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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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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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Beautiful getaway

Such a beautiful garden! There is also a short hike, which has the most beautiful view at the top! The staff is wonderful and welcoming, and there's even a gift shop cat! :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Merida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The tour guide was friendly and informative and plants nicely labelled, but our particular tour didn't allow us to climb to the top for an overview which was disappointing.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Such a beautiful garden! There is also a short hike, which has the most beautiful view at the top! The staff is wonderful and welcoming, and there's even a gift shop cat! :)

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

These gardens are so beautiful. The paths are well-kept, the plants all seem very healthy, and the ambiance is calming. There are all sorts of places to sit and relax after you've explored the extent of the gardens. I found the owner and the staff very welcoming. I particularly enjoyed the hike up to the vista point from where you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Change of pace from diving, long hike up the mountain. Not much wildlife, but great view from the peak

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Belize City, Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I visited this plant haven, if you want to know about medicinal plant this is the place to be. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and very friendly. It was clean and has a very inviting atmosphere.

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Edson, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Decided to go to the gardens one afternoon when the water was a little too rough to snorkel. The hike is worth the view, but make sure you have decent footwear. I was solo and took my time and was rewarded by seeing to monkey lalas and some butterflies. There is a vast array of local flora in a dense... More 

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

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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