Over 200 bird species have been observed at the Vallarta Botanical Garden—one of the most accessible and popular birding “hotspots” of our region! —Every Thursday from December through March the Garden is open early for birders to enjoy the grounds when our feathered friends are most active. You may either explore on your own or join volunteer guides on a special hike designed to maximize your opportunities for observations. In addition to the lovely manicured gardens and beautiful plant houses, several kilometers of trails wind their way through the Garden’s expansive forest preserve. All this is available for just the standard Garden entry of only $150 pesos per person.