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Jardin Botanico La Laguna

Address: Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranked #17 of 42 things to do in San Salvador
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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!!!

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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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was surprised at how good this botanical garden was. It was well maintained and clean. There was a kiosk and clean bathrooms. The paths were extensive and a map was given at the entrance. There are turtles and iguanas wandering around. The range of flora is impressive and the staff courteous and welcoming as almost everyone in this beautiful... More 

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Ahuachapan, El Salvador
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The children loved watching the many turtles in the lake, and there was a family of enormous iguanas that kept us fascinated for a while. The garden centre at the opposite end to the car park is incredibly cheap and extensive. The play area near the entrance was shady and a good place for a picnic, even if half the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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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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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 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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