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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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Beautiful view at the top

We walked up on a Sunday from our hotel not sure if it would be open. Mr Brady, the owner and a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
James A
Great way to experience the Roatán wildlife

A nice collection of the many different plants, trees, and wildlife that can be found on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Across From Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
+504 2445-3117
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked up on a Sunday from our hotel not sure if it would be open. Mr Brady, the owner and a very passionate environmentalist, welcomed us to come on in, providing education on the birds, foliage, and insects in the gardens. With a map...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice collection of the many different plants, trees, and wildlife that can be found on the island. If you're looking to break a sweat on a scenic hike, then I recommend the Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails.

Thank tjb_cle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and paths through the jungle. Great half day expedition if you're looking for hiking trails.

Thank Hanna B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I spent an enjoyable three hours walking the intricate network of trails in this superb patch of lowland tropical forest. My purpose was bird watching and also reacquainting myself with tropical forest vegetation I had not seen in several years. I made sure that I...More

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Carambola Gardens did not disappoint! Going there was part of a day long tour I booked while staying in Roatan. I was very fortunate to have the owner; Bill Brady, as my tour guide. Bill has created a true mini complete eco system here. It...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Carambola gardens were beautiful! The hike to the top view is worth it and not very difficult at all. Get a guided tour apparently you learn way more and the guides point out some wonderful foliage that you may miss on your own.

Thank manswe
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A great way to spend the afternoon. Foliage is healthy. We climbed the 2 miles mountain trail and had a wonderful view at the top. We sat on the benches and enjoyed the afternoon. Bring snacks and water!!! Enjoy and relax!!!

Thank Lyne F
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Very nice way to spend a couple of hours walking in nature and seeing the local plants . Not an easy walk for someone with mobility issues but lovely way to have a break from the shore . Cute little gift shop and snack bar...More

Thank MLMacLeod
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a shore excursion we did during a Royal Caribbean stop. A nice air conditioned bus with an informative guide and friendly driver picked us up at the port (short walk) and drove us to Carambola. During the drive we were given informative facts...More

1  Thank rameyfamily
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was a Quick Hike (40 min or so) with a great view of Sandy Bay. Not sure it was worth the $10 admission fee.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Bobbie W
My aunt has to carry an oxygen tank and walks with a cane...would this be something she could do?
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
About how long did it take to hike to the top of the garden? thanks
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
Should I take this tour? I am a 73 year old disabled veteran who uses a walker
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!