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Address: 1000 Bijagual Road, Jaco 00423, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-1001
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Description: Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls is unique in Costa Rica. It is truly a...
Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls is unique in Costa Rica. It is truly a "Visual Masterpiece". The gardens begin with the natural beauty of Costa Rica and four waterfalls in the property with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. To this millions of plants, flowers and orchids from all over the world have been added. Manicured walkways meander long a river and at the crest of the mountain which make the entire 50 acre gardens accessible to all. Have lunch in our restaurant and browse the gift shop that offers authentic Costa Rica gifts.
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Gorgeous Garden inside a Rainforest!

The flowers, trees, other landscaping and vistas are all just absolutely beautiful! And this is inside a rainforest adjacent to Carara National Park, on a dirt road 6 km past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The flowers, trees, other landscaping and vistas are all just absolutely beautiful! And this is inside a rainforest adjacent to Carara National Park, on a dirt road 6 km past Villa Lapas Hotel where I stayed. It is also a great distant view of the waterfall which is easier than hiking to it! :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

great fun, different vacation where all ages can enjoy, we had a great time, loved the view and great pictures

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Booked this excursion through our cruiseline. The guide, Roy was excellent. He gave a nice history of CR. He was friendly, and knowledgable. We felt safe with him. He even let us walk across the bridge at "Crocodile River". The Gardens are lovely. We only had about 2 hours there, and wanted more time. We had a buffet of fruits,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I reviewed Pura Vida last year when we stopped before reaching the top and took Martine's word that is was only 45 minutes to the view and we said we'd never do that to ourselves again but this year we had to go to the top; just to see what we might have missed.... Nothing!! We are so glad we... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Breath-taking views (but, depending on the time of year, the waterfall maybe won't live up to expectations). Sub-tropical plants we are more used to seeing in conservatories or greenhouses will make your average gardener green with envy. Lovely place to wander around - and the food was pretty good as well - but our visit was... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Admission to this gardens and waterfalls was pretty expensive considering there weren't a lot of waterfalls and they weren't very close. Very beautiful flowers and gardens with winding paths. Some paths were paved and pretty steep, others were more natural and still very steep. The biggest claim to fame at this place was there Adventure Dining experience. For $150 per... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There were promises of seeing wild animals, birds of all kinds, but in the 2 hour tour we were on, only saw 1 *ONE* bird, so don't waste your money. But if you go, go in the morning, for it rains almost every afternoon & then you'll see nothing more than just rain. The jungle is thick but, it's not... More 

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Oak Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We loved our trek up to the Pura Vida Gardens. Although it's roughly a 5 km drive up a dirt road that's a little worse for wear, it's worth the drive up. It's so high up my ears popped. The ladies working there were incredibly nice. The walk to the falls is not a long walk, and the walk through... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The gardens are amazing, lots of bloomings, natures, birds, but the amazing views make the different. And ther best of all the great talk with the owners. Highly recomended,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The gardens are beautiful and the day I was there, the scarlet macaws were showing off! While I had no problem walking the paths, they were too difficult (steep) for many of the older people who had been told this was an easy walk. I also enjoyed their gift shop with local crafts and the refreshments that were served. The... More 

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Address: 1000 Bijagual Road, Jaco 00423, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-1001
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco

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