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Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

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Short hike in Puerto Morelos

I felt quite adventurous on my own without a soul in sight for my trek, especially as a... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
TorontoMom50
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Toronto, Canada
Perfect afternoon out of the sun place

I didn't give this a 5 star because it is tough to find. Even the locals don't know where it is... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Virginia K
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Fryeburg, Maine, United States
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Carretera Federal Chetumal Cancun Km 320, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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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

1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was a great hike i enjoyed the plants and the area very much wanted to see monkeys but they were not around the person at the office told me to come back around four I did and just a short while the monkeys came...More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the gardens this morning and were not disappointed. We had pleasant slow walk around the gardens. We saw quite a few iguana of various sizes, a snake on the suspension bridge and a troupe of spider monkeys including their young . In addition...More

1  Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I felt quite adventurous on my own without a soul in sight for my trek, especially as a thunderstorm developed. Nasty mosquitoes need repellent. It only took me about 45 minutes to do the loop. I appreciated the change from the beach scene and was...More

2  Thank TorontoMom50
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were staying in Puerto Morales, so we found a cab driver by the town square, he also came back for us at our agreed upon time. This park is so unique because it is a natural part of the jungle with lots of different...More

1  Thank Flip_Floppin_Mom
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This botanico was a nice hike for us a family. The distance was good and we enjoyed seeing the various plants, flowers and birds. However, we did not find any spider monkeys.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This is a real hidden gem for anyone who loves nature or just wants a pleasant place for a shady walk. The variety of plants is amazing and they're well organized by species so you can see differences. We particularly liked the palm and fern...More

3  Thank Abby S
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The Garden Botanico has so much to offer it's hard to know where to begin. Besides the usual labeling of trees one finds in a botanical garden, the garden has so much more to offer. A representation of a mayan farm with small buildings, artifacts...More

1  Thank Beauxarbres
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Not many visitors to Puerto Morelos visit the Jardin Botanico and it is a pity because it is a beautiful and peaceful place, well organized in different sections : jungle, mangrove, medicinal plants, palm trees, chicle section, even a few mayan ruins, and a lot...More

Thank Micarmand
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I didn't give this a 5 star because it is tough to find. Even the locals don't know where it is. If you are coming from Cancun or points north, go PAST the Puerto Morelos exit on 307. Get into the left lane, because not...More

Thank Virginia K
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karen461
24 September 2015|
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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
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Barbara H
31 January 2015|
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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.
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WJP89
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
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