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Adventure Dining

#16 of 121 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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French, International
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1000 Pura Vida Gardens Drive, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
+506 8352 9419
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: If you enjoy spectacular view in a romantic setting, this is your place....
If you enjoy spectacular view in a romantic setting, this is your place. Located in the heart of Pura Vida Gardens, you will dine at sunset overlooking CR's tallest waterfall and miles of gulf coastline. The views are breathtaking. All inclusive. Roundtrip transportation, entrance into the gardens, unlimited coctails (premium liquors) fabulous dinner, desert and a surprise plus music for your listening or dancing pleasure. American owned and operated. Don't miss this...."The dining experience of your lifetime." DAVID AND CINDY LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Loved the gardens!!!!! The food was great! Cindy and David made it a great evening with lots of laughs. They made us feel like we were part of their family. We were there for a friends birthday and they came out singing to her with a candle in the desert. :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
HJ3779
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Spring Grove, Minnesota
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire experience was absolutely amazing. The view, the gardens and the host made this venture well worth the trip to the top of the mountain. I gave this rating only a "very good" because I felt the food was average, however, others in our party were quite satisfied with the meal. Another nice touch was the provided transportation to... More 

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Thank Beverly S
David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

Beverly, Thanks for your great review. We are always trying to produce a fantastic meal and Some people think the food is the best they have had on their vacation. Sorry, we must have had a off night on your meal. Next year I promise the best. We enjoyed your Group and because of that we had enjoyed ourselves also.... More 

Spring Grove, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the gardens!!!!! The food was great! Cindy and David made it a great evening with lots of laughs. They made us feel like we were part of their family. We were there for a friends birthday and they came out singing to her with a candle in the desert. :)

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Thank HJ3779
David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. You have to understand that with nice people like you and your group, Cindy and I don't call it work because it is fun and enjoyable. We are glad you had a great evening and hope we can do it again sometime, David and Cindy Stannard . More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fun, beautiful, the food was great. Owner and wife super fun!! Our group of 3 just felt the walk around garden was very rushed (gift shop), Ashame because of the work put into it. It was gorgeous what saw. I'm sure theirs a reason, but thought if pick time could be an hour early and cut back leave... More 

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David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

Hi Angela, Thank you for you review and advise. Cindy and I agree with you 100% and have already spoken with our transportation company and have made arrangements to have all guests picked up earlier so they will have plenty of time to see the entire garden and visit our gift shop. we did enjoy you company and I am... More 

Darien, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a small group to enjoy a walk around the amazing grounds and gardens and for dinner as the sun sets. Be sure to leave enough time for a walk around before dinner so you don't miss the view at sundown!

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Thank K C
David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

Sorry, Thank you for you thoughts. This is the second review we have got that said there wasn't enough time to see the entire gardens before sunset. Cindy and I have just today fixed that problem and all guests will be brought to the gardens. I don't have you phone # or email but if you are still in Costa... More 

North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pura Vida gardens are fantastic. You don't get enough time to walk through them if you arrive for Adventure Dining. In that format you are picked up around 3:45 to 4:00 in Jaco for a 35 Kilometer drive of which 15K is on a good but steep gravel road. On arrival it's only an hour or so to sunset.... More 

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Thank BobxxxxCindy
David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

Bob and Cindy, Your review and advise is appreciated. Coming from a world traveling couple who happen to me "Golden Masters" reviewers for Trip Advisor it means a lot to get your Nice review. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again. Thanks again. David and Cindy Stannard More 

Leesburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good. Open bar make your own. Fireworks, crazy hats, lots of music and fun. We sat at our own table but had fun with others.

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Thank Brenda M
David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

I'm glad that you mentioned having fun with the others. That is one very special thing about Adventure Dining.........the whole group seems to come together. Thank you for your compliments. I'm glad that you mentioned having fun with the others. That is one very special thing about Adventure Dining........the whole group seems to always come together. Thank you for your... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent NYE in a beautiful setting. The setting was small and intimate for conversation. Amazing views from the dining plateau.

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Thank Cheryl R
David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

Cheryl, Thank you for your review. Everyone had a great time on this New Years Eve and you And your group contributed to the good time, so I thank you for coming. I hope we can do it again sometime. Again, thanks for coming we enjoyed your company. David and Cindy Stannard More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Adventure Dining for New Years and had such a wonderful time! The food was great and the view was so amazing. It's a one of a kind dinner experience! David and his wife are great hosts! Thank you for having us!

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David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

We all had a great time New Year's Eve. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for the compliments! We had a great time New Year's Eve. I'm so glad you had a good time too. Thank you so much for the compliments! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening dining at Pura Vida Gardens Adventure Dining!! Fabulous food, great guests and hosts, and beautiful surroundings came together to create a memorable evening in Costa Rica. We highly recommend it!!!!

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David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

Cowgirl Linda, Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you had a good time. We had fun also and really Enjoyed your company. It was a special treat to have a well know celebrity come to Adventure Dining. Hope to see you again and I will be looking out for you on the news. David and Cindy Stannard More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a terrifically romantic experience. Had a great time exploring a beautiful garden, gazing at the stars, eating delicious food and simply enjoying this paradise on the mountain top. Do it!!!

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David S, Owner at Adventure Dining, responded to this review

Great review,thanks, I'm glad you had a enjoyable evening and nice birthday. We had a great time also even though we were working because you are good people. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again sometime soon. David and Cindy Stannard More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Pura Vida Gardens Drive, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 8352 9419

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 95 - 115
  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

If you enjoy spectacular view in a romantic setting, this is your place. Located in the heart of Pura Vida Gardens, you will dine at sunset overlooking CR's tallest waterfall and miles of gulf coastline. The views are breathtaking. All inclusive. Roundtrip transportation, entrance into the gardens, unlimited coctails (premium liquors) fabulous dinner, desert and a surprise plus music for your listening or dancing pleasure. American owned and operated. Don't miss this...."The dining experience of your lifetime." DAVID AND CINDY LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!!

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