Vallarta Bird Festival Flies into Vallarta Botanical Garden
February 13, 2019
Did you know the state of Jalisco has more than 600 different species of birds, at least 20 of which are endemic to the area? From woodpeckers to parrots, Puerto Vallarta’s tropical climate provides a perfect landscape for feathery fowls to fly freely. One of the best ways to experience some of Vallarta’s remarkable birds is at the annual Vallarta Bird Festival, taking place March 8-10 at the Vallarta Botanical Garden.
Situated 1,300 feet above sea level in the Cabo Corrientes, the Vallarta Botanical Garden is a bird-watching paradise. During the festival, visitors will be guided across the garden’s 64 acres to witness native and exotic birds along with diverse Mexican flora. Over 200 species of birds have been observed on the garden's grounds over the years!
The festival will also feature exhibits, music, native dancers, workshops and seminars, all included in the daily admission of $200 pesos, or $500 pesos for a three-day pass. Proceeds from the festival will be put towards the construction and installation of Military Macaw nest boxes.
For an additional fee, visitors can flock from the coastal ecosystem to the upper elevation forest habitats on a professional tour in search of endemic bird species. Prices range from $600-$1,000 pesos per person, depending on the tour, and must be booked in advance.
Find additional information here. Visitors are encouraged to bring sunscreen, water, insect repellant, binoculars, and a bathing suit and towel for those who want to take a dip in the jungle river. For more information about the festival and Botanic Gardens, visit the vbgardens.org.