Nearly a quarter-mile high in
the glorious Sierra Madre mountain range, about
12 Miles (19 km) south of Puerto Vallarta, lies
the beautiful Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens,
where you'll find over 3,000 different species of
plants native to Southwestern Mexico.
You'll witness such exciting
features as the Carnivorous Plant Collection, the
beauty of the Rose Garden, the fragile Orchid House,
the lush Palm Garden and Tree Fern Grotto, and the
prized Mexican Agave Gardens, as you walk the Jungle
Trails, watching for tropical birds that inhabit
the gardens year round. You'll likely even
spot the resident parrots that make their home here.
Enjoy a delicious lunch (optional)
at the beautiful on-site Plantation-House restaurant,
featuring panoramic scenic views and such delicacies
as wood-fired pizza, then travel to the Crispin
Tequila Factory, where you can taste locally-made
tequila, straight from the distillery, and learn
about the distillation process of Mexico's national
drink, before returning to your hotel to download
your camera, full of photos from your day in the
Botanical Gardens of Puerto Vallarta.