Botanical Gardens at Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Everytime we come to Puerto Vallarta we go to the Botanical Gardens. Well for the past 5 or 6 times that is, because before that we didn’t know about them.

Today, 15 February, after breakfast, we decided to grab the bus and go. You catch the bus at calles aguacate and caranza, look for the bus marked el tuito. As of today it will cost you 20pesos per person. Sit ot the right side of the bus going up for the views of the bay.

The website for the gardens, is pretty, not as pretty as the real thing. The walking trails are great, but not if you have knee or mobility issues. They are packed dirt, tree root, and placed cement steps and blocks. There are some handrails. Use caution, but if you can manage it, do.

We always wander the trails, up and down, and around and around. Then there are the plant display areas, so beautiful.

oh, and the restaurant, the restaurant is quite nice, the food is good, the non-alcoholic drinks are good, we may have had beers once, but we mostly go for more refreshing after the trails. Heck, even without the trails and such it would be a great place just for a meal. The restaurant is up in a mirador, a high lookout. great views, lots of birds to watch….

As of today entry is 80pesos per person, no discounts for INAPAM, or Nationals, and the restaurant is a bit pricey, but just get over it, at least that’s what I tell myself.

They have a gift area, t-shirts, plants, orchids, planters, …all sorts of stuff to buy. so go for it!

Tom took a bunch of pictures and posted them on his facebook page but of course I can’t figure out how to link you to them, darn Ipad…

so I’ll just drop a couple in here –




About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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11 Responses to Botanical Gardens at Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

  1. On the lavender flower: I’ve planted several of those vines in our backyard, as a visual divider which I’ve trellised above the stone wall. They grow so fast! And these huge black bumble bees love them. We put the vines in the ground on the shady side of the wall last March, By the time we got back in early September they had covered the trellis to about 12-feet above the ground, totally blinding our pool to a high picture-window three yards away.

  2. Andrea says:

    Thank you so much for sharing!! I always wanted to go there, but Jim was not capable to go along , so I did not go (probably a big mistake!)

    • oh Andrea, you guys should have gone, he’d have had no trouble getting to the restaurant or the display areas, and there is so much to see without doing the trails. next time you guys must go!

  3. John Calypso says:

    Thanks for the information and photos. Thumbs up!

  4. Steve Cotton says:

    Like you, I love that garden. I should stop on the next trip north.

  5. mominmexico says:

    Thank you Debi and Tom for sharing these awesome pix! It is a great place to visit, we will have to return to the gardens 🙂

  6. Beautiful garden pictures, loved looking at them.

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