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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
+52 322 223 6182
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Puerto Vallarta will not be complete without a tour of their Botanical Gardens. We decided to catch a cab to save time and hop onto a non air conditioned bus with the locals to enjoy the scenery on this 26 km narrow...More

1  Thank NyonyaLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes Vallarta Botanical Gardens are technically out of Vallarta technically though not for residents or tourists . The people of Puerto Vallarta consider the gardens part of Vallarta ! A gorgeous bus ride away .

1  Thank 6,859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good visit. The birds were also amazing to see. The plants! And a great lunch at hacienda de pro.

Thank JimB_CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always visit the gardens when I am in Puerto Vallarta. A short drive from PV on the bus or taxi. Usually visit every November - enjoyed their restaurant and the hummingbirds that live there amongst the orchids and jungle growth. I have no idea...More

1  Thank pzwolfDrumheller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two hours here enjoying everything from the butterfly section, to the on site chapel to a trail thru jungle so dense it felt like it was deep and far from civilization. It even had a suspended bridge. This was a little bit of...More

Thank RamblinDogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens are just a short, beautiful drive from Puerto Vallarta and are not to be missed. Please don't let the name mislead you. There is a whole lot more to the gardens than just gardens 👍. It's a great place to take the...More

1  Thank Faye C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a taxi from Hyatt Ziva for a reasonable price, and really enjoyed our time here. Some nicely paved areas for those who are less adventurous, as well as difficult trails down to the river for others. Bring water shoes and/or a swimsuit to...More

1  Thank ShazDenise
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We came here as part of a trip. When we first walk down the path it was so peaceful and stunning. We went up to the shop where the view was breath-taking and we were lucky to see the Humming Birds which was amazing. There...More

1  Thank Thomson74
VBGardens, Public Relations Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Thomson74, Thank you for your recent visit to Vallarta Botanical Garden. Many of our guests come frequently just for the fabulous food and views from our terrace restaurant, and of course, to dine with the hummingbirds. At this season, early day visits are recommended,...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The Vallarta Botanical gardens was a major highlight of my trip. The flowers were beautiful, and the garden was huge and great for exploring. Lots of trails through giants old trees and beautiful plants. I also didn't realize before arriving that there's a river that...More

Thank Gracethompson
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had a lovely stroll through the gardens followed with snacks and margaritas at the restaurant. Beautiful spot, hummingbirds come right up to your table.

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Marina S
24 August 2017|
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Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
We were there in mid July. It was stunning!
6 June 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
8 April 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.