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Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

#16 of 42 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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Very nice place to visit!

The Jardin Botanico is a beautiful and peaceful place! The little hiking in the jungle is so cool... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cozumel, Mexico
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Great site for birds but takes time - don't rush it! This is my 3rd visit but the first time I have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike L
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Carretera Federal 307 Chetumal-Cancun km 320, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 206 9233

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jardin Botanico is a beautiful and peaceful place! The little hiking in the jungle is so cool, there is a bridge with an awesome view of the manglar! You are can get on until 5pm but you can go out later if you want....More

Thank joannesmathieu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great site for birds but takes time - don't rush it! This is my 3rd visit but the first time I have caught up with the spider monkeys. My best visit was during migration periods April and Sept loads of American warblers then.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It is difficult to find much real nature near to Cancun. Most of the town and hotel zone is devoid of birds and native plants. This park is a short drive away and provides a close hand glimpse of the native ecosystem plus a small...More

1  Thank thomasdemaar
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the wide variety of plants, trees, and cacti. But loved the monkeys the most! My Spanish being poor, I did wish for more English annotations.

1  Thank cemscindy
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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 24 April 2017

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

1  Thank punkymonkey316
Reviewed 29 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

1  Thank Heather L
Reviewed 27 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

1  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!

Thank dmikeellis2
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24 September 2015|
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
Barbara H
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