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The Riviera Maya Sights

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

  • Carretera 307 Map It
  • Puerto Morelos
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 02/18/2015

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This 150-acre botanical garden is the largest in Mexico. Named for a local botanist, it 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 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.

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Carretera 307, 1 km (½ mi) south of Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, 77580, Mexico

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Sight Details:

  • M$150
  • Dec.–April, daily 8–4; May–Nov., Mon.–Sat. 8–4

Updated 02/18/2015


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