San Gerardo de Rivas is a village of gardeners and The Secret Gardens
(Jarines Secretos) botanical gardens represent several decades of lovingly tended plant collections. Meander the many paths winding through the orchids, bromiliads, heliconias, and flowering trees. Benches are scattered throughout so that you can enjoy the spring-fed pools and abundant bird life.
Stop at Shirley's garden patio restaurant for a lovely lunch or cool smoothie. Entrance fee is 2500 crc per person with a 500 crc discount with lunch purchase.