Vallarta Botanical Gardens,located just south of Mexico’s stunning city of Puerto Vallarta,will host an International Birding Festival from March 7th through the 10th. Sponsored by the Vallarta Bird Conservancy,the festival will include four action packed days of birding and nature walks,led by expert guides,that are sure to delight everyone from casual observers to the most avid bird-watching enthusiasts.
In addition to being one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations,Puerto Vallarta real estate and the Banderas Bay region is home to more than 300 species of birds,which has attracted the interest of local and international authorities who will speak on a wide variety of bird and birding-related topics at this year’s festival. Visitors are asked to bring binoculars and are required to pay a modest,one-time festival registration fee of $30 that gives four-day access to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens as well as to all festival lectures,tours and a free guidebook.
The festival will also include a variety of vendors,displays and exhibitions,as well as children’s activities and garden tours. Some tours may require walking on steep slopes or rough terrain and some cover long distances. Transportation to and from all tours is also available.
The Vallarta Botanical Gardens are nestled in the scenic mountains,just a short 30-minute drive from Old Town,Puerto Vallarta,and are easily accessible by a variety of public transportation options. Featuring world-class plant collections,miles of hiking trails through native forests and a variety of sponsored activities for guests,the gardens are dedicated to preserving the native habitats and plants of tropical western Mexico and to plant research,conservation and education that will foster a sustainable and biodiverse future. Here,the Hacienda de Oro Visitor Center provides gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains,a gift shop,natural history and cultural collections as well as fine dining.