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Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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Address: Highway 200, Km 24, 30 min south of PV | Cabo Corrientes, Puerto Vallarta 48447, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 322 223 6182
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$100 pesos (6USD) per person, children 4-10 are only $50 pesos each and...

$100 pesos (6USD) per person, children 4-10 are only $50 pesos each and those younger are admitted free of charge with their parents/guardian. Tours to the gardens are available but not necessary, its easy to come on your own and cheaper. 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". - 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 $25 pesos per person ($50 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, Rhododendron House, Holstein Tropical Plant House, Tillandsia House, Tree Fern Grotto, Palm Collection, Tropical Fruit Trees, Butterfly Gardens, cool "Sierra Madre" mountain breezes, gift shop, Swimming in a crystal river, 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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A special treat in the mountains not to be missed

Afternoon treat with one of my favourite places - the botanical gardens. Beautiful, peaceful stroll around the gardens which are still in full summer bloom with butterflies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Afternoon treat with one of my favourite places - the botanical gardens. Beautiful, peaceful stroll around the gardens which are still in full summer bloom with butterflies everywhere and, the best part, a dip in the icy fresh water of the delicious swimming hole along the river walk. Getting here is firstly along the South Shore which offers views that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are towards the end of our trip in PVR and wanted to get out of the condo. We've been battling "helpful" natives all week and needed a low stress environment. The gardens were perfect. And, to our surprise, the restaurant on site is near the top of our favorites. Don't leave town without taking a stroll through the botanical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our visit to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Wear hiking shoes and bring your swim suite!!!

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Dear KjYuma, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. Our many hiking trails offer a great jungle adventure, and we always recommend good hiking shoes or boots. While gentle trails are available between the pavilions, don't miss the true jungle walks. A great ending to a day of hiking is definitely to refresh and cool off in... More 

Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gardens are heavenly, with the beauty of tropical flowers, orchids and different species of butterflies. The butterfly garden was amazing! A friendly atmosphere from all that work there. Starting with the entrance ticket seller to the wait staff in the restaurant. The food was fabulous as we watched, up close, the hummingbirds at their feeders. The owner was available... More 

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Melanie R, Thank you for your lovely compliments about our staff. We have been blessed with a staff whose primary goal is to make your day one of a lifetime. The hummingbirds are all waiting to be fed at your table while you are between bites of our delightful cuisine. You are right that the owner, Bob Price is... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the bus out from the romantic zone - takes about 30 mins and loved the gardens - lots of variety and information, and there are several sections with different themes which were simply stunning. A river runs through it, so bring you swim wear and bug spray IS a must :)

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Hello DavidAway, Thank you for bringing the bus to Vallarta Botanical Garden. For about 20 pesos, it's definitely one of the best advnture rides in all of Mexico, and it drops you right at our gate. Our many pavilions are always here to place, and the ever changing floral exhibits never cease to please the senses. After swimming in our... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside of busy Puerto Vallarta, Mexico seaside town is this wonderful Botanical Garden that serves up lush gardens and restaurant with view killer view of the mountains, if you listen carefully one can hear the river running just below you while you'll feasting on nice lunch. Caution: bring mosquito repellent, you may get bitten. the shop to purchase items... More 

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Hello NSalsa, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. Many find solitude and joy in the escape from the busier pace of Puerto Vallarta. Of course we are in the jungle, and the jungle does have a few insects. An insect repellent is always wise, just in case. Many of our frequent visitors are here for our... More 

McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there during low season. There was one couple leaving when we pulled up. that was the only other people we saw in the gardens. We met Roberto who (I think) runs the place. He mentioned there was a huge rain storm the night before (8 inches). They were out cleaning up the trails. The place is more natural... More 

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Shawn T, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. While it's true that a late summer visit to VBG may bring showers, a little humidity, and lots of heat, you also recognized the opportunity to literally having VBG all to yourself. Moments of such solitude are becoming priceless on our busy planet. You probably did meet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful day at the Gardens. We took a local bus to the gardens and then back. What an adventure. It was a rainy day and overcast, but we had a lovely time. There were many hummingbirds in the gardens. We enjoyed the orchids, bromeliads, ferns, succulents, gingers, my husband loved the vanilla trail. Lunch in garden restaurant... More 

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Hello pamandrod, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. A rainy day is a perfect time to enjoy lunch in our fabulous terrace restaurant, while enjoying the Garden and the mountains beyond. Our staff is always dedicated to making your day one to remember. More 

Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was gorgeous and had a great combination of beautiful flowers with butterflies and a plethora of plants but also with a good mix of trails. There are some easy ones and more difficult ones. I didn't find the difficult hikes to be too bad and none are super long. I think the hardest part was the humidity and... More 

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Dear jmh15, Thank you for your excellent review of a day spent with us here at Vallarta Botanical Garden. The only thing that would have made it perfect would have been a great meal in our fabulous Hacienda de Oro. True that you were here during the rainy season when trails might be a bit wet or muddy. Our fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a stop on the Hidden Mexico tour by Vallarta Adventures. Wow, I will be back to spend more time. New sights and sounds for me as I'm from the desert Southwest of US. Loved it and loved all the tours by Vallarta Adventures.

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Suzanne P, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden while touring with Vallarta Adventures. You are right on target to get a "feel" for the possibilities via the tour companies and then making time to make it a day with us here at VBG. You had no time to enjoy the many floral pavilions, hiking trails,... More 

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