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Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

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Botanical Garden

When we mentioned to people we were going to see the botanical garden, they thought there would be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Parry Sound, Canada
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 12 July 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we mentioned to people we were going to see the botanical garden, they thought there would be gardens there. That's not the case with this botanical garden. It's about a 2 km walk through tropical forest where the names of trees are posted for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TracyLB27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply a 2km walk across a "kind of" small jungle. Yes, you can see a couple monkeys and iguanas, the mirador gives you a half hearted look towards the sea... But apart if this is the only "nature" activity you get to do in Mexico,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M-A_et_Jo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Garden on a post-rainy October morning, and splurged in the temporarily silenced jungle that comes after rain. Even the mosquitoes had not woken up yet and allowed for uninterrupted walk and learn time. It was devoid of humans, yet sprouting such a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank elikoleva
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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank andreah766
Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank TorontoMom50
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Flip_Floppin_Mom
Reviewed 31 May 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jjwrenchin
Reviewed 25 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

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Abby S
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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
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30 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
5 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