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Botanical Gardens PV

Gay Friendly, Mixed Clientele, Mexican, Pizza, Outside Seating, Lunch, Pet Friendly

Vallarta Botanical Gardens opened its gates in 2004. Since then it has grown to become one of Puerto Vallarta's most fabulous “must see” tourist attractions. The Gardens hours are, 9am-6pm. 7 days/wk. From Dec. through Mar. (Except Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st.). Apr. through Nov. Open 6 days/wk (closed Mondays). December through March visit for the Early “Bird” Opening. Thursdays at 8am, Daily Guided Tour 1pm.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens opened its gates ten years ago on November 15th, 2005. Since then it has grown to become one of Puerto Vallarta's most fabulous “must see” tourist attractions. The Gardens are located in the mountains at an elevation of 1,400 feet above sea level where you will find a rejuvenating and much cooler micro-climate that is always a delightful surprise to Garden visitors. They are a living museum showcasing exceptional examples of the abundant natural diversity found in PV.

As you enter the Gardens, look for a sign that directs you to the swinging bridge. Follow the iron handrail and lead yourself through a pristine swath of original tropical forest in its full exuberant splendor. Along this trail one will encounter the Chocolate, Coffee and Vanilla Garden where living examples of each of these plants can be viewed growing in the shadows of giant forest trees. Then one descends into the Tree Fern Grotto, an important nesting area of the endemic Mexican Hermit Hummingbird.

Don’t miss the Holstein Conservatory of Mexican Orchids. In this remarkable conservatory, one can see many native Mexican orchids in bloom, plus collections of carnivorous plants, rare ferns, and other native curiosities. The Orchid Conservatory was a charitable gift to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in early 2008.

The centerpiece of the Botanical Gardens is the Hacienda that serves as the visitors' center and is also the location of the Gardens' celebrated restaurant known as The Plantation House Restaurant & Bar. They serve Ranch Style Mexican food and make homemade gourmet pizzas in a wood-burning brick oven.

Created in the style of a tropical 18th century plantation manor, the hacienda sits on a jungle ridge overlooking the river and gardens. This lovely natural oasis is surrounded by the majesty of the soaring Sierra Madres in all directions.

If you'd like to see a different side of Puerto Vallarta and one of the genuine treasures of the city, then head out to the Gardens, located on coastal Route 200, just 30 minutes south of town.

WHAT TO BRING:
Water & Sunscreen
Insect Repellent (we also sell a variety of options at the Garden)
Long pants and long sleeve shirts to stay covered and protected (optional)
Sneakers or shoes suitable for easy to medium hiking trails
Swimming suit & towel
if you plan on swimming in the river
Money:
We accept CAN, USD and MXN (Change is given back is in MXN)   Credit cards are accepted in the restaurant, gift shop, and at the entrance gate. We accept Visa and MasterCard.


Events Calendar

Tour
Walking Tour

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Complimentary daily guided walking tour with the curator

1:00 - 2:00 pm   Every Day
  @ Botanical Gardens

Guided Outback Walking Tours with the Curator: The Gardens offer a complimentary daily tour at 1 pm. Meet in the Hacienda de Oro Visitor’s Center’s Hall of Flowers. The tour is approximately ½ an hour in duration and they cover some basics on the Tropical Dry Forest and about 20 plants from the Gardens’ collections.
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Mondays Closed

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All Day Event   Every Monday
until 30 November   @ Botanical Gardens PV

Holiday
Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution

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Celebrating the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

9:00 am   20 November   @ Botanical Gardens PV

Special Event
US Thanksgiving

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Join the Botanical Gardens for a great Thanksgiving.

9:00 am   23 November   @ Botanical Gardens PV

They have prepared a special thanksgiving menu just for you. Reservations are recommended.
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Crash Course on Birding in Tropical Western Mexico

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9:00 am   9 December   @ Botanical Gardens PV

Special Event
Christmas Bird Count in Puerto Vallarta

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Christmas Bird Count in Puerto Vallarta.

9:00 am   16 December   @ Botanical Gardens PV

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Closed for Christmas

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Closed today to celebrate Christmas!

All Day Event   25 December   @ Botanical Gardens PV

Happy Holidays from everyone at the Vallarta Botanical Garden.
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Closed for New Year

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Closed for New Year!

All Day Event   1 January   @ Botanical Gardens PV

Happy New Year and thank you for visiting Vallarta Botanical Gardens.
Special Event
Chocolate Festival

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Chocolate and all its glory in this Chocolate Festival.

9:00 am   5 January   @ Botanical Gardens PV

Samples of chocolate, chocolate tour, Folklore Dancers, food & drink specials and much more!
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International Peace Garden Celebration

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9:00 am   15 January   @ Botanical Gardens PV

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Orchids of Mexico Lecture

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Free for Garden Members.

11:00 am   26 January   @ Botanical Gardens PV