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.


Set along the western outskirts of Santo Domingo, Jardín Botánico Nacional happily welcomes vacationers lodging in this part of the city or a nearby area. But even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area is sharing food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the gardens. The closest place to eat to Jardín Botánico Nacional is Colmado Mi Gente, a great location to fill up at on your way to visiting the gardens. The eatery is a short ways off, but removed enough that you will probably decide to make arrangements for having some mode of transportation to travel there. Also nearby, you and your group will have restaurants like Taco Bell Camino Chiquito and Papa John's Santo Domingo where you and your group can try out Italian fare and experience the Dominican Republic culture.

Nearby Attractions

If you are interested in visiting two botanical gardens, visit Huertos Nacionales, which is found within driving distance of Jardín Botánico Nacional . You'll find a couple other places of interest nearby, including Parque Belice, which is three quarters of a mile away Santo Domingo. Also, you might think about making the trip to Movie Max Domingo, which is another attraction nearby.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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

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




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