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Vallarta Botanical Garden

"...all the beauty that Nature has to offer"

Vallarta Botanical Garden• Carretera Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km. 24 • Tel: (322) 223-6182
Email: info(at)vbgardens.org • Website: vbgardens.orgFacebookMap

Since opening the Garden’s gates in 2005, Vallarta Botanical Garden has won international accolades as a not-to-be missed highlight of any trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Recommended by Lonely Planet, National Geographic and Fodor’s Travel Guides, Vallarta Botanical Garden is 74 acres of highland mountain splendor, just 30 minutes south of Old Town Puerto Vallarta.

At Vallarta Botanical Garden, hundreds of collections of native tropical plants such as orchids, anthuriums, agaves as well as colorful flowering trees are to be found on meandering jungle pathways. Explore the Orchid Conservatory to learn the story about the native vanilla orchid, cacao (the chocolate plant), and coffee.

Swimming amongst the giant boulders in the crystalline spring-fed river within the garden ground is an unforgettable experience. See a real Mexican country kitchen where handmade tortillas are prepared in the traditional way to be served to you in the Garden’s famous Hacienda de Oro Restaurant. A day’s worth of activities for just $300 pesos entrance fee, your best vacation value.

Open daily from 9 am to 6:00 pm (closed Mondays from April through November), Vallarta Botanical Garden is located 30 minutes south of Old Town at Km. 24 on Highway 200. For more information, call (322) 223-6182 or visit vbgardens.org.


Vallarta Botanical Garden Bird and Nature Festival, Feb 24-26

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Vallarta Bird Festival, set to take place February 24th-26th. Hosted by the Vallarta Botanical Garden, the festival honors the amazing diversity of birds and nature that exist in Mexico and, more specifically, in Puerto Vallarta, Cabo Corrientes and Bahía de Banderas.

Chocolate & Vanilla Festival at Vallarta Botanical Garden

On January 27, 2023, Vallarta Botanical Garden will host a Festival celebrating two important plant species native to the rain forests of Mexico - Chocolate and Vanilla - and everyone is invited! Come enjoy tastings, live music, Pre-Hispanic Dance and more from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.

COP27: Groups Warn Risks of New Hydropower Dams – Waterkeeper

Vallarta Botanical Garden founder Robert Price shares the findings of the Rivers for Climate Coalition, a collective effort of environmental, indigenous, and human rights groups, who pointed out the immense loss and damage suffered by the more than half a billion people impacted and displaced by hydropower dams.

Live Music 7 Days a Week at Vallarta Botanical Garden

The centerpiece of Vallarta Botanical Garden is the visitor’s center that is home to its celebrated restaurant, Hacienda de Oro, which is now showcasing live music every day from 1-3 pm to complement the delicious Mexican specialties and tantalizing beverages it serves.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour and Culinary Adventures

The Vallarta Botanical Garden is offering its own guided tour to this world-famous garden destination and pristine nature reserve! This exclusive experience immerses guests in both the natural beauty of Mexican plants and the richness of authentic Mexican cuisine.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Vallarta Botanical Garden

Visiting the Vallarta Botanical Garden is a great way for families to spend quality time together, something that’s especially important on holidays. On Thursday, November 24, the Garden will be serving a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast, complemented by live music, from 12:00 until 5:00 pm – for just $39.95 USD per person.

‘Flavors of the Garden’ Part of 27th Festival Gourmet

It's a jungle out there, but parts are being tamed by some local horticulturists. The Vallarta Botanical Garden is the venue for the 27th International Festival Gourmet's 'Flavors of the Garden' event, set to take place on Saturday, November 19 from 4 to 7 pm.

Help Vallarta Botanical Garden Maintain its Standard of Excellence

As you may have recently heard, The Vallarta Botanical Garden was awarded the prestigious “Garden Excellence Award for 2022” presented by the American Public Gardens Association, North America’s most important public garden organization. Now is your chance to engage with us as we take the Garden to even higher levels of excellence.

1st Feria del Café at Vallarta Botanical Garden Oct. 8

Love a high tea? The Vallarta Botanical Garden is putting a twist on this classic by hosting the first ever Feria del Café (Coffee Fair) on Saturday, October 8 from 10 am to 5 pm. Come out and celebrate Mexico's favorite bean brew at this coffee lover's event.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Butterfly Festival Sept 13-18

September is peak butterfly season here in the Puerto Vallarta region, both in terms of sheer numbers and great diversity. From September 13-18, Vallarta Botanical Garden will celebrate a Butterfly Festival, a great opportunity for nature lovers of all ages to see, and learn about, these amazing creatures.