We haven’t been to La Paz in a few years so we took the opportunity to head up last week. My goodness, it is a gorgeous place! It’s easy forget how spectacular are the waterfalls. After purchasing tickets, we were routed to a walking path that takes you through the Aviary fist. Lots of wonderful rescue birds. Of particular interest are the beautiful Toucans, Parrots, and, of course, the Macaws. The Toucans were flying freely so you could go right up to them and feed them by hand with the blessing of the staff.
The La Paz Butterfly observatory is world class. Many tourists were taking pictures of the giant morphos resting on their hands. Of course, there is quite a collection of monkeys and exotic costa rican snakes. Our favorite are the cats. Virtually all mammals at La Paz are rescues and these beautiful beasts are no exceptions. We saw Ocelots, Margays, a beautiful pair of Mountain Lions, and two stunningly regal, huge Jaguars. The Jaguars are listed as “Near Threatened” in Costa Rica and in the western hemisphere due to loss of habitat.
Ah, and the amazing five waterfalls… arguably one of the most spectacular waterfall displays in the world. All in all, a great day. La Paz is a must do when you come visit the farm.