Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, Jaco

#2 of 10 in Parks in Jaco District
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · 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 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jaco attractions using our Jaco trip planner.
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  • FYI we drove up in March 2021 a few weeks ago and it is closed. Thankfully they took pity on us and the grounds keeper was there and opened it up. It was so nice to have the whole on place to...  more »
  • Took a bus tour to this out-of-the-way garden on a hilltop. Beautiful gardens with a view of the ocean & a waterfall. Owner is open & friendly. Driving in a bus is difficult due to winding Mt...  more »
  • Is pretty but.. $20 us pp and you're on own to walk. Pretty views but not maintained - don't lean on the railings. The mountainside restaurant on the way back down is a gem to stop at and take in the view with a nice cool beverage.
  • Lovely gardens, well worth the admission. You could easily spend 2-3 hours wandering and photographing. Waterfall is a bust, follow short trail for long distance view, That's it. If you go, know that the road up takes a while so preservere. If you like flowers It's worth it

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