Simply out of this world waterfall gardens in park like setting
This exceptional property is located between Manuel Antonio and Jaco, a 30 minute drive off the main highway in the most unique setting.
- Property: 46 Acres or 18 Ha, 6564.86 m2
- 7 Exquisite Waterfalls
- 2 Crystal clear rivers
- 2 Riverside beaches
- Numerous natural springs
- Interior roads
It is not uncommon to see an ox drawn cart meandering down the road or a friendly Tico selling produce in front of his house. Though it feels like you have traveled back it time, you are only about an hour from the tropical beaches and modern cities of Costa Rica. Privately owned for the better part of the last decade by a Texas business man, this land has been nurtured, reforested and manicured with the intent to make it sustainable and easily accessed. A variety of fruit trees have been planted, including Orange, Lemon, Coconut, Guanabana, Guava, Yucca, Cashew, and many more. A reforestation effort has also been made to bring back tree species that have become endangered. There is a grove of teak and many blooming plants planted to keep the local toucans and Scarlet macaws happy and abundant. Frequently spotted along the creek from the natural spring is a troupe or white faced monkeys. But what really make this land special is the incredible waterfall terraces which bring up the feeling that one is returning to the Garden of Eden. Surfers who visit the gardens comment that being near these waterfalls is similar to being in the tube of a great wave. Exhilarating and yet tranquil beyond words.
"Heavenly Waterfall Gardens" hosts the crisp, fresh rivers Arenal and Guarunal. These two rivers join in a spectacular cascade and flow on together creating a union that must be felt and experienced. The waters mix and bring us down to the lowest set of falls on the property called "Playitas" or little beach. Playitas is named for its sunny river sandbank, great for little ones to safely play. From the meditation overlook, if you are still and quiet you can observe the family of Jesus lizards and they literally walk on water under the 25 foot cascade. Just up river is the lap pool and small falls. A rocky stretch carved out perfectly for swimming in place when the current is right. The Junction where the rivers meet is the area closest to the entrance and loved by all who are privileged to visit the gardens. To the left is a stair stepping cascade with a waist deep pool at the base and picturesque backdrop. The adventurous will be rewarded by a short climb to the next level and set of splashing cascades. The "Jacuzzi" pool massages your back and shoulders and there is an abundance of showering cascades that steal away stress and fill your heart with pure life, Pura Vida! It is said the positive ions generated by water in motion has healing properties that prolong life and heals the sick. Back down to the junction we turn up river Arenal to Diamond Falls and Golden Pond. This dry rock riverbed is the center point of the property and the place most gatherings take place. There's plenty of room to spread out and barbeque, sunbathe and take a dip in the glass like water. The giant fresh water pool is 20 feet deep and beckons the thrill seeker to find the highest platform to dive from. The magic experienced from the natural cool air and power flowing from the waters leaves a lasting impression on everyone lucky enough to dive in and swim to the base of this 50 foot waterfall.
A short hike up the cliff brings you to the top of Diamond falls and a view of your friends barbequing on the rocks. Do you dare jump, or keep exploring? Just up the river is the most secluded pool and largest cascade in the farm. Atop these waterfalls is a stretch of river and entrance to the back 25 acres of the property. One fourth of this area has been planted with baby trees and is suitable for agriculture, livestock or private development. This is an attempt to communicate the beauty of this God made retreat and natural paradise, but the real value must be felt, the water beating the stress out of your shoulders, the sound of the cascades splashing by, the sparkling light dancing all around and the feeling of release and rebirth that fills your soul and invigorates your spirit after a visit. For more information please contact your Emerald Forest associate today. With over a decade in business here in Costa Rica we look forward to assisting you in a well-informed manor.
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