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Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Address: Carretera 200 Km. 24 | Cabo Corrientes, Puerto Vallarta 48447, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 322 223 6182
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Vallarta Botanical Garden was selected by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2013 as one of...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The botanical Gardens are lovely with good walks. The restaurant is spectacular with excellent food and one of the best marguerite that we had. Next time, we will get there earlier to explore the Gardens more thoroughly before dining!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We took the bus there from the hotel zone and it was quite a long ride. However we had been there before and it is one of our favorite places in Puerto Vallarta. We did most of the trails through the gardens before lunch. The lunch was very good but a bit pricey. The new Conservancy with the orchids was... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Take a trip here to see the beautiful flowers that grow in Mexico. Sample the hibiscus tea in the gift shop. Don't forget your camera and the bug spray!

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The garden is quite far from town but there are buses and taxis are reasonable. The garden is interesting and is going to be spectacular although a bit immature at present. We had lunch in the lovely restaurant. The Mexican food was good but the guacamole was to die for! Way better than we found anywhere else.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you only have a short time to explore the pv area, botanical gardens should be top five in your list. Head there with lunch plans in mind and enjoy a meal in their great restaurant. The setting is beautiful and romantic, enjoy the views! Make time to take a dip in the river below, it is the perfect end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful orchids.lots of trails to show the flora and fauna of the area.nice restaurant. Could use better bathroom facilities

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Long Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

(1) the restaurant with excellent dishes (including pizza) and (2) the newly opened orchid pavilion where native Mexican wild orchids are on display in a very tasteful setting. We all took the bus from downtown but opted to take a cab back ($300 pesos). This worked out very well for us.

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The trip to this botanical garden alone is amazing, along the Mismaloya coast and then into the dry tropical forest. Suddenly you see a Chinese style building on the right and shortly after you have arrived at one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I have ever seen! There is so much to do that you can easily spend all... More 

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missoula, mt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We took a local bus from Conchas Chinas for 20 pesos each way, super easy as the buses run every 15 minutes or so. The value was decent, the views from the restaraunt are excellent. Really good food and good marg. The trails are good and not an issue if you are able bodied. Unless you are really into botany... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you ever find yourself in PV, then don't miss a trip to the Botanical Gardens. As well as a small, but excellent display of local flora and fauna, and orchids, there is a short walk which shows of birds and butterflies. In addition to that, the restaurant there should not be missed. Good value and good food. The house... More 

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