Jardin Botanico, San Juan

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#7 of 13 in Parks in San Juan
Enjoy over 300 ac (121 ha) of native and exotic plant life as you take a peaceful stroll through Jardin Botanico. Find a collection of tropical and subtropical plants, including brightly colored heliconias, a rich selection of orchids including Cattleya, and over 125 species of palms, as you walk by ponds, past streams, and over small bridges. Explore the botanical garden at your own pace, or hire a tour guide and learn about the local plant life. Take a look at our San Juan tour planner to schedule your visit to Jardin Botanico and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Call before going. It cost us $50 in cab fares. A security guard stopped us at the entrance and said the gardens are closed as they are still working on repairs as of Dec 13  more »
  • The trails are not very careful, there is no signage for walking throughout the Park, there is no area of orchids, there isn't much to see. He would not again
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  • We went to walk and take pictures. This beautiful and full of trees there is plenty of shade and small bridges. If you're a nature lover, you must go. Having much time their trees are all adults, spend a few hours of entertainment. We made a picnic and had a great time. Do not forget to bring your camera. He had a girlfriend and his photographer. I recommend it
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  • Great place to hike but needs upkeep. The turtle ponds are the best part to waste time.
  • When we arrived we wanted to go see the orchid gardens, but to be honest there is almost no orchids in the "orchid gardens". The Botanical Garden lacks in a lot of maintenance and both sculpture gardens are a bit uninteresting to be honest. Be warned: running shoes are definitively needed to walk the paths, we where in sandals and they where full of mud at the end of the day. Also plan on a poncho or some sort of umbrella, rain is very unpredictable in puerto rico and we got soaked because of it. Not a bad visit since it is free, but I hope the gardens get more maintenance in the next few years. Main comment: Where are the orchids?????
  • It's a great place to walk around or jog in the morning. They have two nice fish tanks that also have birds and turtles. But some areas and gardens need a little bit more maintenance.
  • Beautiful place to walk around and spend the day. Many years ago I would bring my guitar and play around the beautiful gardens.
  • Is a nice place to walk in the city, it have a good variety of plants plus is free. But if you want a bigger place and better views you can go to the Caguas botanical garden.

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