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.

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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  My friend and I signed up for this adventure to get out of town and see the beautiful space created. Fabian was our guide. He was amazing! Great communication about... read more

    Michael C
    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  My husband and I visited the butterfly sanctuary, and it was GREAT!!! Fabian was an absolutely amazing tour guide. His knowledge level of these beautiful insects was incredible. Request him... read more

    Joi K
    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  This tour is not only beautiful but the guide shares so much information about the ongoing changes for the butterfly's in this area. I highly recommend this experience for all... read more

    Laurie B
    March 1, 2022

    star rating  I brought my 2 little boys to the Jardin magico and we loved it! It’s set on the rancho
    Madre tierra and we really enjoyed the beautiful setting. Fabian runs... read more

    avatar thumb lindsay
    August 14, 2021

    star rating  What a hidden gem! I discovered this place on a whim and saw all of the raving reviews, so my friends and I decided to schedule a tour. Our tour... read more

    Skye
    May 1, 2022
  • star rating  Very interesting visit to observe local butterflies on local, natural vegetation. Knowledgeable guides describing environment!

    Linda S
    January 1, 1970

    star rating  This is a very unique experience. My wife and I had a fabulous chat with Krys, the director, before our guided tour. The tour isn’t long (30 minutes or so)... read more

    Doug W
    February 1, 2022

    star rating  Had a wonderful visit to the butterfly garden. We went there on Earth Day and it was a perfect way to celebrate nature. Our guide was very informative and we... read more

    avatar thumb Linde P
    April 23, 2021