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.


Located along the western outskirts of Santo Domingo, Jardín Botánico Nacional happily welcomes local customers and travelers who are lodging in this part of the city or its vicinity. Whether or not you're staying particularly close, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of the botanical gardens. Colmado Mi Gente is an ideal locale to enjoy a meal at on your way to visiting the botanical gardens, and is the most convenient option for visitors to this attraction. The restaurant is maybe about less than a mile from Jardín Botánico Nacional , so stop by and try something off the menu. Taco Bell Camino Chiquito and Papa John's Santo Domingo are some of the additional restaurant choices nearby. At Papa John's Santo Domingo you and your companions may try a bit of Italian food and enjoy the Dominican Republic scene.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in viewing another set of botanical gardens, make the trip to Huertos Nacionales, which is located within driving distance. There are a couple other attractions nearby, including Parque Belice, which is three quarters of a mile away Santo Domingo. Also consider checking out Movie Max Domingo, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Gardens are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Jardín Botánico Nacional .

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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