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Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, Jaco

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Garden
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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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  • Beautiful landscaped and natural gardens, with butterflies and macaws when I was there early in the morning. I had the place to myself, but 50 people were due in on a tour bus. The main waterfall... 
    Beautiful landscaped and natural gardens, with butterflies and macaws when I was there early in the morning. I had the place to myself, but 50 people were due in on a tour bus. The main waterfall...  more »
  • We visited while on a cruise ship excursion which included lunch. The gardens are beautiful and well worth your time. Lunch, not normally provided, was the best excursion lunch of the 23 day cruise... 
    We visited while on a cruise ship excursion which included lunch. The gardens are beautiful and well worth your time. Lunch, not normally provided, was the best excursion lunch of the 23 day cruise...  more »
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  • This a truly a wonderful garden with a delightful owner and helpful staff. Fabulous views and interesting trees and plants. As for the birds there were macaws Nesting in the garden and sitting in the trees. The view from the little restaurant was magnificent. You could see right across to the Pacific ocean and the waterfall in front. Well worth a visit on your way to the airport from Manuel Antonio. Not touristy at all.
  • If you want to see the diversity of plants and flowers in Costa Rica 🇨🇷 that's the place to go.

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