Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, Jaco

(3.9/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • colorful gardens (trying to adapt plants from another country), it has breathtaking view of the ocean,the host provided us with variety of local fruits. we really enjoyed the experience.  more »
  • On a warm domingo, this was a beautiful Vista and challenging. We were less than a dozen feet from a toucan eating palm fruit. Unbelievable. The tica hostess was very gracious and helpful. Anticipate ...  more »
  • The falls were totally beautiful but the way there is very exhausting. We were wearing flip flops, sneakers are the better choice. The cases are very impressive and gewalltig. During the summer, there's not as much water. The price is $20 per person.
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  • Superb garden with a great view. Very quiet . Feels like a private visit! Our fourth visit, we love it.
  • Got married there. Amazing!