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Riviera Maya Sights

Yaax Che Jardín Botánico del Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín (Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín Botanical Garden)

  • Carretera 307 Map It
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 03/01/2013

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South of Puerto Morelos, the 150-acre Yaax Che Jardín Botánico del Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín is the largest botanical garden in Mexico. Named for a local botanist, the garden exhibits the peninsula's plants and flowers, which are labeled in English, Spanish, and Latin. The park features a 130-foot suspension bridge, three observation towers, and a library equipped with reading hammocks. There's also a tree nursery, a remarkable orchid and epiphyte garden, an authentic

Mayan house, and an archaeological site. A nature walk goes directly through the mangroves for some great birding. More than 220 species have been identified here (be sure to bring the bug spray, though). Spider monkeys can usually be spotted in the afternoons, and a tree-house lookout offers a spectacular view—but the climb isn't for those afraid of heights. The park is open daily from 8 am; last entry is at 4. It's closed Sunday May through November.

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Carretera 307, 1 km south of Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, 77580, Mexico

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  • $10
  • Mon–Sat 8–4

Updated 03/01/2013


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