We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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
Closed now
See all hours
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!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Vallarta Botanical Garden Admission Ticket
More Info
and up
Botanical Garden and Tequila Tasting with Lunch
More Info
and up
Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Lunch on Playa Las Gemelas

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,331 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1479
  • 508
    Very good
  • 115
  • 14
  • 6
A Perfect Day

We've been to P V several times but this was the first time we visited the Botanical Garden. The Garden was not the most impressive Garden we've been to, but definitely worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Redding, California
Add Photo Write a Review

2,331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,122: English reviews
Redding, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been to P V several times but this was the first time we visited the Botanical Garden. The Garden was not the most impressive Garden we've been to, but definitely worth the bus ride a few miles south of P V. Upon entering, the young man gave us a stern warning about no-see ums and even though we sprayed... More 

1 Thank fogSKP
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good birdwatching. Nicely arranged and well tended garden. Beautiful Orchid bloom while we where there. Nice play for a nature walk an to see some of the native less disturbed habitat. Bring your bathing suit for a swim in the pools on the river.

Thank Ronald G
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice visit to the well taken care of Botanical Gardens. Spent about 3 hrs there. If you want to hike, there are many trails, but I didn't apply bug spray and the no see ums were out, so we visited the open gardens. The complimentary hibiscus tea was very good. Would visit there again. Took the... More 

Thank DianaD2D
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go early and have breakfast overlooking the lush green canyon and river. Watch the hummingbirds and butterflies while you enjoy their wonderful food. Then the gardens themselves are really great. A hike down to the river is fun too.

Thank vezelay
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sorry boring, bugs, and less flowers than OUR backyard we will not go back. Only thing cool was all the hummingbirds

Thank Brent B
VBGardens, General Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit, if we only knew that you were unsatisfied we would have gladly refunded your money. You should have said something to a manager, visitor satisfaction is our goal 100%. The approximately $5 USD dollars p/p that you spent coming in here is by far the most budget friendly tour available on all... More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
Level Contributor
118 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

Thank waggonerj
Brandon, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank geralddressler
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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!

Thank 0karla0
Carbondale, Colorado
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

Thank Nancy E
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

Thank pamelaelizabetha2015

Travelers who viewed Vallarta Botanical Gardens also viewed


Been to Vallarta Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vallarta Botanical Gardens and other visitors
33 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (33)

Questions? Get answers from Vallarta Botanical Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?