At only 30 minutes from Cartagena is located one of the most important ecological attractions of the region, with a living collection of more than 300 species of plants of the Colombian Caribbean and one of the few virgin native forests in the region. Botanical Garden “Guillermo Piñeres” has several special collections and about 2 km of paths. A source of spring water that runs during all the year is found inside the forest. It is an ideal place to meet and learn from the fauna and flora of the Colombian Caribbean.


  • Cafeteria
  • Guided tours
  • Auditorium with capacity for 50 and 20 people respectively
  • Special packages for groups (schools, universities, Business)
To schedule your visit, meet prices and discounts contact us (5) 6723800 ext. 4026.

Getting there

The garden is located in Matute at the municipality of Turbaco in the Department of Bolivar (Colombia). At 30 minute driving from the center of Cartagena de Indias.

Jardín Botánico de Cartagena “Guillermo Piñeres”

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Jardín Botánico de Cartagena “Guillermo Piñeres” 10.353719, -75.428846

Public Transportation


Take it in the Pedro de Heredia avenue, ideally at the level of the Amparo petrol pump, the bus says Ternera-Villa Grande ($ 1800) get off the bus at “turno de los buses de Turbaco” and then take another bus to Turbaco ($ 1800) ask to be left in the garden entrance (1 km walk approx.).


The service costs between $ 100,000 and $ 120,000 pesos (± 33 – 40 USD), this includes taxi waiting round the garden and back (total time of 4 hours service). Only one way or return worth between $ 50,000 and $ 55,000 (± 17 – 19 USD). These are some of the drivers phones that usually make this service for us: (318) 390-5624, (311) 791-4540, (316) 751-4385, (317) 286-1976 or (301) 422-7043


The garden is open Tuesday to Sunday and Monday holidays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Closed on Tuesdays after Monday holiday!