The Vallarta Botanical Garden is a 120 hectares nature preserve and award winning botanical garden. Founded in 2005 our garden is the perfect place to experience the amazing plants and wildlife of Mexico in a world class setting. In addition to collections of native plants and orchids, you can also experience dining in Mexican style at the famous Hacienda del Oro Restaurant.
The Garden is a hot spot for birdwatching with over 230 different species of documented here. With hiking trails and swimming in the crystalline Los Horcones River, make for a visit and experience you’ll never forget. Vallarta Botanical Garden is also the winner of the American Public Gardens Association’s 2022 Garden of Excellence Award.
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 $300 Pesos per person!
Kids (4 and under) Free
We are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week Between December 1st & March 30th.
We open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday trough Sunday between April 1st and November 30th & we are closed on Mondays during that period of time.
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).
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.