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Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls
Ranked #8 of 47 things to do in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed 12 November 2013

this was great place to visit, the road up was like gouing up a back country road, unpaved and very scenic, the gardens were bright and wonderfull, snack after was all from the local area,

Thank jennlucas
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We were able to visit here on a cruise stop. The grounds are fantastic. Saw plants and trees that were stunning. Our lunch was tasty. Our tour was interrupted by heavy rain, and it was still beautiful. This would be a stunning spot for a destination wedding, or just wonderful photos. Very clean and well maintained.

Thank virginiaMO
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

My wife chose this tour from the Norweigian Cruise Lines offerings when we stopped in Costa Rica. A beautiful place, friendly people including a terrific owner, delicious treats, and great coffee.

Thank anapol
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We visited the Gardens and waterfalls as part of an excursion on a Princess Cruises trip from LA to Miami via the Panama Canal.

A delicious lunch was served as soon as we arrived and after that we had time for a walking tour before the rain intervened in spectacular fashion.

The gardens are full of colour and beautifully maintained; all the trees and plants are well identified , and the views, even though the heavens opened for about an hour on our visit and they became pretty much obliterated, are truly spectacular.

Still, despite the rains, the souvenir shop and snack-bar provided plenty to distract us when the rain prevented us from exploring any further outside.

The owner and his wife were very much in evidence and took great pleasure in chatting to their visitors and were very pleased to answer any and all questions about the gardens and the trees and plants.

Our actual tour of the gardens was somewhat curtailed by the weather but even so meeting and chatting to the owners made for a very pleasant visit.

Thank Locky33
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

My wife and I visited the Gardens and waterfalls while on a Royal Caribbean cruise.. We had a great time, the food was awesome. The gardens are well done. The owners and staff were very friendly. I would recommend this destination to every one.

Thank DB5758
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