La Paz Waterfalls - Poas Volcano Tour
The Poas Volcano is of the most visited park in the Costa Rica.
- Location: Alajuela province, 2 hours drive from Jaco.
- Length of the Tour: Full Day
- Pick Up Time: 6:30am
- Min. People: 4
- Includes: Air conditioned transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, National Park entrance fee, La Paz Waterfall Gardens and lunch.
- Recommendations: Tennis shoes, cool comfortable clothes, jackets, camera, sun block and hat.
The Poas Volcano is of the most visited park in the Costa Rica National Parks System. The Tour Departs from Jaco Beach and includes a visit to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, which is a spectacular waterfall also you will have the chance to se the Frog farm, Humming bird farm, Butterfly farm, Serpentarium, Protected Wild Cats, monkeys and orchids house. Highlights: Panoramic views, coffee plantations, ferns farm. It features two unimaginably impressive craters; one that holds an attractive blue lagoon and another with an astounding sulfur pit. In this vast National Park, you will find a 2704 meter crater 1.3 km wide and 300 m deep. Laguna Botos is a lake within the park entirely surrounded by Dwarf Cloud Forest. Here you enjoy the home to various species of Costa Rica.Also we will stop for lunch at the famous restaurant ¨Fredo Fresas¨ where you can have the greatest strawberry milk shakes in the area and taste the excellence of the Costa Rican typical food.La Paz Waterfall GardenLa Paz (Spanish: “the peace”) is a waterfall in the center of the country. In Spanish, it is known as Catarata de La Paz. It is 31 kilometers (19 mi) north of Alajuela, between Vara Blanca and Cinchona. The waterfall is located immediately alongside the road from Alajuela that leads to the northern plains of Costa Rica. The River La Paz forms the waterfall after traversing 8 kilometers (5 mi) of volcanic terrain, and then continues through the rain forest of the eastern side of Poás Volcano. A short path leads behind the waterfall, where a small shrine had been located. Upstream from the waterfall is La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a hotel and park, where visitors can observe many different species of local wildlife. The waterfall and surrounding area were severely damaged in the 6.1 magnitude earthquake of January 8, 2009. Landslides damaged the road that runs alongside the waterfall.