Pura Vida Gardens

PA4-365 | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | See Special Notes

from $99.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Costa Rica Rainforest Costa Rica Rainforest
You will see:

Moderate Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 5.25 hours

Tour Overview

Enter magical Pura Vida Gardens, voted number one in Central America by the Tropical Sierra Foundation and number one in Latin America by the Integrated Conservation Research Group. The expansive private grounds feature a mile of manicured walkways that reveal spectacular panoramic views around every bend. More than 60,000 flowering plants – including several species of orchids – a sparkling coastline and towering mountains serve as the backdrop to this verdant paradise, home to the tallest waterfalls in Costa Rica. As you stroll, delicate butterflies dance before you, and colorful parrots, macaws, toucans and parakeets chatter happily from the trees.


Your picturesque drive from port to Pura Vida Gardens is approximately 90 minutes and takes in small beach towns and lovely views of the Pacific coastline as the route climbs 2,000 feet to your paradise destination.

In the garden, use a zoom lens to capture the butterflies, birds and delicate floral blooms that fill your frame with color. Be sure to pose in front of the tallest waterfall in Costa Rica. And a photo stop at the Tarcoles Bridge is an opportunity to take a "selfie" with the largest population of crocodiles in the world, thriving in the waters below.

Pura Vida Gardens has a small gift shop that specializes in handicrafts and locally produced artwork.
Prior to returning to the ship, a stop at El Jardín Market will give you the opportunity to browse souvenirs, glassware and trinkets, sample delicious tropical fruit or taste a cup of Costa Rican coffee.

Local snacks available for purchase at the El Jardín Market include tropical fruits, Costa Rican coffee, and natural sodas.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from the ship

Travel time:01:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Transportation

Arrive at Pura Vida Gardens - Restroom break

Time at site:00:15
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):10

Guided Walk to Waterfalls and Gardens

Transport type:Walking
Time at site:01:15

Restroom break and snack

Time at site:00:25

Transfer to Tarcoles Bridge

Travel time:00:20

Picture stop

Time at site:00:20

Transfer to El Jardin Souvenir Shop

Travel time:00:10 Transport type:Air Conditioned Transportation
Shopping available?:Yes

Shopping and Restroom break

Time at site:00:30
Shopping available?:Yes

Transfer back to Pier

Travel time:01:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Transportation

Time for fruits and shopping at El Jardin

Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):30
Air conditioned?:Yes

Transfer back to pier

Travel time:00:50 Transport type:Air Conditioned Transportation

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Wildlife sightings, while common, are not guaranteed. Passengers should be in moderate or better physical condition. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a light raincoat and sunscreen. Tour may operate in reverse.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:
See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance
Wheelchair Accessibility:
See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility
Camera/Video Restrictions:
See detailed itinerary for information about camera restrictions

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