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Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails

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Address: across from Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Honduras
Phone Number: 504 24453117
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Botanical beauty

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Clovis, Ca
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Clovis, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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ohio
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The trails at Carambola are well marked and traveled. We did not go with a tour guide, but we were the only ones there at the time and the gentleman that ran the place did alot of explaning to us in a short time about some of the plants. So many species! And I loved all the hummiingbirds. The view... More 

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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was a highlight on our stay. Beautiful hike and a wonderful way to see species of plants and trees you might not get a chance to see normally. The view from the top of Carambola was amazing and we took our time to enjoy it and soak in the beauty of this island.

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MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I feel it isn't totally correct to just call this a garden because it is so much more. Like one other reviewer said, it is a wonderful combination of a rain forest, a jungle and a garden. We did this tour as part of an cruise shore excursion and had a terrific guide who shared so much about the area.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

With any luck you'll get an introduction to the gardens by Bill the owner. It is a mix of tropical rainforest and jungle and garden and so may not be to the taste of those who like lawns and gravel paths. From the viewpoint at the top of the mountain trail you can sea people swimming with dolphins (binoculars needed)... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We didn't hike to the top for the view, but had plenty of those from the car ride. The garden was very green, but nothing much was in bloom and the $10 pp fee was way over priced. It was a pretty walk around but I would not have spent $30 on it. Gumbalimba is much prettier. Also, they had... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We did self guided. Map not the best but signs were posted. Nice jungle hike with a view at the top. Bring water.

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