Sunday, September 25, 2016

Costa Rica Trip: La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Less than an hour drive from Poas Volcano, we arrived in La Paz Waterfall and is located 31 kilometers north of Alajuela between Vara Blanca and Cinchona. This garden is set in the rainforest with 3.5 kilometers of walking trails and viewing platforms for the waterfalls that include El Templo, Magia Blanca and Encant.

After paying the entrance fee, an amazing view will welcome you. It is like the clouds are trying to kiss the trees and mix together that creates a beautiful sight in the eye that results to a truly magical experience.

It is not just a waterfall gardens. It is also a conservatory place where some wild animals are being kept and preserved. I actually asked the guide if it is a zoo because I have strong feeling against zoos. But he explained that it is not and that the government is doing its best to keep the animals in safe and sustainable environment.

The area is rich in bio diversity because of the altitude that varies between 4,000 and 5,000 feet that allows for both cloud forest and rainforest co-exist.

After seeing those animals, it was time to visit the waterfalls but a lunch was served first. It was literally rainforest as it started raining. Good thing they sell raincoat for 15 USD so I saved myself from a very wet afternoon.

The trails going up and down just to see the waterfalls was so tiring. But once you see and hear the flow of waters and how the nature seems like calling you, everything was worth it. It was indeed a magical place. I really loved it and the experience of walking in the middle of forest surrounded by chirping birds and echo of the waters. Never skip this tour as for sure you will definitely enjoy it!


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