Jardin is a lovely colonial town that starts becoming famous among the traveler community. That being said, you won’t meet lots of foreigners, especially during the low season.

I loved the friendly atmosphere in Jardin. Locals wear cowboys hat and are super welcoming. They sit and talk all day long, seated on colorful chairs in the vast and flowery main square while drinking their coffee. You should take at least 1 hour of your time to do the same.

Although there are some good coffee tours in Jardin, I consider that hikes and waterfalls are the icings on the cake. Short walks around Jardin are easily doable without a guide, and you will be amazed by the trek going to the waterfalls El Salto del Angel and Guacharos. Moreover, there are also a bunch of top-notch outdoor activities like canyoning and horse riding.

Once you’re exhausted because of your epic day, choose among a broad selection of good restaurants and devour a delicious meal. 

As you understand, Jardin deserves a lot more than a quick 2-day stay.

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Where to stay in Jardin

Jardin is a small town with different types of accommodations. You will find some little and affordable guesthouses and medium-size hotels. Tut-Tuks are all over the place, so it's not a problem if you're hotel is outside town. Still, the daily-life in Jardin is quite pleasant, so I suggest you picking one not too far away.

  • Sgt Pepper's

    Hostel

    Sgt Pepper's

    Little colonial house with a patio. Lovely owner who gives lots of tips. Excellent value for money.
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  • Ayahuasca

    hostel

    Ayahuasca

    It's a hostel-artist-house at 30 min walk from Jardin. Lots of cultural projects. Good vibes.
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  • La Boira

    Guesthouse

    La Boira

    Lovely hotel, 10 min walk. Excellent host. Delicious breakfast. Peaceful. Incredible views.
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  • Kantarrana

    Hotel

    Kantarrana

    Hidden hotel in the center. Basic rooms but gorgeous outdoors. Friendly owner and cool vibes.
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  • Passiflora

    Upscale

    Passiflora

    Upscale hotel in the center. Spacious and comfortable rooms. Top-notch services and facilities.
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  • Plantacion

    Upscale

    Plantacion

    Modern, cozy and eco-friendly. Best massages and delicious meals. Excellent atmosphere.
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Things to do in Jardin

Although you could visit Jerico in 1 day, I don't recommend it! You will find many activities to do around - with or without a guide - and the atmosphere in Jerico is quite magical. You don't want to do it in a hurry. Book some tours, drink many cups of coffee, and eat in your favorite restaurant.

  • Camino Real

    Hike

    Camino Real

    A short hike around Jardin, 2 h. It's a loop. Lovely viewpoints. Charco Corazon + La Garrucha.
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  • El Santo

    Hike

    El Santo

    A short and steep hike to the Christ. Great view and a lovely cafe at the top. 1h.
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  • La Escalera

    Hike

    La Escalera

    1.5 h walk on a dirt path through the green hills to reach the waterfall la Escalera.
  • Main Square

    Linger

    Main Square

    Lots of delicious cafes around the main square. Sit and observe the local's daily life.
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  • Birdwatching

    Cock of the Rock

    Birdwatching

    There is a little reserve for you can observe Cock of the Rock birds at dusk. Fun & cheap.
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  • Canyoning

    Extreme sport

    Canyoning

    La Escalera is perfect for learning a new experience: Canyoning! 15 - 25 m down.
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  • Salto Angel

    Waterfall

    Salto Angel

    A full day hike where you pass by jaw-dropping sceneries. 8h. Different waterfalls. Amazing
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  • C. Esplandor

    Waterfall

    C. Esplandor

    Well-known and impressive waterfall. Short hike + Jeep. Only 1 agency manages this tour.
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  • Tamesis

    Multi-day hike

    Tamesis

    Become an adventurer and hike with a local guide for 2 days to reach Tamesis, another town.
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  • Paragliding

    Extreme Sport

    Paragliding

    You must go to Andes if you want to do some paragliding. It's 30 min away from Jardin by car.
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  • Coffee tour

    Cultural

    Coffee tour

    Los Angeles offers a nice coffee tour on its farm. Authentic and Lovely. Learn about them.
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  • Horse riding

    Tour

    Horse riding

    Locals use horses to carry their merchandise. There are many cool paths you can take.
  • Massages

    Wellness

    Massages

    Excellent massages for an affordable price. The parlor is situated inside the hotel Plantacion.
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