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Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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Address: Highway 200, Km 24, 30 min south of PV | Cabo Corrientes, Puerto Vallarta 48447, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 322 223 6182
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Description: The Vallarta Botanical Garden was selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism...
The Vallarta Botanical Garden was selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2013 as one of the "Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For". It's clearly Vallarta's best vacation value - only $80 pesos per person to enter (children 4-12 are admitted at only $20 pesos each and those younger are admitted free of charge with their parents/guardians). - Open 7 days/wk for the months of DEC, JAN, FEB, & MAR (except DEC 25 & JAN 1) - Open 6 days/wk for the months of APR through NOV (closed Mondays) Located at km. 24 Of the Palms to Pines Scenic Highway (Carr. 200) Just 30 minutes from Old Town Puerto Vallarta. To arrive on your own using public transportation, take the "El Tuito" bus at the corner of Aguacate and Carranza Streets in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Tell the bus driver you are going to the Botanical Garden "Jardin Botanico" and he/she will stop right at the Garden's entrance. The same bus offers return service to Puerto Vallarta (PV) with the LAST BUS TO PV AT 6 PM. The bus is currently priced at $20 pesos per person ($40 pesos round trip -- less than $3 USD). WHAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE: beautifully landscaped grounds, stunning plant collections, jungle trails, mountain river swimming, bird watching, Hacienda de Oro Visitor Center, Vallarta Conservatory of Orchids and Native plants, Holstein Tropical Plant House, Tillandsia House, Tree Fern Grotto, Palm Collection, Tropical Fruit Trees, Butterfly Gardens, cool "Sierra Madre" mountain breezes, gift shop, plant sales, Tequila tasting, Vallarta's most-popular destination restaurant (famous for brick-oven pizza & authentic Mexican cuisine with dining to the backdrop of jungle-clad mountains while overlooking the Horcones River and the gardens)... And much, much more!
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A Nice Day Trip

This Botanical Garden is quite lovely but a little pricey for its overall size. What I really enjoyed was the stream that runs through it. We ended up swimming in the waters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Vashon, Washington

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Vashon, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This Botanical Garden is quite lovely but a little pricey for its overall size. What I really enjoyed was the stream that runs through it. We ended up swimming in the waters. (so maybe bring a towel or a simple change) It is quite secluded. When we arrived at the pools people were just leaving, we stayed in about 45... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are in Puerto Vallarta, you must get over to the Botanical (Gardens. Not only is it breathtaking, but it has the best pizza on the bay...vanilla ice cream too.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fun day out with my mom. My mother loves plants and flowers so this was an excursion I took her on. We took a cab from the Sheraton down and easily caught the bus back. Last bus at 545ish. Gardens are beautiful, we were greeted by many staff members and offered complimentary Lemongrass tea on the deck. There are plenty... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was easily one of my favorite spots in the area. The views were magnificent, the staff was friendly, and the gardens themselves are very beautifully curated. I probably took more photos there than anywhere else we went on the trip. I only wish we had set aside more time; we arrived about 2 hours before closing time and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was such a great day. First time for my husband and he loved it. It was about 15 degrees cooler and felt less humid. We ate at the restaurant, had some guacamole and chips, very good. They gave us a free sample of their lemon grass tea. It was wonderful and refreshing. They take such great care of the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The botanical gardens in PV are beautiful. You can spend a whole day there taking in all the beauty. The staff are kind and happy to help. The views from the restaurant are absolutely incredible. Unfortunately we waited for the bus back to PV for 1.5 hours, at dusk. It was pretty nerve wracking. Luckily the folks from garden recognized... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

one of the best surprises about Puerto Vallarta is the botanical gardens... popping with color, with life..very well planned out, easily navigable, great photo ops with each step..easily able to spend an entire day there!

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Hello George K, Couldn't have said it better ourselves. Yes, a full day is highly recommended, if one is to take in all of the surprises awaiting at Vallarta Botanical Garden. Between hiking, swimming, smelling the flowers, and eating, there is hardly time to identify a few of the 100 bird species that make their home here, let alone time... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The location and staff were super friendly. The facility is outstanding and the gift shop/curio display/restaurant/bar in itself worth the visit. The sweeping panoramic view of the lush mountains and river stream below is magical. Several botanical garden structures dot the grounds and was a pleasurable experience to roam the grounds and follow the trails. The food alone in its... More 

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Hages73, While we know you left your heart in San Francisco, more and more visitors to Puerto Vallarta are leaving their hearts here at Vallarta Botanical Garden. Our chef and staff are committed to bringing you the finest pizza available on the planet, not to mention the rest of our extensive Mexican menu. It is our goal to satisfy... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We took the local bus from downtown Vallarta. After walking thru the gardens and hiking the side of the mountain we had a great lunch overlooking the river valley and mountains. The nachos and beer hit the spot. Well worth the visit.

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Chris G, Thank you for mentioning the local bus. We think that taking the bus should be part of the adventure for a day at Vallarta Botanical Garden. It's very easy to find the corner of Aquacate and Carranza and look for the bus that says Tuito or Botanical Garden. For 22 pesos, about $1.25 U.S. right now, your... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Absolutely worth the trip if you love a little hiking and enjoy nature. The restaurant features breath taking views of it all. Bring bug repellent!

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Madame Sow, We're pleased that you had an enjoyable visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden, and thank you for reminding our visitors that bug spray is very important. Yes, it's true that we are in a jungle, and with every jungle, bugs are included. For those who forget to bring the repellent, we offer a generous assortment of spray for... More 

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