Jardín Botánico Nacional

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Few things are more relaxing than a stroll through a well-kept garden on a nice day. Jardín Botánico Nacional is the largest botanical garden in Latin America, giving guests plenty of time and space to wander and enjoy.

The verdant Jardín Botánico Nacional covers two square kilometers and features orchids, ferns, palms, and more.

Along with a collection of gardens like a countryside estate set up and a Japanese Garden, there is also an ecological museum that touches on the major ecosystems found in the Dominican Republic. An open air trolley is available to take guests on a 30 minute drive around the garden.


Positioned in the western outskirts of Santo Domingo, Jardín Botánico Nacional welcomes local residents and vacationers lodging in or near this part of the city. Whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check out the sights.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Jardín Botánico Nacional . The closest eatery to Jardín Botánico Nacional is Colmado Mi Gente, an ideal location to fill up at before spending some time at the botanical gardens. The restaurant is a small ways away, but removed enough that you may want to arrange for employing a viable mode of transport to get there. Taco Bell Camino Chiquito and Papa John's Santo Domingo are some of the additional dining options close-by. At Papa John's Santo Domingo you and your companions should try a bit of Italian fare and experience the Dominican Republic culture.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in seeing two botanical gardens, seek out Huertos Nacionales, located not too far from this location if you've got a car. There are some additional attractions nearby, including Parque Belice, which is three quarters of a mile away Santo Domingo. You might also want to consider visiting Movie Max Domingo, which is another attraction in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Jardín Botánico Nacional
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Parque Belice -- 0.7 mi. (7.4 km) SW 4.6 mi. West of Santo Domingo
Movie Max Domingo Other Activities/Excursions 0.9 mi. (6.0 km) E 3.7 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Hollywood Diamond Other Activities/Excursions 1.0 mi. (5.6 km) SE 3.4 mi. West-Northwest of Santo Domingo
Parque Verde -- 1.1 mi. (5.4 km) SE 3.4 mi. West-Northwest of Santo Domingo
La Cañada -- 1.2 mi. (6.9 km) NE 4.3 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Area Verde -- 1.4 mi. (5.9 km) ENE 3.7 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Parque Cristo Libre -- 1.6 mi. (4.9 km) E 3.1 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional -- 1.6 mi. (5.9 km) ENE 3.7 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo

More Information


Jardín Botánico Nacional is open daily until 6:00 p.m.

Location: Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic




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