Jardin Botanico La Laguna
Jardin Botanico La Laguna
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Rae J
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The botanical garden tucked away in a valley in a residential area of a little mountain village was gorgeous and the tour was fascinating. Our guides were exceptionally engaging—and very funny. We learned so much about the environment. Our visit here was a highlight of our trip.

The owner is an expert on orchids and was instrumental in creating a program that saved the ruby throated hummingbirds in the area affected by a major earthquake several years ago. This was very important because it’s the only hummingbird in the Eastern US and it winters here.

The number of birds there was impressive, including nests of motmots.

A must visit on the way to Poas volcano or if staying in San Jose.
Written 14 March 2024
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Javier C.
San Salvador, El Salvador883 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
The place is very nice and entertaining. Some amenities for young children and places to eat. Last visit was a bit more maintained. Nice park to visit while in San Salvador.
Written 6 May 2019
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JT-says
London, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
First of all, I'm going to start by giving brief instructions for getting to the Botanical Gardens, as this would have been really helpful if we had known. It's not well-signposted!

Take Bus 44 from the centre of San Salvador. I am not sure where it begins from, but we picked it up from outside the Multi Plaza shopping centre. It costs $0.20. This bus takes a very circuitous route, even doubling back on itself, but do not despair, eventually, you will descend a hill into La Laguna industrial park.

Again, do not despair! The Botanical Gardens are hidden in there somewhere. If possible, tell your bus driver that you would like to go to "el jardín botanico" and he will drop you as close as possible. We were dropped off at the crossroads just after the Servipaper factory, and from here, it was a two minute walk.

Upon entering the Botanic Gardens, the first thing you see is a Garden Centre. If you go to the cash desk, you can buy a ticket for the actual gardens. It cost $1.25, which we considered very good value. The garden is split into over 30 different zones, each with its own focus. All of the information is in Spanish, but even if you do not speak Spanish, you can still enjoy the beautiful plants and flowers. We visited in mid-September and the flora was still abundant.

In addition to the flowers, there is a pond filled with terrapins and we saw many other animals, from livid-pink dragonflys to an iguana, and several native birds (although not the elusive Torogoz)! We almost had the place to ourselves and spent a happy 90 minutes strolling the grounds. We had a coffee in the cafe next to the terrapin pool, and this was a lovely experience as once we stopped moving, the animals came out to play.

This was a fantastic experience. We could not believe that buried at the back of an industrial estate was such a peaceful and lush garden. For the first time, I saw cocoa beans, papaya and dragon fruit growing on their trees, and it was the first time I had seen an iguana in the (almost) wild.

On a side note, I did notice that the vast majority of the garden is accessible to wheelchair users, being level paths and gentle slopes. If you have reduced mobility, this may be one of the few attractions in San Salvador which is easy to visit.

For $1.25, it really packs a punch! Every visitor to San Salvador should visit this attraction.
Written 14 September 2017
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Javier C.
San Salvador, El Salvador883 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
This place is a nice attraction and a great scenario for a family photo shoot as well. Place is very nice and location is good. It will cost you just a few dollars to get in. Very clean and you can see the fauna and flora in El Salvador. Recommended.
Written 29 December 2017
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Marissa B
Houston, TX210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
This botanical garden was recommended to my boyfriend and me by our hotel (Arbol de Fuego- look them up!) and was only a short walk away- maybe 15 or 20 min. We visited the garden on our last afternoon in El Salvador and it was such a nice way to end an amazing trip. We walked in the garden and then grabbed a drink at the kiosk near the turtle pond and read for the better part of the afternoon.

The garden provides a great atmosphere and there was an employee who cut fresh coconuts for customers to drink...for FORTY FIVE CENTS.
Written 2 April 2015
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cebollamendez
San Salvador, El Salvador156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
A revelation in the city, this cool botanical garden, otherwise known as Plan de la Laguna sits at the bottom of a volcanic crater. Take bus 44 from the center, and ask the driver to let you off at the right spot, from where it’s a 1km downhill walk to the garden.

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/el-salvador/san-salvador/sights/parks-gardens/jardin-botanico-la-laguna#ixzz2o7cFofom
Written 21 December 2013
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Bjørg K
Stavanger, Norway23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I loved visiting this park, it was so green and so vigorous, and at the same time peaceful and lovely.
Written 3 July 2019
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BettyLSCheng
Belmopan, Belize244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
A well maintained botanic garden away from the noisy city. It is good for relax, recharge, photo shooting and family outing. Pathway in between big trees, fish ponds, children play ground, and benches for relax. There is cafe shop in the park. At the entrance area, a variety of plants and flowers seedlings are also available for sale without needing to pay entrance fee into the park if you are just there to purchase.
Written 3 March 2019
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Gaby_Andino
San Salvador25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
This a very good place to visit if you like to practice photography. It's surrounded of nature and it's a very fresh place.
Written 9 August 2017
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TA L
St. John's, Canada99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
This was the first place we visited in San Salvador. We walked from our hotel about 20 minutes to reach it. We loved the shady respite and place to catch up after a long night of flying. We had a soft drink from the canteen and watched locals feed the fish and turtles. It was interesting to learn about some of the local flora and fauna before heading out to climb some volcanoes.
Written 1 January 2016
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