Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, Jaco

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#7 of 28 in Nature in Province of Puntarenas
Waterfall Garden
See the tallest waterfall in the country and views of the Pacific at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls. The gardens teem with a variety of plant life, including thousands of flowers and many varieties of domestic and foreign orchids. Follow the easy, well-maintained paths, and spot butterflies, scarlet macaws, and toucans flying overhead. Dine at the on-site restaurant opposite the majestic 183 m (600 ft) waterfall, while overlooking panoramic views of the Pacific coastline and the surrounding mountains. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular. Plan to visit Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls during your Jaco vacation using our convenient Jaco itinerary maker.
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  • Excellent place to visit with a nice cafe and excellent views. The drive up there is very picturesque as well with lots of good views on route.  more »
  • Very nice botanical gardens with views of Waterfalls. Walkways can be very steep and slippery due to rains so wear shoes with a grip. Lunch is an extra $5 and well worth it. Only downfall is the steep...  more »
  • Quite a car climb to get here, but it's gorgeous. Manicured flowers, bushes, trees - like a tropical paradise. Our tour included a buffet lunch - quite good.A small gift shop for those who have limite...  more »
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  • Beautiful garden and definitely off the beaten path. Lots of paths can easily spend 2 hours wandering around the grounds. My family of three only ones visiting on a Sunday afternoon. $20 / person.
  • Tried visiting on Sunday the 29th of January and the gates were locked. No information given on any online sources. Call ahead!
  • Superb garden with a great view. Very quiet . Feels like a private visit! Our fourth visit, we love it.
  • One of a kind. Privacy and nature all around it.
  • Nice place.

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