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Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Carretera Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km. 24 | Las Juntas y los Veranos, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo Corrientes 48447, Mexico
+52 322 223 6182
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Toddlers are admitted free of charge. 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 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. 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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Carretera Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km. 24 | Las Juntas y los Veranos, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo Corrientes 48447, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing and awesome garden and grounds with an excellent restaurant. It is a must do when in Puerto Vallarta.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent garden and there is always something to see. Beautiful gardens, lovely pathways and trails, nice gift shop and a great restaurant! Excellent margaritas as well. I come here every time I come to Puerto Vallarta.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The botanical gardens themselves aren't so impressive although the view and food at the restaurant made the visit worthwhile. The highlight of the gardens is the Jaguar walk which takes you through the jungle.

Thank Dasha Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens, walkways, gazebo buildings, etc.....we enjoyed several hours walking around. Then went into the restaurant with beautiful views and excellent food. They have some nice shopping available, sell vanilla,etc. Was cooler (up in "mountains") We went by taxi (who gave us much info on...More

Thank FrannyPatch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our second visit to PV, my husband and I were looking for an easy half-day trip to get a bit of a change of scenery from the beach and downtown shopping. I absolutely love flowers and plants and always die of envy whenever visiting...More

2  Thank NCVienna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 4 staying in Puerto Vallart. We made the decision to take a taxi out to visit the gardens and we're sure glad that we did. The taxi from old Town was only 350 pesos. The scenic drive itself was worth...More

2  Thank RLeopold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed seeing so many large butterflies in many areas of the gardens. We mostly kept to the main trail and went to the restaurant there for lunch. I can't say enough good things about here! The staff was very friendly...More

Thank carmen k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first attraction we went to on our second Thanksgiving getaway. We were surprised by the amount of work and enhancements made over the past year. The grounds are immaculate. The trails are well marked and there's eye candy everywhere. I would be...More

1  Thank TheBlum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plants are cool, people love them, my wife specially. I did the whole place, river walk as well. Really,fun and interesting. Now, the gem.... the restaurant is the b st I have seen in PV. Perfect service, excellentnfood and what a setting. So, if gardens...More

Thank Maurice Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens get more and more amazing with each passing year. We've been coming here for over 10 years and have watched the gardens develop at the clever hands of the owner. We took the short walk today along the Trogones Stream and related trails....More

1  Thank BeastiePV
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Marina S
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
We were there in mid July. It was stunning!
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Robert56P | Property representative |
The Gardens are one of Vallartas best attractions but you can't please them all
Andrew G
April 8, 2017|
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Response from exqueen | Reviewed this property |
As I recall the Gardens are open 9 - 5 every day but Monday. They are maybe a 15 minute drive south on 200 from Mismaloya.