January 10, 2008
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Finally you work your way toward the La Paz River, and go down hundreds of steps, past a series of 5 waterfalls, ranging from about 85 to 130 feet high. Most places, the river is only about 20-25 feet wide, but the water moves very fast.
Because of the spray, many people put on their rain coats to go near the bottom of the first falls. That was the only time during the entire visit to Costa Rica that I wore my rain jacket.
Did I mention hundreds of steps? - The watefall trail at La Paz Waterfall Gardens has perhaps a couple of hundred up, and 3 times that many down. I was winded by the end, probably because of the elevation. You could walk back up to the entrance, but I was happy to sit down to watch birds and a man feed bananas to coati & crab faced raccoons, while waiting for the shuttle.
copyright 2008 by Keith Stokes.