun. 2019
I really like the place but would not recommend to use this tour at all. First we were just killing the time driving around as we were waiting to join another group and then they too k us to the local shop.left hotel 9.20 but did not arrive to la paz before 12.then we were Super rushing to manage all,and since the group we joined started at 7a.m they were complaining when we wanted to take extra pictures.i would recommend to organize your own transport and do it at your own pace!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2019
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Normally if the tour starts at 7am, they should arrive at the place at approximately 9:30 am to 10:00 am. We will investigate the causes why the tour arrived at the place at 12pm as mentioned. Clearly our interest is that all our passengers enjoy the place without any hurry and have the freedom to see and explore the place at your best convenience. Again, we appreciate your comments as we take the opinions of our clients very seriously.

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