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Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails

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Address: Across From Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
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+504 2445-3117
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The 100% natural 40 acres of the Carambola Botanical Gardens and their many...

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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Awesome Hike with Great View

We loved our hike here and all the plants you get to see. The hike to the top takes about a half hour, maybe more if you're stopping to look at everything, and it isn't terribly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our hike here and all the plants you get to see. The hike to the top takes about a half hour, maybe more if you're stopping to look at everything, and it isn't terribly challenging. It feels like you're in the middle of the rainforest at some points. Only criticism is the map could be a little more... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our cruise ship docked at Mahogany Bay, Roatan. We did not book a tour through the ship but found a taxi to take us to the botanical gardens. Hubs and I enjoyed the garden but did not spend a lot of time here. Hubby has a hard time walking on uneven ground so we didn't go too far but we... More 

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King City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to Carambola 3 times over the last 10 years, It is a couple of very relaxing hours to see vegetation that you will not see anywhere else on the island.

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Tuscola, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked this trip as a cruise ship attraction, I was QUITE disappointed at the overall tour. Marilyn, our tour guide, rushed us through much of the botanical garden and then took us to places that she apparently received kick-back for promoting on her tour. We stopped for about 4-5 minutes at the rum cake factory...MUCH longer at the Chocolate... More 

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Carambola G, Manager at Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails, responded to this review

Good Morning Mr Gary, we are so sorry for your experience during our tour and thank you for reporting it so that we can correct any discrepancies and avoid similar experiences for future guests. The behavior you have described Marylin had is not consistent with the content of our tour or the experience we expect the guests to have. We... More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this garden in December. It was very well laid out, very informative. If you are able you can hike up to the top of the garden to a beautiful view. The hike isn't very strenuous but running shoes are recommended as the trails can be muddy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I accidentally posted my review of this under Gumbalimba Park so here goes for the correct place! We enjoyed the knowledgeable tour guides and learning the different foliage and trees and uses for their medicine etc. We did not see any wildlife except a few different varieties of birds and numerous hummingbirds. My son and niece ages 24 and 15... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful little botanical garden that showcases all the beautiful plants you would expect in a tropical paradise. The best part though is the "Mountain Trail." It's a good hike, with a few steep sections, that leads to one of the best views on the island. Definitely wear good shoes if you want to try that climb.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We visited with a group of 12 people and were given a nice tour by the founder of the garden. A lot of hard work and care was put into the gardens, and we got a lesson on the different fruits that come from the local plants.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We walked here from Mayoka Boutique Hotel and ended up spending a couple hours. Do wear good bug repellent! (They sell it if you forget.) The map was helpful, staff friendly. Amazing hummingbirds, sometimes a dozen at once. Spots to stop and rest if you need it. The trip up to the viewpoint was a humid warm haul, but the... More 

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Pleasanton, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My son and I wanted a little diversion from our scuba diving routine, so we decided to take a hike into this place. This garden displays numerous botanicals such as the cocao and coffee plants, hyacinths and various other botanicals. I am not big into botanicals, so I can't compare it to other gardens. At times, you feel like you... More 

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