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Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls

1000 Bijagual Road, Jaco 00423, Costa Rica
+506 2645 1001
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Very nice gardens

Excellent place to visit with a nice cafe and excellent views. The drive up there is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brawford
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful gardens and views of Jaco

Very nice botanical gardens with views of Waterfalls. Walkways can be very steep and slippery due... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia M
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Orange, California
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Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls is unique in Costa Rica. It is truly a "Visual Masterpiece". The gardens begin with the natural beauty of Costa Rica and four waterfalls in the property with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. To this millions of plants, flowers and orchids from all over the world have been added. Manicured walkways meander long a river and at the crest of the mountain which make the entire 50 acre gardens accessible to all. Have lunch in our restaurant and browse the gift shop that offers authentic Costa Rica gifts.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 05:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1000 Bijagual Road, Jaco 00423, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 1001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit with a nice cafe and excellent views. The drive up there is very picturesque as well with lots of good views on route.

Thank brawford
pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Brawford, Thank you for your nice review of Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls. I hope to see you again sometime. Sorry you were a couple days early, we have had lots of monkeys in the gardens for the past couple days. Thanks again, David Stannard

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice botanical gardens with views of Waterfalls. Walkways can be very steep and slippery due to rains so wear shoes with a grip. Lunch is an extra $5 and well worth it. Only downfall is the steep dirt road that you must drive up...More

Thank Cynthia M
pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cynthia, Thank you for the nice review of Pura Vida Gardens. Hope to see you again soon. They are starting on smoothing the road out this comming Saturday. We are paying for it so it will happen. Thanks, David Stannard

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Quite a car climb to get here, but it's gorgeous. Manicured flowers, bushes, trees - like a tropical paradise. Our tour included a buffet lunch - quite good.A small gift shop for those who have limited time in Costa Rica. Friendly American proprietor. In short,...More

Thank DEP3
pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear DEP3, Thank you very much for your nice review of Pura Vida Gardens. I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope we meet again. David Stannard

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Best gardens I have ever seen in my life. Lots of animals, birds, beautiful Macaws, monkeys and great views

Thank josepcarter
pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Jose, Thank you for the great review of Pura Vida Gardens. If i remember correctly I should have charged you more because you were here all day, LOL Hope to see you again, David

Reviewed 27 May 2017

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 views and who could forget the birds. We were lucky enough...More

Thank Bransty26
pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Bran, Thank you for visiting Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls and thank you for your nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Trip advisor has name our view from our restaurant, Adventure Dining as the 3rd. best in the world. Cindy and I are really...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

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. Heard an owl, but never saw him, darn it!...More

Thank mnhsrq
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 amazing- we loved it!

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pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Grerchen, Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review. I am glad you liked the gardens. Maybe our path will cross again sometime, I hope so. David and Cindy

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Puta vida garden is a treasure created by its owner, David & Cindy Stannard. The garden is extensive and has a wide variety of both native and imported plantings. It is best to tour with a naturalist who can narrate the tour and answer questions....More

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pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Lawrence, Thank you very much for your nice review of Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls. I am glad you enjoyed yourself. We have had a very dry season and the waterfall is not much to brag about but I'm happy you liked the gardens, which...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

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.

1  Thank Errol A
pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Errol, Thank yoy very much for your good review. I'm glad I was here when your family came. It made my day better David Stannard

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We hired a taxi to take us up to this wonderful garden! A wide variety of flowers and birds flying wild that will keep you entertained and exercised for a couple of hours. Our , driver was so nice and proud to show us his...More

Thank Marilyn G
pvgardens, Owner at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Marilyn, Thank you for your nice review. It was nice hving you here at the gardens. Hope to see you again. David

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Melissa D
11 July 2017|
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Response from dcstannard | Property representative |
Unfortunately there is no bus service that comes close to the gardens. Taxi or rent a car Is about the only way. When you get to Jaco call me at the gardens at 2645-1001 and Maybe make something happen. Thanks David... More
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cgudino117
11 April 2017|
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Response from pvgardens | Property representative |
Hello, The gardens are really pretty and having lucnh overlooking the Ocean is great. There is much to do in our the area of Jaco and Manuel Antonio. I am sure you will be more than happy
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EcuadorExPat
1 March 2017|
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Response from pvgardens | Property representative |
100's of birds were seen here last Sunday by the Texas birding club. National Geographic counted 189 in Dec,2016
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