Nature lover’s listen up! There is a wonderful event being held the 2nd weekend in March that you simply can’t miss. Puerto Vallarta is beyond fortunate to have an abundance of flora and fauna that are native to the area. On March 8th-10th, make sure you plan a visit to attend the Vallarta Bird & Nature Festival at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. In addition to events at the gardens, there will be numerous workshops and courses held at various locations around Banderas Bay. Continue reading below about the Vallarta Bird & Nature Festival which is sure to be an interesting and educational experience for everyone who attends.
Puerto Vallarta Community Supports the Gardens
The Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens relies on the community support through donations and contributions that help maintain operations. The naturally beautiful sanctuary is situated about 30 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and makes for a perfect day trip from Villa La Estancia beachfront residences in Nuevo Vallarta. Each month, the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens regularly host interesting workshops and events such as this month’s Vallarta Bird & Nature Festival. Member support and contributions from visitors and residents help the Vallarta Botanical Gardens to run various conservation projects and educational events that everyone loves. Are you interested in helping? If so, simply visit the Botanical Garden’s website at www.vbgardens.org where you can find out about membership opportunities, and a link to donate a financial gift. Help from caring individuals like you will allow this important nonprofit organization to continue operations so that everyone can enjoy the Botanical Gardens now and in the future.
Wildlife Workshops and Nature Tours
This year, attendees will be thrilled with a variety of nature workshops and tours during the Vallarta Bird & Nature Festival. Tours and workshops will be led by guides that speak English and Spanish in order to accommodate visitors of both languages. Entry into the Botanical Gardens only costs $200 pesos per day, but tours and workshops that are held outside of the Botanical Gardens cost between $600 to $1000 pesos each. Some of the top workshops to check out include a visit to the Macaw Sanctuary in Cabo Corrientes known as “Santuario de las Guacamayas”, a morning bird walk through the Botanical Gardens and a visit to the Estero El Salado. Bird lovers will be fascinated by a workshop centered around woodpeckers from Jalisco. A visit to Rancho Primavera in El Tuito is another popular tour to attend. Do you have a budding artist in your family? Make sure you sign them up for the free bird sketching course for children 8 years old to 12 years old. There is also an adult bird sketching course, but it costs $300 pesos per person. To see the full schedule of events, visit the Vallarta Bird & Nature Festival website at vallartabirdandnaturefestival.com/the-meet-ups where you can sign up to secure your spot.
Admission Fees and Location Information
As stated above, Vallarta Bird & Nature Festival admission to the Botanical Gardens is only 200 pesos per day, or you can pay 500 pesos to attend all 3 days of the festival. Children under 4 years old can enter at no charge. You will be charged for your entry fee at the Botanical Garden entrance which is located 24 km (15 miles) south of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Please note there is limited parking at the Botanical Gardens, so if possible try to arrive via public transportation such as by bus, taxi or Uber.
Mark your calendars now for March 8th to 10th to attend the Vallarta Bird & Nature Festival at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens!