Vallarta Botanical GardensCurrently Closed
- Address: Carret. Barra De Navidad Km. 24, El Tuito, 48400 Jal., Mexico, Puerto Vallarta
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +52-3222236182
- Ticket Price: 100 MXN
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
This is an interesting attraction - it doesn't try to overplay its assets; rather it seeks to maximise the visitor's experience. Set over 20 acres of land, the garden demonstrates the Tropical Dry Forest Biome, cultivating trees such as oaks, bromeliads, agaves, cactus and wild palms. Winding hiking paths course through these plants, and on your walk, you ought to spot a great variety of orchids. Birdies may want to cast their gaze higher if they want to catch sight of the thriving avian population in the morning and evening. The Rio Horcones flows along the edges of the gardens and you are welcome to take a dip. After you've checked everything out, make sure to have a nibble and a sip at the on site restaurant, which has glowing reviews from everyone - it's a real Mexican country kitchen.
- Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellant, swimsuits, cash
- Free for under 4.
- Drive to here.
- At corner of Carranza and Aguacate streets, catch bus to El tuito, which leaves every 30 minutes.
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66.6% of people who visit Puerto Vallarta include Vallarta Botanical Gardens in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
86.98% of people start their Vallarta Botanical Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vallarta Botanical Gardens
We spent about half a day here, which is enough time to see most of this spectacular garden. I advise sticking to the main paths unless HIKING is your goal. There isn’t much to see on the long dirt paths that go down to the river. There is a shorter path that will take you down a steep, but much easier way there behind the restaurant & you won’t miss any significant plants. The river is super cold for swimming, but the small creek labeled “Children’s Waterfall” is warm (but barely enough to get wet—at least when we were there). We took a taxi out & he instructed us on how to catch the bus back (& was a great tour guide to beaches along the way). It was easy-peas & cheap, too.
Absolutely amazing place!! The flowers, butterflies, dragonflies are just beautiful. Such a well taken care of stunning place. Ponds, orchids, cacti, succulents and beautiful trees. Love it here💗💗But just so you know, it is 200 pesos to get in(which is so worth every penny) but is no longer good for two days. I asked the ticket lady today. One ticket one day. Go early , stay late.
You best vacation value! You admission ticket(200 pesos or about 10 US) is good for two consecutive days which is good because the garden is about 65 areas with rivers for swimming and hiking trails through the woods, take lots of time to explore. Bar and Restaurant are first rate and authentic. Free guided tour with a biologist at 1 each day and a free non alcoholic drink is included with your ticket. The gardens is member supported but is open to the public. Take public transportation (Tuito Bus) for about 30 pesos each way. Highly recommended and beautiful.
It's a nice getaway from the crowds. The terrain is steep and it's not easily accessible if you are not a fit walker. The restaurant gets you above the canopy and offered a breeze when we were there. If you like the jungle you'll dig this place.
Lovely Botanical gardens about an hour from Puerto Vallarta, took a taxi, which was much faster than the bus, but a bit pricey. Ate in restaurant, food was great and hummingbirds were all around. When things are blooming earlier in the year it would be gorgeous.