Day 3 Sunday 15th May 2022 – Afternoon – Visit to La Paz Waterfall
Maria Angela and Henry then took us to visit the La Paz Waterfalls not far from the Poas Volcano.
Caption: View of La Paz Waterfall with road bridge in foreground giving an idea of the scale of the falls.
Set in dense cloud forest and jungle, the La Paz Waterfall looked even more impressive after the recent heavy rains.
Caption: The whole of La Paz Waterfalls from vantage point overlooking bridge. There is a trail on the left of the falls through the jungle to the top of La Paz Falls.
Caption: People up close and personal with the lower part of La Paz Waterfall.
The water of this river is extracted and used for drinking water in the city of Grecia as well as being used by CoopeVictoria to wash the coffee cherries and green beans.
Caption: Lower part of La Paz Waterfall even more impressive after recent heavy rains.
The volcanic rock and springs provide a natural filtration system, so very little chlorine is added to the water to kill off bacteria.
Caption: Force and volume of water creating a mist at the bottom of the falls.
A mist started to form over the lower part of La Paz Waterfall when we were there. Later the sun came out and revealed a small rainbow.
Caption: Our hosts at La Paz Waterfall. Maria Angela Zamor Chaves, Sustainability Manager at CoopeVictoria, with her husband Henry.