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“Greatest wedding venue EVER!”
Review of Adventure Dining

Adventure Dining
Ranked #14 of 159 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $95 - $115
Cuisines: American, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Adventure Dining is a trademarked name 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!!
Palm Desert
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“Greatest wedding venue EVER!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

My husband and I recently hosted a 50 guest wedding for our daughter at Adventure Dining and most of our guests told us it was the funnest, most beautiful, and overall best wedding they had ever been to. Jack was great to work with during the planning process and promised to deliver a first class wedding experience - he came through with flying colors. The beautiful gardens awed and amazed our guests and were the perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony. Then it was down to the Adventure Dining deck for sunset appreciation, cocktails, and dinner which was expertly cooked steak and mahi-mahi. And finally we danced the night away; the whole experience was sublime, and I would not hesitate to recommend an evening at Adventure Dining to all Costa Rica visitors and also as a most memorable place for a beautiful wedding.

  • Visited May 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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“A "MUST GO TO" in Costa Rica”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Geteting to adventure dining is an experience in itself. A bit "off-road" but the views on the way up there are spectacular.
This is a very unique place, perched on the top of the mountains, looking out over rainforest and the ocean with a waterfall for company. Stunning vista!!!
Jack, the owner is a very funny guy, laid back and easy going but dont let that fool you, he has an eagle eye on every detail and nothing gets past him.
We had a truly wonderful meal and the staff and service were also excellent. A little patio for dancing and drinks with the mountain mist and the sunset in the background, this is a little bit of heaven.
There are only superlatives to describe this place and that's why I say it is a "MUST GO TO"

  • Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Amazing Wedding Experience”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

The location of this restaurant alone makes the beautiful drive up the mountain worth the experience. Adventure Dining sits on the edge of a mountain side with views to the waterfall, jungle canopy and coastline off in the distance. Throw in the sunset and double rainbow we were treated to and there really are few dining experiences like this anywhere. I would have been content even if the meal had been so-so. But, as part of a dinner planned for a wedding group of around 50, we were treated to filet and mahi-mahi (gringo for dorado) that were cooked perfectly. Anyone travelling in the Jaco/Puntarenas area of Costa Rica should make this is "must do." I can't wait to go back and spend some time in the gardens, and of course follow that up with dinner at Adventure Dining.

The owner, Jack, is humerous and made the experience even more enjoyable. Fortunately, he did not serve fried Gecko as threatened!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Rich S
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Adventure Dining”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

If you go to Costa Rica, you have to eat at this place. This is the best dinner and dessert I have ever had. This place sits at a high elevation surrounded by a massive garden and a nearby waterfall. There is also music to dance. We visited many restaurants in Jaco and this restaurant surpasses the other restaurants in service and experience without a doubt in my mind. You will not find many other restaurants that can offer the memories this restaurant will offer. This restaurant also requires reservations.

  • Visited April 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Absolutely amazing experience!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience (unless you do Adventure Dining more than once). It blew away our highest of expectations. Jack thinks of everything and took such great care of us. The drinks, food, and most importantly, the setting, were just beyond amazing. We went with an extended family of 6 and no one in the group had ever imagined having mahi mahi, filet and shrimp on a mountain top overlooking the Pacific ocean at sunset. You can't beat the experience! One in the group literally cried at sunset. It's beyond words and most definitely the highlight of our first vacation to Costa Rica. What a special place!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Kim R
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