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“Pretty garden”

Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls
Ranked #9 of 50 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 3 December 2013 via mobile

First, the drive up is steep and muddy during rainy seasons but worth the trek! The gardens were full of flora and fauna and hummingbirds galore! The price was $20 per person. A little high but the family has to make a living...right?! My husband and I did not eat there but next time we are in Jaco we will try the adventure dining experience because it has great reviews and the view from the restaurant is amazing!!

Thank PeachyPotamus
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

The gardens are small and the water attraction less then awe inspiring. Cost is $20 USD pp makes it a tourist trap rip off.

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Its was a pretty hike we did this with out a tour guide and saw some monkeys in the trees and some beautiful frogs.

Thank Cassie N
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stopped in Costa Rica on our cruise through the Panama Canal and was anxious to see more than just the port in Costa Rica. We chose the garden tour and suspension bridge and was very happy with our choice. The highlight was the Pura VIda gardens. We were met by the owners (David and Cindy). They provided a wonderful lunch of local fare including beans, rice, chicken and carrots. All very tasty. The little gift show was surprisingly well stocked with local coffee and craft items all very competitively priced. The gardens were very lovely - a wide variety of plants to see and explore. The pathways were well maintained and easy to navigate. A very lovely place to visit. The road up to the gardens were being worked on so it was a bit bumpy. The waterfalls were visible from the lookout but time did not permit us exploring further. We really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Paula H
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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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