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Lancetilla Botanical Garden

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Address: Tela, Honduras
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Lancetilla Botanical Garden from Tela
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Natural botanical garden

Very spacious, over 1600 acres of very natural plants and fruits. Very impressive selection of bamboo trees along with some exotic plants with amazingly delicious fruits such as... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Sylvester B
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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Our amazing tour guide took us through the 4% of the botanical garden/seed back that is walkable (it is actually a huge valley with many under explored areas).. Learned a ton about the various flora, learned a ton about the purpose of a "seed bank" and left wanting to return again and explore deeper into the reserve.. Spend a solid... More 

Thank CimiReview
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Because the botanical garden was advertised as being an area over 1600 hectares, we expected to be able to wander around several kilometres. However the staff advised us not to leave an kilometre long path near the visitors center. There were longer paths marked on the path but they were told to be unsafe for us. The area was nice... More 

Thank Iira P
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lancetilla's Botanical Garden is a jewel, one of the most exotic in the world which was established in 1926 by the United Fruit Company. Dr Wilson Popenoe was in charge of the garden, he enlarged the garden and it is today a precious botanical garden, one of the biggest in Latin America and number 2 in the world. If anyone... More 

Thank Dianessere
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

It was fun to go with my two year old son. We heard many birds and the trees are beautiful. Trails are not stroller friendly. The place is not very well kept but being inside the forrest is amazing. Lots of mosquito repellent.

Thank aarangod
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Very spacious, over 1600 acres of very natural plants and fruits. Very impressive selection of bamboo trees along with some exotic plants with amazingly delicious fruits such as the lychee and the mangusteen. Delicious selection of exotic fruit wines available at the end of the tour. Worth the visit and the exploration.

Thank Sylvester B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Good park to go for a stroll. But the types of plants and the way it is all laid out is very very average. They shouldn't charge as much as they do, not at all. Maybe it was because I was American though. Felt like they put up a couple signs and.... thats all.... They did next to nothing to... More 

Thank Jason0013
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This place is close to tela like 10 minutes the service is ok, they have tour guides for extra price they explain the history and names and types of trees and plants, it is good to walk around the flagstone sidewalks and learn about the history,you can try the fruits from the trees, we went in June and there was... More 

Thank Carlos G
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The bamboo garden is lovely, you get to learn about many types of plants(if you wish to take a guided tour) , if not just enjoy the botanical garden.

Thank Leanela B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

When rain threatened our beach day, we enjoyed a leisurely walk through these beautiful tropical gardens. Take a taxi from Tela, but don't pay more than 100-150 lmps!

Thank Katerina P
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a couple hours of wandering the garden paths, watching the busy ants at work, sight seeing for birds. We actually did get to see a few monkeys in the trees, which everyone else that we have talked to hasn't seen so we felt very lucky. It would be better to have a guide to get the full background... More 

Thank kkleinrn

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