As we enter our 16th year, the Vallarta Botanical Garden provides a calming sanctuary in the heart of nature to share with locals, tourists and to foster a love of nature in children. As travel and tourism come back into our vocabulary, optimism builds at the Garden daily! The Garden will have more orchids and flowers this year than ever before.
We are gratified to share this sanctuary with you. It would not have been possible without the dedication, loyalty and tremendous effort of our members and our team. As part of this renewal process, Jeremy Taylor joined the Garden as our new Executive Director and will focus on long-term strategic planning and business development. Visit him in our Zona Romantica office! In addition, a new logo signals our organization’s renewal and introduces a flower endemic to the region and proudly showcased here at the Garden, the Bourreria rubra. Celebrate renewal with authentic Mexican cuisine at our award-winning restaurant, Hacienda de Oro or choose another renewal approach, perhaps while listening to the rush of the Los Horcones River.
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend that you bring the following:
- 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.
Just $200 Pesos per person!
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.
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 dog applies. Member’s pets get in for free. Your dog may not run off-leash. Please control your dog and do not allow it to approach children or other dogs.
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.
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 community’s youth.
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.