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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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Vallarta Botanical Garden Admission Ticket
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$48.00*
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Botanical Garden and Tequila Tasting with Lunch
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$75.00*
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Guided Scenic Bike Ride from Puerto Vallarta to Puente Horcones
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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 6 days ago

Incredible botanical gardens. Everything is so lush, many exotic plants. Nice trails to explore. Beautiful displays and very nice gift shop. My only complaint is that I wish they opened earlier. We arrived when they opened at 10:00 and by that time it is already...More

Thank Ang L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the botanical garden as we needed a day "off" from the beach and sun, our kids had pretty bad sunburns. I found out about this place from a mom blog while looking up activities to do with kids. We got there pretty...More

Thank Martha P
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Martha P, Thank you for bringing the family to Vallarta Botanical Garden. You are correct that a full day is required to really enjoy all that we offer here at VBG. The trip from Nuevo Vallarta does take a full hour, but the trip...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to visit and had an excellent experience. I did not know that there were so many types of Birds of Prey and they were absolutely beautiful. The Orchids were also wonderful and to think that so much is done here by volunteers....More

Thank CityJohn
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear CityJohn, Thank you for your visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. Not only are we rated one of the Top Ten Gardens Worth Travelling for in North America, but ornithologists from the world over are making VBG a destination place to study the 200+ bird...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite sounding like "something for the old people", my kids loved this place. This was one of the highlights of our family vacation (with kids 10, 12 and Grandparents 70's). The food/ drinks were fresh and excellent, reasonably priced. The avocado and honey salad with...More

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VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello stlouismomma, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden, and especially for making this a family day. Away from the hustle bustle of downtown, VBG offers the perfect setting for families to share quality time, and without interruption (what a concept!). The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took bus from Romantic Zone (take bus going to TUITO - 25 pecos pp each way and takes about 45 min depending on traffic) and 150 pecos each for admission . . . nice to walk amongst the flowers in the conservatory and along main...More

Thank iamacdntraveller
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear iamacdntraveller, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden, and special thanks for choosing to bring the bus. It's really the first part of the day's adventure, and drops our guests at the front gate. Thanks too for reminding our guests to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my goodness this was a treat, I love plants, birds, butterflies and good food. Wasn't expecting to have such a nice lunch, but the food, I had shrimp tacos, were delicious. My husband had quesadillas and he really enjoyed his! I look forward to...More

Thank 4025NOMAR
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello 4025NOMAR, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. You quickly discovered that the organized tours are a great way to be introduced to VBG, but we always recommend a full day to savor all that we have to offer. Photographers, birders,...More

Reviewed June 21, 2017

What a beautiful place. You could spend days exploring the gardens, trails and watching the hummingbirds, orioles and 50+ other species of birds. Be sure to get a little hummingbird feeder to hold in your hand and within minutes the hummers will be feeding right...More

Thank TJ D
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello TJ D, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. Many of our visitors are birders who make VBG a destination of great significance. We actually are home to many of the 200+ species of birds which can be viewed here at...More

Reviewed June 20, 2017

We were so glad we came to these gardens. We caught the bus from town, like they recommend. It was a fun bus ride (we recommend avoiding the back of the bus for a less bumpy ride) along a beautiful stretch of coastline. (And much...More

Thank beldos
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello beldos, Thank you for making your recent trip to Vallarta Botanical Garden a family day. The bus is definitely the first part of the adventure on the way to VBG and drops our guests right at the front gate. Yes, 25 pesos per person...More

Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is one of the best and most interesting Botanical Gardens we have been to. Great food and drink, and many paths with stunning flower and vegetation. Definitely worth the drive (about an hour from downtown - south).. there is a small entry fee, but...More

Thank Jeff R
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jeff R, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. We're always delighted to hear from people who have taken time to visit many of our hiking trails and then enjoy a meal in our beautiful terrace restaurant. Many families find the...More

Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

The Gardens were pretty, but disappointing. It is the end of the dry season in Puerto Vallarta, so the gardens are not as lush. We also arrived around noon, which was very hot and humid. There were several different pretty areas, but so many of...More

1  Thank Debbie E
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Hello Debbie E, Are you sure you were at Vallarta Botanical Garden? While we do have many floral pavilions with plant themes, and many plants in containers, this is but a small portion of our 70-acre habitat. Most of our hiking trails take our guests...More

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M D
June 6, 2017|
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The Gardens are one of Vallartas best attractions but you can't please them all
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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.
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123ara
March 30, 2017|
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Response from maclab | Reviewed this property |
Michael gave the correct information. They also sell their own mosquito mixture at the entrance. This is a must if you wish to walk on the trails. Great food in the restaurant. Well worth a trip.
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