Searching for birds and big cats in the wild is all well and good, but at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens you’ll find them all conveniently in one place so you are guaranteed some spectacular close ups of many of the country’s most rare and endangered species.

Like Costa Rica in microcosm, La Paz Waterfall Gardens is set on the banks of the Rio La Paz and brimful with wildlife from ocelots and pumas to toucans and innumerable species of butterflies. The Gardens are understandably one of the country's most visited attractions, with some of the rarer birds and mammals on display.

A series of trails links the five waterfalls on the river, and from the viewpoints along the way you can see great views of the falls from above and underneath. Colourful gardens surround the paths and it is easy to spend a whole day wondering around this delightful attraction.

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