We went up to Pura Vida Gardens, and stopped at the water full hike just before the actual gardens. Let me tell you - be prepared for a serious hike! make sure you are wearing hiking shoes, take the walking stick that is offered to you! The guide at the top says it's 40min down and 45 back up - you will soon find out that if you ran down the trail - maybe 45min down! We were on the trail for over an hour and no where near the bottom - I would put all of us at above average fitness level and this was TOUGH! A local passed us going up and said we needed to turn around, we were not close to the bottom and it was getting to late - and "this place gets dangerous at night" he strongly suggested we turn around and get out. We did! another hour back up! We got back to the car exhausted and soaked (it started raining about half way up)! We drove up to the gardens and they were already closed, but the beauty could still be seen, and we all wished we hadn't stopped to actually go to the waterfall. Go for the view, not the hike!
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