The Lonely Planet guides are known throughout the world as the proverbial bible for travelers offering concise and practical advice, tips and destination information. This designation is certainly an honor and will help promote not only the gardens, but also Puerto Vallarta as a great place to visit.

And speaking about international recognition, the February issue of Delta Airlines in-flight magazine SKY also featured an article about the gardens. Congratulations for all the hard work to manifest gardens worthy of repeated international recognition.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens have also created a tantalizing new menu in their Hacienda de Oro Restaurant, featuring regional Mexican delicacies and homemade vanilla ice cream. Don’t forget Mother’s Day on May 10th, when all moms will receive a free botanical gift.

Tequila anyone? Visit a sample of high quality Hacienda de Oro Tequilas that are estate-grown, double distilled, pure Agave Azul from Amatitán, Jalisco. And for a different taste experience try Doña Jose Coffee or Almond Liqueur that goes down smooth, or makes a delicious topping for your vanilla ice cream. Chat with Alicia Partida at her tequila bar and ask for samples. You may also wish to try the Partida Margarita, made with 100% agave nectar.

For further information on the Vallarta Botanical Gardens visit www.vallartabotanicalgardensac.org