Administered by the University of Puerto Rico, Jardín Botánico is a lush tropical garden with some 200 species of vegetation. You can pack a picnic lunch and bring it here if you choose. The orchid garden is exceptional, and the palm garden is said to contain some 125 species. Footpaths blaze a trail through heavy forests opening onto a lotus lagoon.
San Juan› Attraction
Barrio Venezuela (at the intersection of rtes. 1 and 847), Río Piedras
Our Rating Hours Daily 6am–6pm Transportation Bus: 19 Phone 787/765-1845 Prices Free admission for pedestrians; parking $3 Wed–Sun 8am–6pm