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Jardin Botanico

Address: Barrio Venezuela | intersection of routes 1 and 847, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 763 4408
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Ranked #47 of 176 things to do in San Juan
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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Arnold, Maryland, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Enjoyed walking around the greenery and seeing the sculptures and trees. Saw more wildlife there than we did in El Yunque! It was free and easy to access (you do have to follow the driving directions - it is not the kind of place you just happen by, and the roadside signs are a bit rough) It was a perfect... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I know some people have left negative reviews about the botanical gardens in Puerto Rico, but I find the place amazing, and here's why. Most botanical gardens are very beautiful but completely artificial. What I like and love about the one in Puerto Rico is that as you walk by, you're not looking at flowers someone planted and arranged, but... More 

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Puerto Rico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 

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Merritt Island
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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267 reviews 267 reviews
233 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

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.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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