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Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

#17 of 41 things to do in Puerto Morelos Features Animals
Carretera Federal 307 Chetumal-Cancun km 320, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 206 9233
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Garden it is not really any longer.

Expected a garden with flowers and tropical plants and for it to be maintained. No longer what it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Worth, Texas
No monkeys, no flowers

I don't know if it's the time of the year, but it was pretty boring, as if in a museum. reading... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Carretera Federal 307 Chetumal-Cancun km 320, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 206 9233

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expected a garden with flowers and tropical plants and for it to be maintained. No longer what it once was. Condos have been built up around it and it no longer really maintained. Went there to go bird watching and was also disappointed with the...More

Thank 042715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know if it's the time of the year, but it was pretty boring, as if in a museum. reading about trees very interesting, but a tree and leaves is a tree and leaves. WE saw no monkeys just a lot of Iguanas. It's...More

Thank punkymonkey316
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We really enjoyed our recent trip to the botanical gardens. We had been 2 years before, and enjoyed it then as well, but were glad to see that some signs had been updated. These are not manicured gardens, but rather a walk through the jungle...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We've visited Jardin Botanico several times and each time we see something different. This time we were particularly interested in bird watching, and we saw several birds we hadn't seen before. The raised platform (Mirador) gave us clear views of the jungle all the way...More

Thank earthstar748
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have visited this place twice. I am so thankful that a small part of the Riviera Maya has been preserved for nature. It has a nice walking trail with many posted signs about the native vegetation. On both of my visits, I have seen...More

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 16 March 2017

this gardens had alot of native plants and trees..a few animals and birds...hanging bridge....saw alot of birds..myan ruins...and village examples...needed a little clean up from storms...but well worth visiting!

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Royalton just 10 mins up the road. We were looking for a cheap no hassel few hours out. This place is ideal especially if you like wildlife and plants. Make sure you put bug spray on and watch where you...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

This was worth the visit, although as far as botanical gardens go it is poorly cared for, plants/trees not as well marked as they should be. Our group did enjoy walking through the jungle, something to break up the beach days. We saw no wildlife...More

Thank sunbeachlady
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I spent a very pleasant morning walking the trails here, a very nice change from the Resort scene. The trails seemed nicely remote, although really not far from the main highway. We saw nobody else on the trails, it was as if...More

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a lovely time walking through this botanical garden. It cost 120 pesos to taxi there from our condo in Puerto Morelos and about $9 CDN entrance fee. Hundreds of plants and trees (unfortanately most of the descriptions are in Spanish and ours is...More

3  Thank leftagoodjob
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is this near Playa del Carmen?
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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