Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, Jaco

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 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jaco attractions using our Jaco trip planner .
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  • This is an 8 acre piece of private property on top of a very steep mountain. The master gardener did an amazing job of landscaping the place. We lucked in as soon after we arrived a light mist started...  more »
  • Amazing lush green gardens high up in the clouds. Beautiful natural settling and great guided tour. Great lunch and very hospitable hosts. Would recommend to anyone visiting Costa Rica.  more »
  • My family and friends loved the waterfalls and gardens. Close to civilization but magnificent in its appeal.  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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