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Jardin Botanico La Laguna

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Address: Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
Phone Number: 22432012
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garden oasis

At $1.25 admission, this is a bargain. Prepare yourself for mosquitos, there is slow moving water, and you're sure to leave with at least a couple bites if you are uncovered.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

At $1.25 admission, this is a bargain. Prepare yourself for mosquitos, there is slow moving water, and you're sure to leave with at least a couple bites if you are uncovered.

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Livermore, CA
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Jardin Botanico is the place to go if you want to learn about the different types of plants that El Salvador grows. Beautiful place to spend some time to relax and enjoy nature. Inexpensive and it has a big play area for kids. My family loved this place. It has a cafeteria where you can buy lunch (it cost around... More 

Thank pepitaLivermore_CA
San Salvador, El Salvador
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We take our class here for a field trip every year. It is a little oasis in the city, and you can spend a lot of time wandering around. Plants are all labeled, and there is an impressive variety. There are iguanas, big fish, turtles, and all sorts of birds there, too. The playground area is big and the kids... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I visited the La Laguna Botanic Garden on a Sunday afternoon when there were a lot of families visiting the garden, getting shady relief from the hot sun and urban concrete. The kids--as all kids around the world-- were ecstatic with the little waterfalls, the bridges, the streams, the mosses, the frogs, and the sodas at the cafe at the... More 

Thank Linda K
Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This botanical garden was recommended to my boyfriend and me by our hotel (Arbol de Fuego- look them up!) and was only a short walk away- maybe 15 or 20 min. We visited the garden on our last afternoon in El Salvador and it was such a nice way to end an amazing trip. We walked in the garden and... More 

1 Thank MarBaz
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The gradens were very nice. They have walking trails that are clearly defined and easy to follow. There is a playground area for elementary age children and a restaurant.

1 Thank TravelJunkySoCal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cons - There are no local buses or taxis that go by this place on a regular. Recommend taking a taxi and having a taxi ready to pick you up as you leave. You can also ask the ticket person to call you a taxi. Pros - Beautiful garden Great vibe Nice place to relax

Thank Eliano S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's well worth the journey to have a quiet reprieve from the chaos of the city. Be sure to take the bus there. Walking from Zona Rosa is long and I had to stop like 15 times for directions! The gardens are beautiful and lush and have delightful ponds around. The iguanas are gigantic!!!

Thank Amanda V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Jardin Botanico La Laguna is beautifully landscaped and well planned. It is very peaceful, a bit cooler than the rest of the city, and it is a refuge from the bustle and pressures of San Salvador. There is a large variety of plant species from papyrus to giant bamboo to native indigo. Some are grouped in zones, or around... More 

Thank te_adoro_Zipi
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of lush and greenery, but I imagined more flowers. But for the price of admission it's a nice place to visit and bring children. The play area makes for nice picnics and feel free to bring a blanket and good book to spend an afternoon there. My friends and I went later on to buy plants and they had... More 

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