Personal Tropical Garden Tours – Contact Information, Prices, Hours and Map
Come – Tour – Experience Ola Brisa Gardens
Personalized tours are by appointment as otherwise Tommy and Jose may be off somewhere “in the interior” searching for new plant specimens or out in the mountains investigating new areas to explore.
Map To Our location
Click on the map for an interactive map.
In Santiago, on the north side of Manzanillo, on the north side of the Kiosko located at the large PEMEX on Blvd. de la Miguel Madrid – approximately three blocks north of Juanito’s Restaurant and ½ block south of Margarita’s Restaurant – lies a (rather rough) road going up the hill. Take it (with you vehicle in low gear). Proceed straight up the hill. After about two blocks you will encounter a Y intersection Take the (very steep) road to the right – this is why your car should be in first gear! Directly ahead you will see one white house on the left and an orange colored one on the right. At the crest of the hill, next to the one on the right, you will see a dark green blockish home. Ola Brisa Gardens is the next structure on the right. You can identify it by the large wrought iron coconut palm on the side of our home and the Thai temple bell at the entrance. Park on the left side of the street.
Hours of Operation
By scheduled appointment only:
Telephone – Mexico: 314-334-0856 U.S. 405-241-7114
Personalized Guided Tours at 9:00 or 9:30 A.M. – Monday – Saturday
Closed Christmas, New Year’s Day, August 3 and December 9 (Patty and Tommy’s birthdays!)
No children under 10 years of age.
· Personalized Tour – Donation of $20 USD or $350 MXN
o Includes coffee
· Annual Membership – Donation of $65*
o Includes one free non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage per visit
o A 10% discount for all accompanying guests
o Includes 10% discount from all Ola Brisa Gardens memorabilia
· Life Time Membership – Donation of $250*
o Includes two free non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages per visit
o A 25% discount for all accompanying guests
o Includes 25% discount from all Ola Brisa Gardens memorabilia
o Annually, a gift of an exotic plant grown in Ola Brisa Gardens
· Millennial Intergalactic Membership – Terms Negotiable
Various varieties of soft drinks are available for donations of $1, Mexican bottled beers are $2, Patty’s Mango Margarita’s (for which the gardens have attained a degree of renown) $5
Unless encouraged to do so by your guide, please do not touch the palms, plants or flowers. They’re sensitive you know! Questions of your guide are encouraged. And, please stay on the paths, walkways or lawn areas.
Photography in the gardens
Feel free to take as many pictures as you wish. Ample time will be provided along the tour for such to be done. Your favorites can be submitted to Tommy and Patty for inclusion – with credit given – on this site.
Just like the jungles themselves, we are open come rain or shine! However, remember that tile can be slippery when wet. Accordingly, please exercise caution when walking on such in the garden entrance and on first four terraces. On the ensuing terraces the paths are concrete block or grass and, as a result, not slick.
*Donations are in USD at current conversion rate (Effective October 30, 2016)