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Jardin Botanico La Laguna

Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranked #15 of 27 attractions in San Salvador
Type: Gardens
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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

enjoyed a short visit where we observed lots of different types of plants and even saw some iquanas! a lovely way to spend a morning before it gets too hot.

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Morgan Hill, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The garden is an interesting place to chill if you want to get away and sniff the roses or whatever is in bloom. The park also has iguanas and a weird-looking creature called a Cotuza. I saw one feeding underneath a grove of trees near the entrance to the park. I enjoyed everything about this park and the fees are... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

A revelation in the city, this cool botanical garden, otherwise known as Plan de la Laguna sits at the bottom of a volcanic crater. Take bus 44 from the center, and ask the driver to let you off at the right spot, from where it’s a 1km downhill walk to the garden. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/el-salvador/san-salvador/sights/parks-gardens/jardin-botanico-la-laguna#ixzz2o7cFofom

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

After driving through an industrial park just to the west of downtown San Salvador, we reached the gates of El Jardin Botanico (Botanical Garden). After the entry fee of $1, and a map ($.35) we set off in the direction the orchid collection. It was vast, but not in bloom (orchids do not bloom on schedule, at least not a... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Not a ton to see here, but the staff are friendly and it's a nice place to walk around and get some green in your life. Attached to a nice nursery where you can purchase all kinds of plants.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

These gardens are located in the middle of a industrial area. It only costs a dollar to get in but elsewhere in the world a garden of this standard would be free. The giant bamboo area is worth a look but other than that I found the experience very average. Worth going if you have an afternoon to kill or... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a great place to take a break from the city. Although there can be noises from surrounding factories, it's like entering a new world. The plants are well maintained and the variety is wonderful. There are a number of benches and bridges and hangout spots to make for a relaxing visit. The cost is only $1 and definitely... More

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Toronto
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The gardens are a massive protected area within the busy city. We spent more than two hours there, even with a small child. There are massive bamboos, ponds with giant fish, and other impressive plants. It was more fun than I thought it would be.

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Miami
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The La Laguna park is located inside a huge dormant crater, and is bordered by the forested cliff of it, creating a beautiful landscape in a protected area. The park is within the metropolitan area of San Salvador, and offers a nice afternoon trip for families. Local plants are identified with plaques, and the trails are ample and well illuminated.... More

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Denver, CO
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The garden is in the middle of an industrial area in San Salvador, which makes it a little less peaceful (you can hear noise from factories across the street.) There are some beautiful plants here, but the grounds need a bit of attention and upkeep. Not bad for a quick visit (it's only $1), but nothing stellar.

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