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Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Puerto Vallarta

(4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our custom trip planner, Puerto Vallarta attractions like Vallarta Botanical Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place is magic. Whenever we come to this region we visit the gardens. Every time something new has been added, plants have grown or bloom. The gift shop always has the best collection of things a...  more »
  • No matter how many times I go there, Vallarta Gardens is always fresh and new. Natural transformations and human-assisted exhibits and attractions add to the wonder of the place. After hiking through ...  more »
  • Took the city bus from Centro up the mountain to the gardens. Very beautiful and lush. Great upper level restaurant overlooking the mountains. Great food and drinks!  more »
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  • This is Michelle and Shawn Perry.. We came to Mexico for our honeymoon.. We decided to visit this botanical garden which had the most positive reviews. We absolutely love this place. Not only did we enjoy the beautiful rain forest with beautiful seenery, great hikes and beautiful rivers, we also had a amazing lunch and chatted with the owner after we bought beautiful gifts in his gift shop which is affordable and priced right. The owner Bob educated us about Mexico and we were very happy to have learned so much about the culture, great places to visit and vacation spots. Thanks Bob!! Hopefully we will be coming back next year in 2017.
  • One of Puerto Vallarta's most popular attractions, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a place in which you can easily spend an entire day enjoying their different plant collections, exploring hiking trails, swimming in the nearby Horcones River, relaxing and taking in the afternoon breeze while reading a book, enjoying a brick oven pizza or other specialties available at their restaurant, or sipping a refreshing margarita.
  • Probably the best botanical Garden of any I have visited in Mexico. Very nice orchid collection and a nice 2nd floor cafe to relax and enjoy the panoramic views.
  • Beautiful garden and plants. Great views at the bar.
  • The colors, smells, and views of this place are amazing! You can spend the whole day here.