Compared to the Botanical Gardens say in Rio, this more like a very large city park that happens to have a small zoo, an out-dated natural history museum (very small), and a few pleasant flower gardens. My husband and I enjoyed a stroll here with our daughter who we had not seen in several months. It was a wonderful place to walk hand-in-hand and enjoy each other's company, and I imagine it's a great place to get away from the hussle and bussle of the city, but it's not what I would consider a tourist destination. If a relaxing walk is what you need, this is a good place. Don't forget insect repellent. As soon as you leave the main path, you will need it! A good place to buy local crafts including jewelry and cloth bags. Taxis are allowed to pass through the gate and drop you off near the museum or the zoo. Our driver volunteered to wait and pick us up in two hours, and he showed up as promised to whisk us away to our next stop.