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Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

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Address: Carretera Federal 307 Chetumal-Cancun km 320, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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+52 998 206 9233
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Very pleasant nature walk

My wife and I spent a very pleasant morning walking the trails here, a very nice change from the Resort scene. The trails seemed nicely remote, although really not far from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Rick F

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 spider monkeys (today we saw six of them, two with small babies clinging to their... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Royalton just 10 mins up the road. We were looking for a cheap no hassel few hours out. This place is ideal especially if you like wildlife and plants. Make sure you put bug spray on and watch where you walk. You dont want to disturb the ants!! Round walk with map takes around 1... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was worth the visit, although as far as botanical gardens go it is poorly cared for, plants/trees not as well marked as they should be. Our group did enjoy walking through the jungle, something to break up the beach days. We saw no wildlife but did have fun crossing the swinging, wooden bridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I spent a very pleasant morning walking the trails here, a very nice change from the Resort scene. The trails seemed nicely remote, although really not far from the main highway. We saw nobody else on the trails, it was as if we had the place to ourselves. There are some minor Mayan ruins on the site,... More 

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Picton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a lovely time walking through this botanical garden. It cost 120 pesos to taxi there from our condo in Puerto Morelos and about $9 CDN entrance fee. Hundreds of plants and trees (unfortanately most of the descriptions are in Spanish and ours is limited), and a real jungle feel at times. Didn't need bug repellant although we did... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a lovely, quiet green place to visit for a few hours. The information exhibits are interesting, if old-fashioned and needing upkeep. The towers and suspension bridge are fun, but rickety and a bit scary. We saw some nice birds, iguanas and butterflies but no monkeys when we visited in the late morning. We visited with children ages 8... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Sadly no spider monkeys sighted but we saw good geckoes and enjoyed the swinging bridge. Probably wrong time of year as plant life varied and well labelled but not that interesting., especially if you are a regular botanic garden visitor in other places. Take your student cards for discount on entry price.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is an interesting place - wide variety of flora and fauna. Rickety old look-out deck (over the mangroves); not sure how safe it is!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My wife and I stopped in here around midday. It was a little late for birding, but still was able to locate several wintering warblers along the two KM circuit. The entrance fee was quite reasonable (I think about $10 US). We saw quite a few spider monkeys along the route too. It didn't seem so much a botanical garden... More 

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