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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
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

$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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we really enjoyed wandering the botanical gardens. There is lots of acreage and the entire place was fun. Our meal was good too. Will definitely take family when they visit PV... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we really enjoyed wandering the botanical gardens. There is lots of acreage and the entire place was fun. Our meal was good too. Will definitely take family when they visit PV with us.

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What can I add to a locations expections that lived up to what we hoped . Nothing went wrong in any way

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the bus here from the city, my son got carsick so watch out! Some quesedillas in the restaurant and we were back in business. The trails are lovely. The 'difficult' hike is not so hard and the bugs are not so bad. This place is great, we loved it!

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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These gardens are well worth a visit. Terrific facility with thousands of varieties of regional flora. Fruits, seeds, flowers of every hue and type. Check out the orchids! The bar/restaurant/gift shop is first class.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Magnificent setting with a great restaurant, the guide David provided an outstanding descriptive mini tour. The plant varieties, orchids, and Peace chapel are a must see.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time seeing the beautiful gardens and exhibits. There was a free guided tour included which explained much about what we were seeing. One can also wander the pathways that take you into the jungle or just around the cultivated areas. There is a beautiful restaurant onsite that is also worth visiting for a meal or light... More 

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little gem is tucked away in South Puerto Vallarta - you can get there with a very convenient taxi service. there are interesting buildings, a resident pair of military parrots, a gift shop/bar/restaurant where the service is excellent and the choices multiple. The bartender is especially friendly. Don't miss the river walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had read about this amazing place on trip advisor and it didn't disappoint in any way. It's just a 40 minute taxi ride from Puerto Vallarta. It cost us 1,200 Pesos for the return taxi journey and our driver waited for us outside the garden. Definitely spray with insect repellant and wear sturdy shoes as the trails are across... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is lovely day trip. The restaurant is a wonderful lunch spot with a great view. We have visited the gardens several times and are never disappointed. Don't forget bug spray.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great experience! Beautiful garden that was actually man made. Lots of great walking so bring comfortable shoes. We actually got the opportunity to partake in one of the guides tours by a great volunteer tour guide that was very knowledgable. He was very enlightening and educated the group about the background of the garden, to details of the plants, trees... More 

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