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Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

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Carretera Federal Chetumal Cancun Km 320, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 206 9233
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Must see for eco-tourists!

The Garden Botanico has so much to offer it's hard to know where to begin. Besides the usual... read more

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Beauxarbres
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Ottawa, Canada
Hidden treasure!

Not many visitors to Puerto Morelos visit the Jardin Botanico and it is a pity because it is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Micarmand
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Gatineau, Canada
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Carretera Federal Chetumal Cancun Km 320, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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+52 998 206 9233

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Reviewed yesterday

The Garden Botanico has so much to offer it's hard to know where to begin. Besides the usual labeling of trees one finds in a botanical garden, the garden has so much more to offer. A representation of a mayan farm with small buildings, artifacts...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many visitors to Puerto Morelos visit the Jardin Botanico and it is a pity because it is a beautiful and peaceful place, well organized in different sections : jungle, mangrove, medicinal plants, palm trees, chicle section, even a few mayan ruins, and a lot...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't give this a 5 star because it is tough to find. Even the locals don't know where it is. If you are coming from Cancun or points north, go PAST the Puerto Morelos exit on 307. Get into the left lane, because not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Garden is beautiful and tranquil. It was shame that we didin't see much flowers blooming but yet I loved to wander around and calm and just listening all the sounds garden offerred. There is small mayan sacrificial altar and some other little ruins. The hanging...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, map given to walk around. Signs mostly in Spanish. I only saw one blooming orchid, one butterfly, two birds and three big lizards. Suspension bridge was fun. Seems like a nice place for school botanical trip. Be sure to bring, hat, sunblock, bug...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

A little hard to find as the only entrance is right off the northbound lane of the main drag. It is useful to borrow their map BUT don't count on seeing much. We explored every side path and never saw monkeys or agouti, only iguanas....More

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I highly recommend visiting the Botanical Gardens in Puerto Morelos. It's just off the highway south of the ADO Bus stop and turn off to town and beach. If your interested in plants, ecology, Mayan adaptation and plant use and animals I'd allow at least...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is a very quiet and peaceful place. I wish more people knew about it and visited. There is a lookout tower over the mangrove swamp and a swinging bridge. The steps were very steep and narrow but it was okay for us. Lots of...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Glad we found this place to add variety vacation activities - well worth the 40 minutes drive from Cancun. Didn't see the monkeys though, but plenty of iguanas, multitude of jungle plant species, well marked. Climbing wooden stairs to the tower from which to see...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This quiet Botanical Gardens is typical to the region with many specimen plants and trees. There were copious notes about them in spanish. We saw many iguanas, lizards, butterflies and dragonflies. We also saw the troupe of spider monkeys - about 10 of all ages,...More

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karen461
September 24, 2015|
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Response from Mike L | Reviewed this property |
not too far, I was staying in Playa de Carmen and had a hire car. The drive was about 1/2 hr and the entrance to the gardens are (literally) on the slip road off to Puerto Morelos 120 pesos to go in and take anti mosquito... More
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Barbara H
January 31, 2015|
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Response from Tonywbhort | Reviewed this property |
Some of the main species of interest are labelled especially on the trees not so much on the herbaceous plants. It's not like a botanic gardens in Europe but well worth a visit.
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WJP89
Hi! I am planning a visit to Mexico February 3 to 10 2015. My wife, son and I will be staying at Grand Sirenis near Akumal. I am a birdwatcher and I have visited the Yucatan several times. I have a few questions concerning the Botanical Gardens that I am hoping you might be able to answer: 1) the entrance seems hard to find, according to information on the Internet. Is it on the main highway between Akumal and Playa del Carmen (#307)? 2) should I take a taxi? Collectivo/ It appears to be about an hour from Akumal but Google Maps isn't actually finding the Botanical Gardens for me. 3) what is the best time of day, and how long should I allow for a visit? 4) how safe/kid-friendly is this place? I have read about a lot of mosquitoes... 5) do you have any information on the birds that are likely to be seen at the Botanical Gardens? Many thanks; John
January 6, 2015|
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Response from 585Rodney585 | Reviewed this property |
It is a considerable distance from Akamal to the Gardens and would be quite expensive in a taxi. Hiring a car for a few days may afford some flexibility to visit other sights as well. It is true that the entrance is a little... More
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