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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 12 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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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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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After cruising through the Panama Canal on the Oceania Regatta, we thoroughly enjoyed visiting Pura Vida Gardens. The hospitality, lunch, elaborate gardens, stunning views, wildlife viewing and peaceful countryside made it a very blessed experience.

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited Pura Vida Gardens for dinner one evening. We arrived a little before sunset. Happily, they picked us up from our hotel. The gardens are amazingly beautiful. We enjoyed walking around on the paths prior to dinner. We saw numerous types of lovely plants and flowers, as well as tropical birds. We then had cocktails and tasty appetizers on... More

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a great lunch buffet and then tour some of the finest garden I have seen in quite a while. Well worth the drive to get there. A place to see tropical birds and mammals. GREAT!

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

During a recent cruise through the Panama Canal we visited the gardens following the skywalk experience. It was very hot and humid and the coach air con decided to give up shortly before we arrived at the gardens. We were met by the owner David whilst his wife Cindy was ensuring that our buffet lunch was ready. The lunch was... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We visited Costa Rica during March, 2014, and through our cruise ship we arranged an excursion to the beautiful Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls. First, our tour included walking on some swinging bridges through the canopy of the rainforest. After a short hike our small bus was scheduled to arrive at Pura Vida for a typical Costa Rican lunch. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Pura Vida Gardens as part of our day long tour organised by Princess Cruises. It was a hot and humid day and following our Skywalk tour in the rainforest we greatly appreciated the delicious lunch and cold drinks provided for us. There are numerous plants and trees and although most of the paths around the garden are... More

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