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Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero

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A must when visiting the Xalapa-Coatepec-Xico region

This is a wonderful place. There's no map, one just floats around and discovers amazing bambus... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geneva, Switzerland
A nice short drive from the city

Some incredible giant trees. A well laid out garden and well worth the visit. Not expensive by taxi... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Colin B
Halstead, Kansas
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Carretera Antigua a Coatepec No. 351 Km 2.5, Xalapa 91070, Mexico
+52 228 842 1827
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place. There's no map, one just floats around and discovers amazing bambus, trees, habitats

Thank Bags63
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Some incredible giant trees. A well laid out garden and well worth the visit. Not expensive by taxi which are frequently passing the entrance gates, so it's only a short wait to hail one for the return journey back to the city.

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

During my 45 years living in Xalapa, Veracruz the Jardin Botanico is one of the most outstanding acheivments that I have seen realized here. The Jardin is the showroom of the Ecological Institute were we can go to learn so much about the natural enviornment...More

3  Thank Jalaparoy
Reviewed 21 February 2018

The collections are well maintained and organized. For bird watching it is best to arrive at opening (9:00 am). Mondays are closed. There are trails through older growth cloud forest that are full of birds. We arrived on the Briones bus from Coatepec. The bus...More

1  Thank royannjean
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The botanical garden offers a great example of orchids, mountain rain forest, regional edibles and herbs, collection of bambues, collection of ginkgo biloba, collection of cactus

Thank Tere L
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This site is not only beautiful and is a great place for family activities (like picnics), but it gathers an awesome collection of plants, including cycads, carnivorous plants, etc.

1  Thank Oron D
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful. Enjoyed seeing the beautiful herbs and nature. This was easy to get to and we had an excellent time.

Thank April M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The garden exposes you to so many plants. I was able to learn so much about Mexico's biodiversity in a short visit.

Thank JamilyaU
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a gorgeous space with lots of open areas - something hard to find in most condensed Mexican cities. You can wonder around freely. It's unlike other botanical gardens I've seen in that it's not chock-full of groups of exotic flowers and plants; still,...More

Thank sdevries
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Well worth spending a few hours exploring the grounds.. They allow you to roam free throughout the whole area and there is a huge diversity of plants located within the grounds,, If you like botanical gardens you won't leave disappointed..

Thank mexgringo
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