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Joao Pessoa Botanic Garden Benjamim Maranhao

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Liked what we saw, but to go on the walk you require sturdier shoes than the ones we had...flip... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
elvas
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

An absolutely wonderful experience. A forest teeming with wildlife in the middle of the city of... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Saul N
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“Nice trails”
Aug 31, 2017
“will go again”
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Avenida Dom Pedro II s/n | Torre, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58013-908, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but nice botanical garden. Used to be a water treatment station and have nice ponds. Well preserved and clean. The facilities are modest and not much of exhibitions. The orquídea room was being remodeled and not much to show. You can only walk in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Liked what we saw, but to go on the walk you require sturdier shoes than the ones we had...flip flops...had a walk round the lake and river, and the buildings. Fascinating place to people watch with photoshoots galore. Will go on the wild walk next...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank elvas
Reviewed 12 October 2016

These botanical gardens are filled with the greenery of one of the largest remnants of the Mata Atlântica, but they lack the flowers and other flora found in such gardens elsewhere. The staff, however, is knowledgeable, and they give you a good walking tour. Just...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 September 2016

An absolutely wonderful experience. A forest teeming with wildlife in the middle of the city of Joao Pessoa, which, like Brazil itself, struggles with environmental problems. We had an amazing guide who took us through one one of the forest's many paths, pointing out interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Saul N
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Important: you have to wear long pants, otherwise they won't let you go because of the insects! Don't go there before calling to make sure the guide is there. I went at 10:30 a Monday in July and the only people there were military guards....More

2  Thank Ezmorelda
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We spent a lovely hour being guided along the trail into the jungle. The guide had excellent English and was extremely knowledgable about the flora and fauna of the area. The walk itself wasn't overly strenuous and we got to see some beautiful scenery and...More

2  Thank Darren H
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The overall experience was fantastic. Wandering through the pathways of ancient rain forest is unbelievable with birds, plants and animals to look out for. I found ground growing orchids right through to seeing a truly wild sloth up the tree where the vanilla is growing....More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank missionmr
Reviewed 2 June 2012

The natural beauty is inversely proportional to the service offered( is there a service offered?) The place is a botanical garden and a water distribution center!?! You never know who are the guides or the government workers who work there in the water board!

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank Tarik2011
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