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Jardín Botánico (Botanical Garden)

Jardín Botánico (Botanical Garden) Review

This 75-acre forest of more than 200 species of tropical and subtropical vegetation is the Universidad de Puerto Rico's main attraction. Gravel footpaths lead to a graceful lotus lagoon, a bamboo promenade, as well as orchid and palm gardens. Not all plants and trees are labeled, so the garden is more of a tranquil retreat than an opportunity to learn about the vegetation. Trail maps are available at the entrance gate, and groups of 10 or more can arrange guided tours ($25).

    Contact Information

  • Address: Intersection of Rtes. 1 and 847, at entrance to Barrio Venezuela, Río Piedras, San Juan, 00926
  • Phone: 787/758–9957
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 6–6
  • Website:
  • Location: San Juan
Updated: 04-22-2014

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