Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, Jaco

4.0
#2 of 7 in Parks in 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 .
Create an itinerary including Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls
map
Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
344 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • We visited Pura Vida while on a cruise. This is a well manicured Park, in such a beautiful country. It is a 40min drive from from the cruise port. It is moderate for activity, although persons with he...  more »
  • Quite the climb to get there but we were rewarded with stunning views, a beautiful tropical garden, 2 toucan sightings, a delicious lunch and a convivial host.  more »
  • After ascending a steep jungle-covered mountain you arrive at the summit -- a lush garden with jaw-dropping views down into the valley far below. Great variety of plants and flowers, toucans in the tr...  more »
Google
  • 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.
Places to stay near Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls

Plan your trip to Jaco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls by other users

3 days in Punta Arenas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Punta Arenas BY A USER FROM CHILE May, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Jaco District BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Manuel Antonio & Jaco BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Punta Arenas BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA November, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Nicaragua & Costa Rica BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans