Fodor's Expert Review Jardín Botánico

Rio Piedras Garden/Arboretum

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; the $5 tour is well worth it.


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Intersection of Rtes. 1 and 847
San Juan, n/a Puerto Rico  00926, Puerto Rico


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Rate Includes: Free

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