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Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

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Spider monkeys in the wild!

If you love nature, this is a must if you are in the Cancún/Puerto Morelos area. Located at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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To be honest, this is really just like walking through any bush in the Carribbean. But there were... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
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Carretera Federal Chetumal Cancun Km 320, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem of a birding spot, leading you through the jungle and some minor archaeological sites down to the mangroves and back, with a canopy trail off the side of one of the hills. My only complaint is that they don't open very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old son and I loved our visit to these botanical gardens. We went first thing in the morning when the wildlife is most visible and it worked. We saw a coati, some wild pigs, many birds including parrots, and best of all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I went to visit the garden fully expecting it to be different than a usual botanic garden. The first part exhibits has six different areas representing different plants and trees - palm trees, cacti, ferns, etc. - but most plants are dead or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ouryearinmexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love nature, this is a must if you are in the Cancún/Puerto Morelos area. Located at the south end of Puerto Morelos, it’s easy to reach by taxi or colectivo (shared taxi). We arrived mid afternoon and were told by the guy at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank EricHNy
Reviewed 6 February 2019

This is a lovely escape from the busy tourist areas. We enjoyed the walk, the view over the mangroves, the bee hive display and the relative solitude.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank J H
Reviewed 7 January 2019

To be honest, this is really just like walking through any bush in the Carribbean. But there were quite a few monkeys!! That was the best part. And the hanging bridge was pretty cool...I was almost too scared to cross it but glad I did!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank island_girll67
Reviewed 13 December 2018

When we mentioned to people we were going to see the botanical garden, they thought there would be gardens there. That's not the case with this botanical garden. It's about a 2 km walk through tropical forest where the names of trees are posted for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank TracyLB27
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Simply a 2km walk across a "kind of" small jungle. Yes, you can see a couple monkeys and iguanas, the mirador gives you a half hearted look towards the sea... But apart if this is the only "nature" activity you get to do in Mexico,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

I visited the Garden on a post-rainy October morning, and splurged in the temporarily silenced jungle that comes after rain. Even the mosquitoes had not woken up yet and allowed for uninterrupted walk and learn time. It was devoid of humans, yet sprouting such a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank elikoleva
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I visited the botanic garden before travelling to the airport on my last day in Mexico, I had a large backpack which the office staff were happy to store for me so I didn't have to lug it around the garden. I got a cheap...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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24 September 2015|
Response from 171MikeL | 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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31 January 2015|
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.
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
6 January 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