Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, Jaco

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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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TripAdvisor
  • We visited Pura Vida Gardens and had the experience of walking through in the rain on one side and then in the sunshine on the other. Both were wonderful experiences of glistening fauna, fantastic vie...  more »
  • This was my second visit to this garden, and it was more beautiful than I remembered! We were almost the only visitors the day we were there. Saw so many fantastic birds including toucans and macaws. ...  more »
  • The gardens are manicured and wonderfully kept. We saw many birds including a pair of Macaws who were just beautiful! It was hot but they have a small gift shop that had cold drinks. The view is amazi...  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.