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Address: across from Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Honduras
Phone Number: 504 24453117
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Description: The 100% natural 40 acres of the Carambola Botanical Gardens and their...
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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Best view of Sandy Bay

Beautiful gardens and a great hike wayyyyyyyyy up the mountain. The view from the top is breath taking and totally worth the stroll. Really enjoyed seeing the local ladies having... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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North Western, Ontario
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North Western, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens and a great hike wayyyyyyyyy up the mountain. The view from the top is breath taking and totally worth the stroll. Really enjoyed seeing the local ladies having a craft party too. Nice place for an afternoon walk/hike.

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St Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love to hike and this was a hike! We were rewarded with a beautiful view of Anthony's Key when we got to the top. It is a bit steep, so not a stroll, but easy to follow and shaded. No one was disappointed. It took us about 1.5 hrs round trip, which allowed for lots of photos.

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Well worth a visit to see rare orchids,fruit trees & exotic spices.When we visited there was an abundance of plants in bloom,the scent of which was spectacular,the young guide who showed us round seemed very knowlegable about the plants she was describing.Not to be missed if interested in the flora of Honduras.

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Fresno, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you want a totally different experience in Roatan, this is the place to go. It reminds me of a primeval rain forest, but with well-marked paths and plant labels. The hike to the top of the mountain is worth the effort--about 30 minutes of moderately strenuous hiking. You're rewarded with a panoramic view of Sandy Bay. If you're lucky... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Interesting place with a great dosent/owner! Diffently worth the price ($10) and beautiful views from the top of the hill as it looks down upon Anthony's Key!

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Lakeland, FL
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57 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were on a private tour with Rony's and our guide brought us here. It was $10 pp or $18 pp for a guided tour. We opted for no guide, but I wish we had. Even though our driver came with us, there wasn't much information, and we're the type that would really like to learn something when we visit.... More 

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Clovis, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We loved finding this little treasure of a botanical garden in Sandy Bay. We got some exercise in ( something thats not always easy on vacation) and the owner Bill said the place is a birdwatchers dream. Lovely plants and flowers, and hiking in the rain under palm trees is relatively dry too! Worth the $10 fee for sure!

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Iron Mountain, MI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We opted for the self guided tour and for $20 ($10 pp) you get a crappy map and off you go. In the front part there are trees marked by their names only...so you learn nothing about them at all. Towards the back the trails are dirt and they are not well maintained. There were downed palm branches everywhere. Nothing... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great array of plants and an interesting tour. There are also hiking trails but we did not get to do that.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We spent about 45 minutes there. They provided a very knowledgeable tour guide that pointed out all the useful plants.

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