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Jardin Botanico La Laguna

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Address: Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
Phone Number: 22432012
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Botanical Gardens La Laguna and Boqueron National Park
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garden oasis

At $1.25 admission, this is a bargain. Prepare yourself for mosquitos, there is slow moving water, and you're sure to leave with at least a couple bites if you are uncovered.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

After going downtown this was a great stop. Beautiful garden with small ponds with fish and many plant types and plenty of birds. Many great spots to sit in the shade and enjoy the peace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

This is not a great botanical garden. It's OK but not really that big or impressive. It's also a bit of a pain to get to. It made a pleasant stroll as such gardens always do, but I've been to many WAY better.

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was the first place we visited in San Salvador. We walked from our hotel about 20 minutes to reach it. We loved the shady respite and place to catch up after a long night of flying. We had a soft drink from the canteen and watched locals feed the fish and turtles. It was interesting to learn about some... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

At $1.25 admission, this is a bargain. Prepare yourself for mosquitos, there is slow moving water, and you're sure to leave with at least a couple bites if you are uncovered.

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Livermore, CA
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Jardin Botanico is the place to go if you want to learn about the different types of plants that El Salvador grows. Beautiful place to spend some time to relax and enjoy nature. Inexpensive and it has a big play area for kids. My family loved this place. It has a cafeteria where you can buy lunch (it cost around... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We take our class here for a field trip every year. It is a little oasis in the city, and you can spend a lot of time wandering around. Plants are all labeled, and there is an impressive variety. There are iguanas, big fish, turtles, and all sorts of birds there, too. The playground area is big and the kids... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I visited the La Laguna Botanic Garden on a Sunday afternoon when there were a lot of families visiting the garden, getting shady relief from the hot sun and urban concrete. The kids--as all kids around the world-- were ecstatic with the little waterfalls, the bridges, the streams, the mosses, the frogs, and the sodas at the cafe at the... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This botanical garden was recommended to my boyfriend and me by our hotel (Arbol de Fuego- look them up!) and was only a short walk away- maybe 15 or 20 min. We visited the garden on our last afternoon in El Salvador and it was such a nice way to end an amazing trip. We walked in the garden and... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The gradens were very nice. They have walking trails that are clearly defined and easy to follow. There is a playground area for elementary age children and a restaurant.

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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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