We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jardin Botanico

Barrio Venezuela | intersection of routes 1 and 847, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 763 4408
Improve this listing
75%
Ranked #34 of 94 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Attraction details

Hotels near Jardin Botanico

Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    28
    13
    8
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

San Juan has few parks to get away from all the cement, traffic, noise so this botanical garden is a lovely retreat. Lots of beautiful old trees, exotic flowers and ponds full of turtles among bamboo. The one thing lacking is a cafeteria but you can bring a picnic and make a day of it. It's great for kids who... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you love your mother... nature this is the place to come and spent quality time with her. Ponds, plants, flowers, trees, birds and just right in the middle of metro area. Runs by the University of Puerto Rico Jardin Botanico is home for the President office. Relax and walk around. Mingle with nature and take a breath away of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The grounds were gorgeous, and walking along the paths by the ponds provided us with a few dozens photos of birds, fish, turtles and one very friendly heron. There were lizards everywhere, and lots of colourful flowers and interesting leaves ( what can I say...I'm a horticulturalist and this is the kind of place I love). The price was great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were amazed at the beauty and diversity of the gardens. We had visited the rain forest the day before with our tour guide Jack Ramon. Even though the park was crowded, Jack steered us to areas few visit with natural pools and waterfalls. The Next day he took us to the Jardin Botanico and it was really unbelievable. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Merritt Island
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had a little time to kill before our flight back home and we saw this place on the map. It was so quiet, peaceful and beautiful. They have done an amazing job to make this place, worth the time to go if you are looking to spend a couple hours a tranquility.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
240 reviews 240 reviews
209 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

this garden started life as a agricultural station and it,s not the most beautiful tropical garden I have ever seen but still worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
auburn,WA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Free admission. Spent a few hours walking among mature trees. Some of the largest bamboo and palms I have ever seen. Lots of turtles and birds.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located in Rio Piedras in the Puerto Rico University site. Beatuful tropical Gardens for relaxation and have a good time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A beautiful place to relax. The nature is green and wanderful good weather. Is a good place to do with the family

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CT
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
108 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

It cost me $25 each way from our hotel to go to this place but I have been to botanical gardens around the world an usually really enjoy them. This one is quite nice but walking around on your own you just don't get the full feel for it. Plus all the signs on things are in Spanish, so if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 12

Travelers who viewed Jardin Botanico also viewed

San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Jardin Botanico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing