BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY
JARDIN MAGICO
pollinators Save and Protect The
DISCOVER There are more than 170 countries in the World. Out of these, 12 alone harbor in between 60 and 70% of the total biodiversity of the planet and thus earn the privilege to be called megadiverse - Mexico is one of them. Visit us to find out why... LEARN Enjoy unforgettable encounter with nature in all its beauty and diversity, lead by the most passionate guides in Puerto Vallarta, while learning about the miraculous life of butterflies, vibrant local biodiversity, the fascinating plants, animals and human symbiosis. Be the change... PROTECT We serve the community as a wildlife conservation center for the restoration and enhancement of habitat, by interlinking preservation and science in association with nature reserves and conservation projects, setting the highest standards of environmental sustainability to protect the critical components of Banderas Bay’s natural heritage. MARVEL Take an immersive stroll through our lush subtropical sanctuary enhanced by colors that only Great Mother Nature herself can create, overflowing with a diverse species of butterflies and plants. Marvel at and appreciate amazing nature, get inspired and take the most spectacular photos. Visit us and support our great project.

OUR IMPACT

02

Butterfly Species Saved

697

Host-Plants Planted

429

LOCAL STUDENTS EDUCATED

1000

HAPPY POLLINATORS

Join Our Efforts

As a member of the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on commitments to implement universal sustainability principles 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 include that businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges, undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. Below are the goals of the State of Jalisco and Nayarit we have embraced.

#1

Pollinator Protection

#2

Research and Investigation

#3

Kids Education

#4

Sustainability

#5

Community Outreach

#6

Gender Equality

#7

Organic Agriculture

#8

Climate Change

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“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations, whose words of thanks will not be heard.” Gaylord Nelson

  • ° Utilize nectariferous and pollen rich plants.
    ° Utilize plants native to your area (or non-invasive for your area).
    ° Plant in clusters to create a “target’ for pollinators to find.
    ° Plant for continuous bloom from spring to fall....

  • ° Learn about the interaction amid pollinators & pesticides!
    ° Practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
    ° Herbicides kill important native plants.
    ° Maintain your garden in a natural and organic approach.
    ...

  • °Join groups that support pollinators and their habitats.
    ° Donate to nature related projects and volunteer.
    ° Participate in citizen-science programs.
    ° Visit our butterfly sanctuary! ° Celebrate Pollinator Week....

  • ° Native grasslands are critically important for pollinators.
    ° Allow leaves, material from dead branches and logs remain as nesting sites.
    ° Conduct controlled dry season grass burning.
    ° Say “NO” to native grassland conversion....

  • ° Ask questions and share information..
    ° Speak-up on social medias, educate your loved ones.
    ° Involve your HOA, apartment complex or community.
    ° Support local, state, national and international efforts.
    ° Share your knowledge, be an agent of change...

  • ° Use less and reduce your impact.
    ° Pollinators are severely affected by extremes in weather.
    ° Climate change puts pressure on native ranges and overwintering sites.
    ° Save water, recycle, compost, choose reusable goods.
    ...

What They Say

  • 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

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    August 14, 2021

    star rating  Recently I took two of my granddaughters (7 & 10 years old) to visit the Mariposario Jardin Magico. The biologist shared simple facts that the girls were able to share... read more

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    May 4, 2021

    star rating  We took our granddaughter on the guided butterfly tour. It was an excellent tour. The guide was knowledgeable and well prepared. We learned a lot about both plants and the... read more

    avatar thumb Lregehr
    October 20, 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  Great experience, my whole family enjoyed the tour. So many beautiful butterflies! Luis was a great tour guide, very informative and helpful 😊 Than

    avatar thumb Anna
    August 7, 2021

    star rating  This experience was very fun and chill. The host is good at communicating to find a meeting spot and make the trip more ple

    avatar thumb Miles32
    July 30, 2021
  • star rating  A magical place in a rural environment, perfect for a day of relaxation and learning. There are lots of butterfly species in the garden, and the best part is that... read more

    avatar thumb Dr_Coral
    May 2, 2021

    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

    star rating  The sanctuary was one of the highlights of my trip to Puerto Vallarta. The staff are very knowledgeable and there are so many beautiful native plants in addition to the... read more

    avatar thumb Marnie J
    August 16, 2021