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2018 Vallarta Bird Festival at Vallarta Botanical Garden

February 14, 2018

From March 9-11, Vallarta Botanical Garden's Bird Festival offers three action packed days of birding and nature walks in unique habitats with expert guides that will satisfy even the most advanced birders.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Mark your calendars for the 2018 Vallarta Bird Festival, set to take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 9, 10 and 11, and hosted by the beautiful Vallarta Botanical Garden.

Just a short drive from Puerto Vallarta, the Vallarta Botanical Garden is situated on 64 acres at 1,300 ft above sea level in bird-rich Cabo Corrientes. Offering excellent birding opportunities, over 200 different species of birds have been observed and documented by enthusiastic local residents and international visitors within the Garden alone.


During the Vallarta Bird Festival, guided birding tours will be offered each morning, along with guided tours of the Garden's incredible and exotic array of native Mexican flora every afternoon.

Bird photography workshops and educational seminars will be offered, along with exhibits, music, native dancers, and fun, all included with a daily general admission of 200 pesos or with a three-day Happy Wren Pass.

For an additional cost, professional birding tours will venture from the coastal habitats to the upper elevation forest habitats in search of endemic specialties among the over 400 bird species found in this diverse region of Jalisco.

There is no registration required for Garden activities but we would love to hear from you if you plan on coming. The professional birding tours do require advance registration.

The festival does not provide transportation, but there are buses and taxis available in Puerto Vallarta that can take you directly to and from the Garden. The Hacienda de Oro Restaurant is open from 10 am to 5 pm serving breakfast and more, including oak-wood-fired brick-oven pizza and authentic Mexican cuisine. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellant, binoculars and, if you want to take a swim in the river, a bathing suit & towel.

For more information, or to register for the professional birding tours, contact us by email at nancycholland(at)gmail.com or info(at)vbgardens.org.

For more February news from Vallarta Botanical Garden, Click HERE to download this month's issue of The Leaflet. (pdf)


Visit the internationally famous Vallarta Botanical Garden located just 30 minutes south of Old Town at Km. 24 on Highway 200 and easily accessible by public transportation and taxi. This 64 acre wildlife preserve and botanical garden have something fun for everyone. Over 200 species of birds have been observed on the Garden's grounds. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit for a refreshing dip in the jungle river. See plantings of vanilla, chocolate, and hundreds of other botanical delights! Authentic Mexican Cuisine is served in the Hacienda de Oro Restaurant from 10 am to 5 pm. The Garden is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays from April 1 to December 1). Garden admission is just $200 pesos. For more information, call (322) 223-6182 or visit vbgardens.org.

Click HERE to learn more about Vallarta Botanical Gardens.