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Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km. 24 | Cabo Corrientes, Puerto Vallarta 48447, Mexico
+52-322-223-6182
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
Owner description: The Vallarta Botanical Gardens was just selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism Coalition as one of the Top 10 Gardens worth traveling for in 2013.... more » Owner description: The Vallarta Botanical Gardens was just selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism Coalition as one of the Top 10 Gardens worth traveling for in 2013. Vallarta's best vacation value- only $60 pesos entrance fee. Open 7 days a week from Dec 16th.-April. Closed Mondays May-Nov. Located on HWY 200 (The Palms to Pines Scenic Highway), just 30 minutes from Old Town. GETING HERE: To arrive on your own using public transportation, Please take the "El Tuito" bus at the corner of Aguacate and Carranza in the Romantic Zone. The bus will bring you to our entrance and back to Puerto Vallarta or you may take a taxi. LAST BUS TO PV IS AT 6. BE AT THE BUS STOP AT 6.WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE: Orchid Conservatory, Tree Fern Grotto, Jungle Trails, Native Mexican Plant Collection, Palm Collection, Tropical Fruit Trees, Bird Watching, Butterfly Gardens, Cool Sierra Madre Mountain Breezes, Mountain River Swimming, The Lost Mines of La Sierra Madre, ATV Tours, Gift Shop and Plant Sales, Tequila Tasting, Vallarta's most-popular destination restaurant, Hacienda de Oro, Famous for brick-oven pizza & Fine Mexican Food, dining in the mountains overlooking the river and the gardens! « less
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Punta de Mita, Mexico
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153 reviews 153 reviews
22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

As a travel agent now living in the Bay area of Puerto Vallarta, I always recommend the Botanical Gardens to my clients. Beautiful garden, wonderful restaurant and a not to be missed experience!

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Arequipa, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I was at the botanical gardens while ago, I was taken to the gardens by some friends. Great variety of plants, birds and lots, lots of Orchids. We've lunch a the restaurant upstairs and the food was delicious. It does helps when friends know the owner too. I'm visiting PV once more and I'll bringing two friends, I'm sure that... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful grounds, be sure to put on bug spray! Swimming in emerald waters, great views from the restaurant and terrific gift shop.

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San Jose, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took a local bus from the Romantic Zone and enjoyed our day on the many trails and Restaurant that is there. We sprayed our Bug repellent after we payed and before we entered, but we had over 60 bites each and I'm still scratching after a week!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very nice gardens surrounded by forest with trails food was good to. Tip if you take the bus on the way there sit on the left as you board that is the side with views. Only complaint is even the restraunt doesn't have wifi

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VBGardens, Front Office Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Vallarta Botanical Garden! The only way the Garden has access to the internet is through satellite connection, which is just enough to provide wifi to our staff! We are glad you had a good time at the Garden!! Muchas Gracias! VBG Staff More

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You need a car, take the bus or arrange a driver, but it is worth the effort. The plants are marvellous, there is a nice walk around the grounds, and it also has a cafeteria. Love the place.

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VBGardens, Front Office Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Vallarta Botanical Garden! It sounds like you had a good visit! Muchas Gracias! VBG Staff More

El Cerrito, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

On some trails we felt like we were hiking in a middle of a wild jungle on a narrow path that may serve a small tribe ( and not thousands of visitors.) Other areas were more specific: Identifying signs and plant collections. The top balcony restaurant was a fine way to end our visit.

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VBGardens, Front Office Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Vallarta Botanical Garden! We are glad you enjoyed your time walking through the jungle of the Garden! Muchas gracias! VBG Staff More

San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been traveling to Puerto Vallarta since 1972, probably once every decade. We visited recently and the Botanical Gardens were the highlight of my trip. Unfortunately we were on an excursion type which included a city tour and just a short visit to the gardens, about 1-1/2 hours, not enough to do everything. We would have been better off taking... More

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VBGardens, Front Office Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Vallarta Botanical Garden! To get to the Garden via bus is fairly easy. Take the bus labeled "El Tuito" or "Botanical Garden" at Aquacate and Carranza in old town Vallarta. Fare is currently $20 pesos and it takes approximately 30 minutes. Muchas Gracias! VBG Staff More

Torokbalint, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You need to drive a bit out of town but the drive itself is enjoyable as well. Very nicely done garden, definately do the walk don to the mall river. Spend a couple of hours if you can.

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VBGardens, Front Office Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Vallarta Botanical Garden! We are glad you enjoyed your day. Muchas gracias! Isabella More

Madison, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We got there a little early (web site says open at 9 AM, but it's really 10 AM!) so the manager, Neil (who was WONDERFUL to us!) told us to have a seat at the restaurant and coffee would be ready soon. In the meantime, we took in some beautiful scenery looking out from the second floor of the restaurant.... More

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VBGardens, Front Office Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for alerting us to the wrong information on the website-- it has now been changed to reflect our correct opening time. We are glad that you still had a good time at the Garden! Thank you for your review! VBG Staff More

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