Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, Jaco

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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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  • If you are in Jaco for more than a few days, you'll likely need a place to go outside the daily drinkfest. Solo or couples alike, you will enjoy the tranquility this place has to offer. Spend the afte...  more »
  • I called the day before asking if they were open and the restaurant and was told yes to both. Great, so I planned my day as arriving around 9:30 and spend a few hours here and have lunch, as one of my...  more »
  • I came here on taxi as website suggested, 40$ USD one way and 20$ per person entry. We arrived and as stated the staff is bilingual and very friendly. However, the dining is a closed down shack. There...  more »
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  • Nice paved or stone paths through the hill tops. Nicely kept, this is more garden tour than waterfall, the big waterfall is seen but from a great distance. Smaller waterfalls are in the gardens. Lunch at the restaurant was nice. Nothing here for children. It was more expensive than it should have been. Road in was junk.
  • A vast and stunningly beautiful gardens, and a wonderful place to look for hummingbirds. We didn't give ourselves enough time to walk all the paths. I would give yourself a half day or so. During certain times of the year, the waterfall is very beautiful, but you can't get very close to it. This is a must see place if you're in the area.
  • A little pricey but not bad. Consider Rainmaker as an alternative.
  • Beautiful property and the food and service were great too.
  • 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.
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