Pura Vida Gardens

  • Port

    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Cost


    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5¼ Hours

  • Meals Included


Enjoy the Pura Vida Gardens named the number one garden in Latin America by Integrated Conservation Research Group and the number one garden in Central America by the Tropical Sierra Foundation. This garden, unique to Costa Rica, is a visual masterpiece. The design begins with the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s spectacular flora, fauna, waterfalls and views of the Pacific and adds thousands of species of plants.

You will see a wide variety of orchids, not only from Costa Rica but from all over the world. The manicured walkways meander along a river or at the crest of a mountain and are easily accessible to people of all ages and levels of fitness.

There is an easy walk to see the tallest waterfall in Costa Rica. The panoramic views of the Pacific coastline are spectacular, thanks to the elevation at which the gardens are situated. This allows you to see miles of coastline, islands, and the Nicoya peninsula.

Due to the many flowering plants, butterflies are abundant in their natural setting. The gardens are also a bird watchers paradise.

Many bird watching clubs have mentioned this spot as the best vantage point for bird spotting in all of Costa Rica.

Enjoy a snack at the gardens restaurant and a chance to browse the gift shop before going back to the ship.