GETTING TO PARADISE TROPICAL GARDEN
The garden is located 3/4 mile west of Rio Claro, you can come by taxi or by bus. In the past there have been some problems with the taxies overcharging the tourist so if you come by taxi please make sure both you and the taxi driver understand the price. There is a bus leaving Golfito about every 1/2 hour which goes through Rio Claro. All the buses leaving Golfito with the sign Ciudad Neiily or Frontera go through Rio Claro. You pay when you get on the bus and tell the driver "Rio Claro" and he will charge you about $0.50 or less depending on the bus. From Rio Claro you can walk to the garden in about 15 minutes or get a local taxi for about $1.00 to $1.50. You can usually get a collective taxi to return to Golfito for about $1.25 per person or take the bus.
The following map is to help you find your way to The Paradise Tropical Garden. From Golfito to Rio Claro it is about 13 miles. Rio Claro is located on the Pan-American Highway. From Rio Claro one goes west on the Pan-American highway for about 3/4 mile and you will come to the big bridge over Rio Largarto. You cross the bridge and take the road to the right at the end of the bridge, the garden is 200 yards ahead. Before getting to the garden you will pass a house, a small bridge, a school and then the garden.
Numbers on the map: 1 - Rio Claro, 2 - Bridge over Rio Lagarto, 3 - Paradise Garden
The garden is open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The food and medicinal plant presentation is only set up between 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We recommend that you visit the garden in the morning as we usually get showers in the afternoon. For more information please call: 789-8746
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