The Vallarta Botanical Garden is a 64-acre (26 ha) botanical garden at 1,300 ft (400 m) above sea level, near Puerto Vallarta. The garden was founded in 2004 and has been open to the public since 2005. The collections showcase plants of the Tropical Dry Forest Biome, native to the region around Puerto Vallarta and in which the Gardens are located, as well as exotics from around the world.
The gardens feature hiking trails both through the native forest and the manicured garden grounds. Visitors are also welcome to swim in the Rio Horcones, the tropical river that borders the property. Bird watchers will find the most birding activity early in the morning or later in the day.