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Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls

1000 Bijagual Road, Jaco 00423, Costa Rica
506-2645-1001
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Jaco
Type: Waterfalls, Gardens
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We didn't have any idea what was in store for us when we decided to turn at a small sign off Pacific Highway saying Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfall. We never expected what turned out to be almost 5 hours of hiking through and over big rocks, other waterfalls until reaching the vista point of this magnificent waterfall. There are... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very beautiful place on top of the mountains with a gorgeous view, rare and exotic flowers, paths and waterfall.

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Brookfield, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Costa Rica was a great stop on our Panama Canal cruise originating in Miami. At Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls we really enjoyed the tropical gardens and wonderful hospitality offer by owners David & Cindy Stannard. Relax and savor the vistas! In addition, the brunch very tasty.

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Naples, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went up to Pura Vida Gardens, and stopped at the water full hike just before the actual gardens. Let me tell you - be prepared for a serious hike! make sure you are wearing hiking shoes, take the walking stick that is offered to you! The guide at the top says it's 40min down and 45 back up -... More

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

every time i come there it turns out there is a torrential rainstorm, but i always roust the owners (dave and/or cindy) out of their house and we converse and catch up on the latest and greatest...there is a restaurant there also to eat your rainy day blues away!

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CLEARWATER
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Although we visited CR in the rainy season, the only waterfall we could see was from the very top of the mountain at the restaurant area, and it was a mile away. There were small falls along what I would call a creek flowing down the mountain, but it was still very beautiful. Some areas looked very planted, others more... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I escorted a small group to Pura Vida Gardens in April 2014. We had a great time ! We enjoyed a delicious lunch, and a very nice walk along the paths. The gardens and views are beautiful, and the bird watching was terrific....be sure to bring binoculars if you can. Gift items are available....a small painting by a local artist... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

gorgeous flora & fauna ! a bit of a trek but a "feel great" attitude once you've left there. The waterfalls are mesmerizing and the different types greenery and plants are out of this world..... just a word of caution, wear proper shoes, and be careful of snakes and lizards. First-aid kit also wouldn't be a bad idea... if you... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited in June of 2014 while on vacation in Manuel Antonio. It's about an hour and a half ride from Quepos. Beautiful views and tons and tons of interesting plants. Really great for a garden geek like myself. There is a bit of walking involved up and down hills, and the only disappointment was the lack... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Was such a great place to visit. Make sure you have sneakers or hiking shoes. We saw so many people in flip flops. It rains there and it was raining when we went but still had a great time. Cost was $38.00 each but worth it!

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