Mariposario Jardin Magico
Mariposario Jardin Magico
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Cultural Tours • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Eco Tours • Gardens • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Welcome to our Butterfly Sanctuary! Come, and you will leave in awe at the breathtaking, almost translucent way a butterfly looks, the changes in color that take place when the sun is shining on its velvety wings in such a manner that makes them radiate exquisiteness & grace. We dare you to accurately describe such a wonderful experience! Our mission is to educate about these elusive fragile creatures and their significance, halt effects of climate change, recover threatened butterflies, increase numbers of widespread species, inspire people to understand them, deliver butterfly conservation, as well as promote awareness and protection actions in our diverse ecosystem. Unfortunately some species of butterflies are threatened by the loss of their natural habitat. Get ready to experience the beauty of nature close hand and let your imagination run wild in this extraordinary place, which was created with lots of love & passion. Let the adventure begin - discover, learn, protect, marvel…
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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GlobalGal47
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico29 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
When my favorite restaurant in PV, Warique, closed down last year, I was sad. But our friends, the owners Krystian Krys and Fabian RS - had a dream they had to follow. And that was to open up a butterfly sanctuary in PV called Jardin Magico. So of course we had to be there opening day last week! What a magical place they’ve created! It’s about a 40 minute drive from downtown PV (we grabbed an Uber but you can also take a bus). It’s located on Rancho Tierra Madre in Campo Verde. They spent a year taking empty land and turned it into an amazing array of butterflies, plants and art. They will be offering tours for visitors and schools and will sell the butterfly cocoons to the 40 other butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico (most of whom buy their butterflies from Costa Rica since they are in too cold of a climate to raise their own).

Take a few hours and go explore this new and beautiful attraction in PV.

And a big Saludos to Krys and Fabian for a dream come true!!!

Their recommended shuttle service – Discover Vallarta, provides multiple daily round trips between Marina’s Walmart / Sam’s Club / Gallerias Plaza and our Butterfly Sanctuary Jardín Mágico. For your convenience, first pick-up is at 10:30AM and every hour thereafter from VIPS Restaurant parking area. Round-Trip Shuttle fare is only $130.00MXN / $7.00USD. 🙂 🦋 — at Jardin Magico.
Written March 17, 2020
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Dearest Sharon, thank you from the bottom of our hearts guys for visiting our butterfly sanctuary, it was awesome to see you guys. We're beyond happy to know you have enjoyed yourself and liked our little piece of happiness. As always, thank you for your encouragement, support, kind words and your beautiful smile. We're looking forward to your next visit! Abrazos!!!
Written June 28, 2020
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kennebunkport
New York City, NY26 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
My wife and I have been wanting to check out this butterfly sanctuary since they opened, but COVID lockdowns delayed those plans a bit. We finally got out there this week, though, and it was well worth the visit!

It’s a little off the beaten path in PV, so it felt wonderfully remote. The garden and sanctuary itself is in a large tented enclosure, and it has a path that winds you past a ton of different plants, flowers, and decorations. Amid them, butterflies are flying, and the guide that walked us through pointed out butterfly eggs on the leaves, and tons of caterpillars that we never would’ve seen if we were alone. The guide we had also was incredibly knowledgeable about all stages of butterfly life, and they even let my wife and I release two butterflies that had just hatched that morning. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend to visit and to support these guys.

If you go, just note that going earlier when they open is probably better (the guy at the garden even told us this). The butterflies were active for us, but they are more active in the morning. Plus, we went at 1pm in July, so it certainly was hot, especially since we were wearing masks. So if you go, perhaps consider going when they first open.
Written July 31, 2020
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Hi guys! Thank you SO much for visiting us and supporting our project! It was a true pleasure having you here and we can't thank you enough for allowing us to share our sanctuary of passion and love with you. We're super happy that you have learned a thing or two about our cute little creatures. We're looking forward to your return... Saludos from our entire Team here at the Butterfly Sanctuary Jardin Magico! :-)
Written August 14, 2020
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Jen Mendez
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
It was so awesome to have a tour in the mariposario and get all the learnings from our guide.
The museum truly embodies the care for butterflies and knowledge to have a place for butterflies to thrive.

They have a beautiful space, lots of plants, butterflies, iguanas, lizards, we just had a lot of fun!

And we got to release a newly born butterfly … how cool is that? You can put your name and intention and release it.

Thank you for this place who cares about nature, who cares about life and preservation.

Thank you!!!
Written November 29, 2022
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Hello We are very delight for your comment. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such wonderful feedback, it has made us all very emotional.... Thank you for allowing me to be your guide and share my deepest love and passion with you, I'm thrilled to hear you have learned a bit more about our local pollinators and have truly enjoyed your experience. Once again Thank you for supporting our project and looking forward to your next visit! :-)
Written December 4, 2022
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Cindy805Lompoc
Lompoc, CA9 contributions
Jun 2022
This was such a beautiful surprise. Don't judge a book by its cover. when you drive in, it is a little rustic and not clear where you should go but, it is right under your nose. The beauty of the butterflies is inside the building where the expertise and committment of staff is evident. They teach you about their mission and the native butterflies. We got to release butters in to the wild!
Written July 9, 2022
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Cindy, Wow, thank you very much for such wonderful review, you have made us emotional, thank you, thank you, thank you.... We're super happy you came to visit us and truly can't thank you enough for your kind words, visitors like you give us hope for a better future. Thank you for allowing us to share our knowledge, passion and love with you, it has been an honor. We hope you'll visit us again soon for more magical encounters with our irresistible and mystique little creatures.
Written July 10, 2022
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Danny Herrera
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend this very unique experience. Fabian’s passion & knowledge for butterflies along with his charisma and energy really made elevated the tour to another level. It’s a short drive from the center/boardwalk/hotel area.
Written July 5, 2022
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I don't know how to tank you for your visit, kind feedback, the 5 stars and the time you took to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. Thank you for visiting our magical butterfly sanctuary, we hope you have learned a bit more about those critically important to our ecosystem little creatures. Thank you for supporting our project and providing us with the opportunity to share our fascinating world of pollinators with you. Looking forward to your next visit! :-)
Written July 10, 2022
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Linde P
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Had a wonderful visit to the butterfly garden. We went there on Earth Day and it was a perfect way to celebrate nature. Our guide was very informative and we learned so much about the different kinds of butterflies, how the eggs are collected and how the mature butterflies are released.
The enclosed garden is beautiful, large variety of flowers and plants. It was so peaceful and a perfect way to view the butterflies.
Written April 23, 2021
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Yay!!! Thank you for the lovely feedback you gave us. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at our sanctuary – our Team will be thrilled when they hear about this. The satisfaction of our guests and patrons is our number one priority. Your experience just confirmed that our efforts are indeed worth it. So thank you again for the kind words, we appreciate the time you took for posting this feedback!
Written April 26, 2021
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Ben E
Overland Park, KS4 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
A little far but overall a great way to spend a couple hours. The guide was very good and knowledgeable, we learned a ton and the admission was cheap, they do research as well to help understand butterflies. Great place
Written January 3, 2021
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Hi guys! We're super glad to hear that you've enjoyed your experience at our Butterfly Sanctuary, you have wormed up our hearts this cold morning! It was a pleasure having over, thank you very much for your visit. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon!
Written January 4, 2021
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Dr_Coral
Daegu, South Korea8 contributions
May 2021
A magical place in a rural environment, perfect for a day of relaxation and learning. There are lots of butterfly species in the garden, and the best part is that they are not only there for entertainment, but the sanctuary is actually carrying out conservation work for these native species. I had the chance to get up close to a monarch (I carried it in my finger for almost an hour), which then left to be part of the surrounding ecosystem. The area surrounding the sanctuary has a lagoon where many water fowl and turtles live, and there is also a restaurant and a massage area.
Written May 2, 2021
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Dear Dr. Coral, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our Team will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put our conservation and environmental protection efforts along with our patron's experience and education as our priority behind the the project , and your review reaffirms the hard work, love and passion we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the world, we're very grateful.
Written May 3, 2021
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Journey780424
East Palo Alto, CA4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Excellent tour, learned a lot about butterflies, kids loved it a lot as well. Very informative, very knowledgeable guide, beautiful butterflies!
Glad we did it!

Keep in mind that the location is a bit remote with spotty coverage, so make sure you have return transportation arranged. We went by Uber but did not arrange for a return trip, and had trouble finding transportation on the way back, but the tour guide was very helpful and asked one of the waiting taxis from another customer to drop us to an intermediate spot from where we could catch a taxi back.
Written January 10, 2023
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Hi. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are super excited you and your family enjoyed the Butterfly Sanctuary 🦋. Thanks a million for allowing me to host you and show you all our love and passion for our ecosystem. We are super happy to assist all our costumers to find a ride back home :) Have a wonderful weekend Hasta luego!
Written January 13, 2023
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David Y
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico8 contributions
Jun 2020
A visit to Jardin Magico in early June exceeded my expectations. This is a great visit to see closeup the lifecycle of many beautiful butterflies. The enclosed space is beautiful with many species of plants important to the lifecycle of many different butterflies. Our tour guide spoke both English and Spanish which was necessary for me and my guest. I thought that I was very knowledgeable about butterfly lifecycles, but I learned a great deal.
Written July 20, 2020
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David, thank you SO much guys for visiting us, it was great to see you! Aww, muchisimas gracias for your kind words, we're very excited to know you have learn a bit more about butterflies, that's music to our heats. Thank you for taking some time to share your experience with others, we sincerely appreciate it. Until your next visit! Saludos and abrazos!
Written July 22, 2020
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