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Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails

Across From Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
+504 2445-3117
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The 100% natural 40 acres of the Carambola Botanical Gardens and their many jungle trails offer a perfect place for hiking, wildlife and scenic photography, eco tours, bird watching, nature studies, and of course, relaxation. So, "take a walk on the wild side" and watch the playful Monkey La La scurry along jungle trails as you enjoy flowering plants, orchids, medicinal plants, exotic spices, fruit and nut trees, including the very popular "Chocolate Tree" and the world famous Honduran mahogany tree.
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  • Average7%
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  • Terrible1%
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Across From Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit. Very Knowledgeable and friendly staff.. Fascinating insight into rainforest trees and plants.

Thank ScouserPC
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful experience. Had a Tour by the owner which was very in depth. Explained all the Flowers and fauna. Many Humming Birds flying near us. Sampled the Bananas, Pineapples and cantaloupe. Great insight to Honduras.

Thank dawnandrews33
Reviewed 5 days ago

The hike was by far the best part, took about a half hour. We got the full jungle experience because it rained while we were there, they gave us umbrellas at the front desk, which also doubled well as walking sticks during the hike. The...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

You pay $10 usd per person to basically walk up the mountain and check out the view. Honestly the view is great. It made the hike up worth it. It wasn’t the easiest hike, I think a lot of the rain they have been having...More

Thank melissajjjjj
Reviewed 9 October 2017

2 plus mile trail up to the " mountain " top for great views of Anthony's Key. Trail is lovely, well maintained. Touring of plants and trees well done and well marked.

Thank juliacphelps
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We went here on a whim because we wanted to do some hiking and this was the closest place. It did pour on an off the day we went, but the trails weren’t too bad (we just put on rain coats). The scenery was pretty...More

1  Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It you like botanical gardens, check it out. It is not full of flashy flower beds but it is interesting to see the variety of plants and trees native to the part of the world.

Thank cofloater
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Very small--walked around in about 15-20 minutes on a self guided tour. $10 Admission, $20 if you want a guide. We didn't walk the mountain trail--very steep and slippery.

Thank Umeko V
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great visit to Carambola botanical gardens. It is located across the street from Anthony Key resort. Dozens of special trees -- cannoball tree, mahogany, palm trees, coffee, cocoa, carambola (star fruit). It takes 60-90 mins to visit the gardens but you could...More

1  Thank Ioana T
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We love to visit botanical gardens. While Carambola Botanical Gardens was pretty, the visit wasn't worth the time or the admission fee ($10 per person, I believe). The "map" was useless and very few of the plants were identified.

1  Thank Julie N
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Bobbie W
20 April 2017|
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Response from WJP89 | Reviewed this property |
You probably have the answer you need - however, your aunt COULD visit the gardens if she was content to stay in the lower part near the entrance building. There are places to sit and the trails are pretty easy to navigate... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from Bob E | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how many times you stop to read about the plants, anywhere from an hour to two. If it sprinkles like it did when we were there, maybe a bit longer.
Michael D
3 January 2017|
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Response from shelbywan | Reviewed this property |
It is not a paved trail. You could still enjoy the first part of the garden including sitting to watch the hummingbirds. I would still go!