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“wonderful resturaunt”

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.
Big Pine Key, Florida
1 review
“wonderful resturaunt”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Went there as part of a cruise line shore excursion.Wonderful food and the nicest staff you coud hope for. The grounds and the view are magnificent. If your in the area, go.

Visited April 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Beautiful Gardens”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We visited Pura Vida Gardens on a Celebrity Cruise. What a great treat for the eyes. The flowers and other plants were well placed and we really enjoyed the pathway walks.
We had a wonderful lunch and visited with the owners of the gardens. We not only enjoyed the sights but also learned a lot about the plants.

Visited January 2014
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Thank KatEP08
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Lovely Gardens”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We visited Pura Vida Gardens on a trip from our NCL cruise ship.
We enjoyed the walk through the beautiful gardens with fantastic views. We were lucky to be part of a group with a very knowledgeable & informative guide as there is little information displayed regarding the wide array of plants & flowers. The highlight for us was seeing Scarlet Macaws in the treetops.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Rob210
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Jaco, Costa Rica
2 reviews
“Beautiful Place!”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Never expected a privately-run place would be such a great experience. Beautifully landscaped mountain top with nature trails and great view of the waterfall. Great views of Nicoya Penninsula and bay, all the way to Puntarenas. But the highlight was seeing about five very rare Scarlet Macaws flying around and making a racket. Beautiful birds. The owner and his wife were very nice and we thought the $20 entry fee was well worth it.

Visited March 2014
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Thank mluftman
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Orotina, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Warning”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I will never eat there and owner was rude and very unfriendly
Don't spend $40.00 for couple, to walk around there yard and the waterfalls is not even on there property.
You have to go down the road and pay and pay another $40.00 and walk a hour to get to the Waterfalls. What a Rip off

Terry Orotina CR

Visited February 2014
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5 Thank mrbulldog
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