Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca is a small town located in the Heredia province, nestled between Barva Volcano and Poás Volcano. It takes 1.5 hours to reach Vara Blanca from San José.

Vara Blanca Best Things to Do

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour, Costa Rica
La Paz Waterfall Gardens TourLa Paz Waterfall

Sleep in before being transported to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens for an all-day tour at one of the best eco parks in Costa Rica. The excursion is designed to start later than most tours so you are rested when you experience what the Waterfall Gardens boasts as the essence of Costa Rica on a guided hike through the reserve.

1 km away
Best
Butterfly Gardens
Nature Walk
Species Exhibits
Cinco Ceibas Full Day Tour, Costa Rica
Cinco Ceibas Full Day TourPangola

The Cinco Ceibas’ full day tour includes a walk along the elevated rainforest boardwalk and your choice of horseback riding, river kayaking or an educational oxen wagon tour. Transportation to and from hotels in San José area is also included.

5 km away
Cultural
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Kayaking
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Area Guide

Poás Volcano is an excellent destination when you’re visiting this part of Heredia. It’s a short walk from the Poás Volcano National Park’s visitor’s center to the crater of the volcano, where you can see a blue-green lake and evidence of some minor volcano activity. Barva Volcano is extinct, but there is still plenty of interesting wildlife to see on its forested slopes.

You can hike these volcanoes on your own or sign up for a guided tour.

Feedback From Travelers

Perfect way to begin first time visit to Costa Rica due to: 1. Proximity to airport 2. La Paz great intro to CR wildlife, nice trek, Waterfalls. 3. Due to weather and timing, unable to visit Poas Volcano but if we had to choose, would still start with La Paz. 4. Poas Volcano Lodge and it’s restaurant were outstanding in all aspects, beauty, nature, service, comfort, management. 5. Should mention our group of 6 arrived at 3 different times and all transfers were on time, in excellent vehicles and with friendly and safe drivers.

- MARC L, JAN 2019

This was the most magnificent way to end our vacation and head back to Alaska.

- LAUREL C, JAN 2016