Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Cabo Corrientes

4.7
#1 of 73 in Parks in Jalisco
Inspect a wonderfully vibrant variety of plants at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, an environmentally minded site set on 8 ha (20 ac) of native forest and perfectly manicured landscape. Hike the extensive trails through the flora, and keep one eye on the canopy looking out for exotic birds, especially at the beginning or end of the day. It's worth bringing some bug spray and considering wearing long trousers and sleeves to protect against biting insects. Be sure to bring some swimwear and a towel so you can cool off with a dip in the Rio Horcones. With our online itinerary creator, Cabo Corrientes attractions like Vallarta Botanical Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Take the bus from Vallarta. It will take just about a half hour. Very scenic along the way. You will pass through Boca de Tomatlan, which is a good place to visit on it's own. But getting to the Garde...  more »
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens are located about 7 km from Boca de Tomatlan. It is a beautiful place to visit. The garden has lots of small trailswhere you can see many plant species organized by differen...  more »
  • A bus ride from Vallarta or Mismaloya toward Tuito. Drive through forested jungle, bougainvilleas and other flora to see beautiful displays of Mexican specimens. Nature trails, established displays, r...  more »
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  • Such a wonderful place, I enjoyed it immensely! I only wish I had come earlier so I could have spent more time there. I was there for 4.5 hours and that gave me time for the guided orientation, a hike on the Jaguar trail, a swim in the river, some strolling around and lunch at the beautiful hacienda. Next time I will see more of the gardens and relax in some of the hidden spots. In January, the river wasn't cold and it was crystal clear. The Jaguar trail was not long and quite an easy trail for those who hike. I really enjoyed seeing the jungle up close. It was a highlight to see cacoa pods and vanilla beans growing! The displays are very creative and beautiful. I especially loved the succulents surrounded by lava rock. I took the bus there from old town, which was 30 pesos each way. The bus was a fun experience! I highly recommend a visit to this gem of a place, I hope I get to go back one day.
  • Truly stunning botanical gardens. Wide variety of trails, paths, gardens, housed plants, along with a main building with good restaurant, small bar, veranda, and gift shop. Well worth a day for bird's as well as plants. Bring plenty of water (I couldn't find a drinking fountain or bottle refill station) as well as bug repellent. Delightful place to wander.
  • Interesting small correction. Some nice orchids. Easy 45 minute bus ride along the coast road from Old Town PV for 30 pesos. Can take a short walk down to the river for a refreshing dip into the cooling water. The vanilla's talk somewhat disappointing in early March.
  • AMAZING! We had a private tour hosted by Leo Campos, who was very pleasant and informative. This place is set in a beautiful jungle where you can find a plethora of floral species, plants, fruits, go hiking (various levels), take a dip in the natural crisp and refreshing river. They even have a restaurant on-site with superb service. Take your pick at the variety of delicious offerings on their menu. Our food was very tasty which we accompanied with one of their spicy watermelon cocktails. I forget the name. 🤔 Oh! And our refillable fresh Jamaíca water was quenching from start to finish with our meals. Definitely worth the 4 to 5 hours of our day! 👍🏼 Add this place to your itinerary and end it off with a good solid meal and cocktail! 💪🏼
  • Awesome place for a day trip. Lots of plant variations found here.... the wife is a horticulturist and she loved it. Lots of nice walking trails as well. Always be on the look out for birds as there are a plenty.
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