Skip The Line: Vallarta Botanical Garden Admission Ticket - Puerto Vallarta

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    4/1/2022 - 8/31/2022Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM 4/1/2023 - 8/31/2023Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Vallarta Botanical Garden
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The Vallarta Botanical Garden - Where Mexican plants meet the imagination! Visit the World Famous Vallarta Botanical Garden and explore over 11 hectares (nearly 30 acres)of tropical gardens and native forest preserve filled with incredible Mexican flora as well as exotics from around the world. With an abundance of both cultivated and wild beauty surrounding you, the stage is set for an unforgettable time.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Your entry to the Vallarta Botanical Garden is a ticket to natural adventure. Wild discovery and floral fascination awaits in the Gardens plant houses and throughout its forest preserve hiking trails. You may also choose to swim in the Los Horcones" tropical mountain river atthe Garden (bring swimwear), dine in the magnificent Hacienda de Oro Restaurant, or sit back and observe the abundance ofbirds and butterflies that call this natural sanctuary home.

Nearly every day brings something new into bloom at the Garden from such well known delightful Mexican plants as vanilla and chocolate to stunning local endemic trees, bromeliads, and orchidsmany of which do not yet grow in any other public garden!

The Vallarta Botanical Garden is the place where Mexican plants meet the imagination, so don't miss a visit to this place.

Inclusions

Welcome refreshment

Welcome flower for the ladies

Entry/Admission - Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks (available for purchase at the restaurant)

Insect repellent (available at entry and gift store)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Pets must be kept on a leash and picked up after

Note: From December to March, a guided 1pm tour is included with your ticket (except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day when the Garden is closed). From April to November (when the Garden is closed each Monday), guided tours are not normally offered, but self-guided experiences are available during these months by using maps (purchased separately) and reading bilingual interpretive signs (Spanish and English).

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Aug-2022

    We decided to skip the organised excursion and got a taxi from Secrets & Dreams to the gardens which was only 450 pesos each way. The place is beautiful with lots of walking trails which we did. Absolutely loved being within the local nature, our particular favourites were the hummingbirds and leaf cutter ants, both which we could’ve watched for hours! The restaurant was a real bonus, with a complimentary hibiscus iced tea. The food and service were excellent and we can recommend the Swiss Iced Coffee which was amazing! Definitely well worth a visit when staying in the area. 10/10!

  • 16-May-2022

    It felt like a peaceful sweet dream. The garden is breath taking. I was so impressed by how well kept the plants, flowers everything was. I hope to return and enjoy the restaurant.

  • 22-Apr-2022

    Beautiful gardens, trees & flowers. Good lunch at their on-site restaurant. Lot of walking but well worth it!

  • 10-Apr-2022

    Beautiful grounds. Of course. The restaurant, the worst experience: do not eat there! On our visit, food was cold and with no flavor. Service, was worse than at the taco stand on the street: waiter with no training or knowledge of the menu (and besides, with bad manners). We complained, and they did not care --which speaks volumes about the management. Never again... Beware members... Is this really a good investment?!

  • 06-Mar-2022

    The whole garden was so beautiful. The food at the restaurant was amazing. Overall it was the best experience you could have.

  • 03-Mar-2022

    Although a long and winding road to the gardens, a big pay off with stunning gardens and a first class restaurant and very helpful staff!

  • 26-Feb-2022

    On a recent trio to Puerto Vallarta, my husband and I took the bus from the Romantic Zone to the Botanical Gardens. We never had the chance to go on our last visit and we are more "beach" people. As it turned out, this was one of the highlights of our trip. The gardens are truly amazing. The bus ride alone was worth the trip. You get to see all the small beaches tucked away along the southern coastline and feel like you are really in Mexico, not on a tourist adventure. If you go, you have to try to food in the restaurant. Some of the best avocado dishes and desserts in the area. I would recommend you head right up to the main opening before you venture through the side trails.

  • 29-Dec-2021

    This is an amazing garden with incredible orchids, plants, and hiking. It was a perfect day away from the beach and an adventure in the jungle. The biggest surprise was the excellent food and service at the on-site restaurant! They have a nice gift shop as well.

  • 13-Dec-2021

    Following the lead of others, we arrived at 9 AM via taxi. We did investigate the bus option, and were told that we would want the bus to El Tuito, which had just changed (seasonal apparently) to running on the hour, at the top of the hour, from the Zona Romantica area (versus every half hour) The bus was not the same bus as that on Constitution. The phone number to the administrative office on line was not working, I did get a great response when I called the number listed on my confirmation. There was a slight bit of confusion, as one of our taxi drivers was offering to take us there at a future date, but was insistent that it was closed on Mondays (I also read a blog that said it was closed Mondays). He had apparently taken someone a week or two prior, and said it was closed. He called a colleague and confirmed it was closed. That said, I had a confirmation for today’s date (Monday, 12/13) , and did call the number I had been given when I initially emailed the director for additional information. He assured me that it was indeed open, and also alerted me to change in bus schedule, should I opt for the bus. Guessing the days may change with the seasons (next week high season begins). On to the garden, it was beautiful, though we were told we are in the dry season so it is much more lush at other times. We still had a lovely experience with all the plants and flowers. We stopped in for our complimentary “welcome” drink, which was a delicious hibiscus cold tea, and ended up having a second breakfast (instead of the planned lunch). After we spent several hours hiking around, we stopped back in for a snack and refreshing cocktails. We enjoyed buying a few souvenirs - glass ornaments - and sugar coated cocao nuts from the Chocolate Factory (that we’d failed to pick up while there). Butterflies are also everywhere, we spotted Mariposa flama/Julia…Dryas Julia, and Mariposa Debra/Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charitonia) and a third I could only find identified as “Vallarta butterfly)….lovely. Pleasant hike. They aren’t kidding about the mosquitos - they are the size of helicopters, and seem to enjoy feeding at the hummingbird feeders lining the restaurant, before moving on to their second course of human flesh….so do use bug spray, as they advise. If you fail to bring it, they have a natural option for $100 pesos (about $5 USD) that was effective, and pleasant, in a reasonable sized container that you can easily use for other events. It is suggested you wear long pants, long sleeves, and hiking boots. That appears to be for the buts, and occasionally uneven paths. My partner had shorts and closed toe keens, short sleeved shirt; I had below the knee pants, long sleeves, and Birkenstock’s - we were both fine, though reapplied extra repellant for bare areas. I can see some of the paths might be troublesome for people not used to going up hill or needing assistance walking….there would be some suitable areas, and others perhaps beyond their scope, however for most people its fine. As far as the swimming thing - there are lockers up on the first floor counters, (same building as the restaurant). that you can stow your things in. Walking to the swimming location, we opted not to swim - there wasn’t really anything compelling about the location, other than it is a fresh water stream if you want to cool off, but not really anything to write home about if you are accustomed to streams … if that’s a new thing for you, then give it a go! There is a koi pond where you can buy fish food and feed them - they are quite large, and while we didn’t do so, I’m sure kids would love it. The staff was wonderful, the lady cleaning floors in the chapel was singing to herself, everyone seemed happy to be there in such a luscious natural environment, and happy to see visitors. The people in the gift shop, the restaurants - everyone was great. We received a map upon entering (inside of a Visitors Guide), and also obtained a free, smaller, foldable map from the gift shop that my partner preferred to walking around with a large guide in-hand. It wasn’t a tour per se, so the questions about COVID didn’t really apply. Put this activity on your must-do list, including eating there!

  • 15-Oct-2021

    Honestly, I never would have considered this excursion had I not talked with a guest in the pool at our condo. Boy am I grateful for the recommendation. The VBG is stunningly beautiful and very well presented. Another great surprise was the quality of the food and drinks served in the VBG restaurant. The food was very fresh and hot with tons of flavor. The view at lunch is also over the top. We hired Vallarta Transfers and Incentives for the 45 minute ride from downtown PV and we were sure glad we did. Four adults in a large van was WAY better than four adults crammed into a PV taxi. The drive along the coast and then up the mountain was beautiful and entertaining as well. Our group are all recently retired and some of the beautiful trails at the VBG were a little challenging, but we all agreed the beautiful sights were worth it. This took us about 4.5 hours from pick up to return. Very unique and enjoyable excursion.

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