Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a “new favorite” attraction that guarantees a fun and very educational day trip.
There are trails through the gardens as well as jungle trails with labeled trees and other varieties from the plant kingdom.
Botanical gardens such as this one are an important element in Puerto Vallarta that help enhance green tourism.
Vallarta Botanical Gardens is located 16 miles south of Puerto Vallarta's main square following Highway 200, also known as the Highway to Barra de Navidad. It is an educational research center and thrilling garden high up in the Sierra Madre Mountains. It was founded by Bob Price in 2004 and opened to the public in 2005.
There are 20 acres of land in the Vallarta Botanical Gardens showcasing over 3 thousand different plant species. The gardens sit 1,300 feet above sea level within a one-of-a-kind dry tropical forest ecosystem.
You will enjoy many gardens and activities such as:
* Carnivorous Plant Collection
* Mexican Wildflowers
* Agave Gardens
* Tropical Bird Watching
* Jungle Trails
* Orchid House
* Tree Fern Grotto
* Rose Gardens
* Palm Gardens
If you bring your bathing suit, you could take a dip in the refreshing Rio Los Horcones, which ends in Boca de Tomatlán.
The visitor's center offers breathtaking mountain views. Here you will also find the restaurant Hacienda de Oro, with a friendly staff, brick oven pizzas, salads and other Mexican specialties.
Scientists from around the world have a great interest in Vallarta Botanical Gardens because it is said that many of the plants on display still have not been studied thoroughly.
Vallarta Botanical Gardens has already built the most-visited public collection of orchids in the country of Mexico.
The botanical garden is a member of international bird conservation agencies and also a bird reserve with the collaboration of ornithologists.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Puerto Vallarta’s Botanical Gardens and learn a little about the vast variety of species in this beautiful region and enjoy the wonderful scenery they create.
Visit their website: http://www.vbgardens.org