Vallarta Botanical Garden — 2022 Garden of Excellence Award — American Public Garden Association

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend that you bring the following:

  • Sunscreen
  • Drinking water
  • Insect repellant (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. Credit cards are accepted in the restaurant and gift shop but not at the entrance gate)

We recommend that you bring the following:

  • Sunscreen
  • Drinking water
  • Insect repellant (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. Credit cards are accepted in the restaurant and gift shop, but not at the entrance gate)

Travel to the Garden from Old Town, Puerto Vallarta takes approximately 30 minutes. The length of time you spend at the Garden depends on your schedule and what you’d like to do. You can hike along our trails, swim in the river, visit the orchid conservatory, have a bite to eat at the restaurant, take a guided tour and much more! We recommend giving yourself at least 2-3 hours for your visit, but some choose to stay for the whole day or even come back again and again.

We are located 24 km south of Puerto Vallarta on the scenic Palms to Pines Highway. The Garden is easily accessible by bus, car or taxi. Click here for location and transportation information.

Our PHYSICAL address is: Carr. Pto. Vallarta a Barra de Navidad, Km 24 Las Juntas y Los Veranos, Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, Mexico. Please note that our mailing address is different. See home page.

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Kids (4 and under) Free

We are open from 10-6 seven days a week. Between April 1st and November 1st, we are closed on Mondays. On Thursday mornings, we offer early morning birding at 8am.

As a small non-profit heavily reliant on memberships and donations, we also rely on the Hacienda de Oro Restaurant’s contributions to maintain our general operations. For this reason, no outside food or beverages are permitted on the property.

Pets are welcome when kept on a leash in their owner’s control, and their waste is picked up immediately with a plastic bag. Extra fees of $50 pesos per pet applies. Member’s pets get in for free. Your pet may not run off-leash. Please control your pet and do not allow it to approach children or other animals (There are various animals who make the Garden their home).

Nope! We only accept reservations for parties over 12. All other tables are walk-in only, and we can generally seat your party immediately. During high season between December and March we may have waits of 20 minutes or less. 

For parties of 12 or more please call +52 322 223 6182

Several areas of the Garden are accessible—including the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids, Hacienda de Oro restaurant, Garden Gift Shop, aquatic plants pond and the Flag Trail. Trails going through the jungle are not accessible.

Several areas of the Garden are accessible—including the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids, Hacienda de Oro restaurant, Garden Gift Shop, aquatic plants pond and the Flag Trail. Trails going through the jungle are not accessible.

Yes! The Vallarta Botanical Garden offers our own guided tour package! This includes round-trip transportation from Puerto Vallarta, entrance fees, dining in our restaurant, and a guided walk through the gardens. Please click here for more information.

We also offer birding tours upon request. More information can be found on our tours page.

As a nonprofit public benefit organization, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens rely on the contributions of our members and donors to sustain this natural sanctuary, continue much needed conservation projects, and further our outreach to the Puerto Vallarta region’s community. The Garden receives no funding from the government, which means that we rely on your support to remain open. Donations and memberships help raise awareness of environmental needs, contribute towards important tourism generating, support a world-class community resource and create environmental education programs for the communities’ youth.

More information on donations can be found here. Information on memberships can be found here. We want to thank you in advance for your donation

Yes! We are always looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of work such as plant propagation, gardening, administrative assistance, graphic design, translating (not just to/from Spanish!), education, leading tours and many other areas. Some of these tasks can be done without being at the Garden or even if you are in another country. If you are interested in volunteering, please look at our calendar of events to find the next volunteer training day or email ­­­­­­­­­­[email protected] with any questions you may have. More information on volunteering can be found here.

Permits are necessary for professional photo shoots or any organized photography. The basic photography permit of $1,000 MXN admits one photographer and one model or assistant. DRONE photography, $500 MXN extra. Standard garden entry fees apply to additional guests and to arrange this in advance by calling +52 (322) 223-6182.

For any additional questions, please email [email protected] or call +52 322 223 6182.