Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden

Fan palm in the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden using the photo app Snapseed to make a posterThe garden has a multitude of features, such as this suspension bridge leading to one of the many trails…
Suspension bridge on a Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden TrailThese stairs that remind me of ruined pyramids…
Stairs leading upwards on a Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden Trail A ‘garden of memories’…
Statue at the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden on the Pacific coast of MexicoAnd then there are the plants. This is just a tiny selection of the ones that caught my attention, such as this Little Boy Plant (Anthurium).
Little Boy Plant (Anthurium) at the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden on the Pacific coast of MexicoI love the name of this tree: the ‘Tourist Tree’ (peeling on top and slightly green underneath).
'Tourist Tree' (peeling on top and slightly green underneath) at the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden on the Pacific coast of Mexico These are amazing-looking pink bananas but are they edible?
Pink Bananas at the Puerto Vallarta botanical garden For me the feature plant at the Botanical Garden is the bromeliad. This is a true blue Mexican (and points south) plant.
Tillandsia notes at the Puerto Vallarta Botanical GardenLooking down into the centre of a bromeliad in the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden Bromeliads at the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden on the Pacific coast of MexicoThis bench points out another Mexican highlight – orchids – of which the Vanilla orchid is the most desirable, especially if you’re a foodie!
Orchid bench on a Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden TrailAnother foodie delight that originated in Mexico – chocolate – these are cacao pods with precious-tasting cargo inside. There’s a restaurant in the garden that serves up Mexican food – you might find some chocolate there.
Cacao tree on a Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden Trail (where chocolate come from)

Nitty-gritty

A map of the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden and its many trails.
map of the Puerto Vallarta Botanical GardenThe Jaguar Trail leads to the river where you can swim or just wade to cool off (as long as you don’t mind jaguars eyeing you as a potential snack!) Actually, you are in way more danger of being bitten by No-See-Ums, tiny flying teeth. Bring insect repellent with you and reapply after swimming/wading – I didn’t and ended up with 20 plus bites per leg.
River for wading at the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden To get to the Botanical Garden you can take the grey bus from the nearest local bus stop (ask around). The bus has El Tuito or Botanical Gardens written on it, runs roughly every half hour and costs about 22 pesos. When you come home the stop is across the road and just up the hill from the garden entrance.Bus to the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden

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