Butterfly sanctuary
jardín mágico

DISCOVER ● LEARN ● PROTECT ● MARVEL

DISCOVER

There are more than 170 countries in the world. Of these, only 12 are home to 60% and 70% of the planet’s total biodiversity and, therefore, they earn the privilege of being called mega-diverse, Mexico is one of them. Visit us and discover why …

LEARN

Enjoy an unforgettable encounter with nature in all its beauty and diversity, led by Puerto Vallarta’s most passionate guides, while learning about the miraculous life of butterflies, vibrant local biodiversity, fascinating plants, animals, and human symbiosis. Be the change …

PROTECT

We serve the community as a wildlife conservation center for habitat restoration and enhancement, by linking preservation and science in partnership with nature reserves and conservation projects, setting the highest standards of environmental sustainability to protect the critical components of the Banderas Bay natural heritage.

MARVEL

Take an immersive stroll through our lush subtropical sanctuary enhanced by the colors that only Great Mother Nature herself can create, overflowing with the diverse species of butterflies and plants. Marvel at and appreciate amazing nature, get inspired and take the most spectacular photos.

Our Impact

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JOIN OUR EFFORTS

As a member of the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary iniciative based on commitments to implement universal sustainabillity and to undertake partnerships in support of UN goals assigned to the State of Jalisco and Nayarit , we focus on the achievement of the following 11 assigned goals. The principles set out in the Global Compact incluide that businesses should support a precautionary approach to enviromental challenges, undertake iniciatives to promote greater enviromental responsibillity, and encourage the development and difussion of environmentally friendly technologies. Below are the goals of the State of  Jalisco and Nayarit we have embraced.  

OUR REASON FOR BEING

#1

Pollinators Protection

#2

Research / Investigation

#3

Environmental Education

#4

Sustainability

#5

Community Outreach

#6

Equality

#7

Organic Agriculture

#8

Climate Change
  • star rating  Fascinating and enjoyable guided tour of the sanctuary with a very knowledgeable, personable guide. After the tour we spent some time on the grounds, eating lunch at the restaurant (open... read more

    Sparkling11River
    March 1, 2022

    star rating  What a lovely place! We were so delighted that this wasn't one of the usual butterfly experiences where you just walk around and look at pretty butterflies! Instead, it was... read more

    Kristi Z
    March 1, 2022

    star rating  It’s a ways out there, but with the guide, you get an amazing tour. Very informative. Beautiful butterflies.

    sandra u
    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  Excellent experience at the mariposario jardín mágico en Puerto Vallarta. My guide fabián knew SO much about the lives of the butterflies and explained everything very well. The garden was... read more

    Jimi J
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  Fabian guided us through the sanctuary and he was just fantastic. So educated and passionate, we learned so much! This is a unique and different experience in PV, perfect... read more

    kansasbird
    January 1, 1970

    star rating  The visit we did today was so nice...butterflies, plants of all sorts. But the highlight of our visit was Chris, the guide who succeded to pass on his passion. We... read more

    avatar thumb Ginonado55
    November 9, 2021
  • star rating  We had a wonderful experience visiting the Butterfly Sanctuary!! Definitely a must do in Puerto Vallarta for families, friends, kids. It’s a worthwhile educational experience in a serene and comfortable... read more

    avatar thumb Teri
    October 9, 2021

    star rating  A must do activity for anyone wishing to get away from touristy areas and activities! My spouse Chris and I visited on 4/14/22. It was a wonderful and... read more

    Brandon King
    April 1, 2022

    star rating  A day out with friends. Chris was our private tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions! Spoke perfect English and gave us lots of amazing and very interesting... read more

    Volleyball1
    January 1, 1970