Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin

Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin, Caguas: Hours, Address, Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin Reviews: 4.5/5

Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin

Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin
4.5
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Take a stroll through the history of Puerto Rican roots and our ancestors in the Botanical Garden of Caguas! Here you can learn and admire about diverse fauna and flora and history in our island. In this protected garden you will find archeologic artifacts that used to belong our Taino ancestors. The remains of the Sugarcane factory Ingenio Azucar San Jose reside in this location along the remains of the centenary Barracon that is also on the location. The garden celebrates our diverse background that is composed of Taino , African and Spanish roots. The Botanical garden is located at only 30 minutes from San Juan. It is a beautiful park where you can either take a stroll and observe nature, meditate, or sight-see. The site is not only considered a garden, but also as a historic site, ecologic and historical museum.
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Bebelicious
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Beautiful place for pictures & learn of our culture
Mar 2020 • Family
This is a beautiful hidden part of Caguas, full of the Puerto Rican heritage. In the midst of the variety beautiful botanical garden, you can’t help but fall in love with the tropical plants + trees that surrounded the Spaniards, Africans & Taínos. A shout out to Hector Galvez who gave us an amazing very informative tour. We recommend pay the extra fee to get Hector to be your guide. We left there in awe with the beauty of the Botanical Garden & anxious to inform others of what we had learned.
Written March 6, 2020
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Picture_Perch
Windsor, Canada1,450 contributions
Hidden Gem! Loved every moment
Feb 2020
Found this place randomly while searching for something to do after our cruise. It was $50 from Old San Juan to get here, quite expensive for a taxi ride to arrive here. We ended up paying the $3 extra for the guided tour which well worth it so we didn't have to walk too far and when it started to rain we relaxed on the golf cart. Our guide was amazing and could name every plant we pointed out and told us the story of each garden section then let us walk around the pond and old sugar plantation. Enjoyed all the flowers blooming but most of all enjoyed the birds and iguanas. When you don't see little lizards or iguanas at home it was a highlight of my trip. Plus we found some cool bugs hanging around the garden so that was interesting too!
Written February 26, 2020
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Liz M
Columbus, OH22 contributions
Lovely garden, wonderful guides!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Spent the morning at this lovely garden with Cari as my guide. She was so enthusiastic about what she loved about the garden, and shared a ton of history and personal insights about the plants and the native Taino culture. I absolutely loved my time there, if you can go please do, and ask for Cari as your guide!
Written February 6, 2020
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Kimberly S
Nanaimo, Canada256 contributions
Expand the Experience with a Guide
Jan 2020
Having a tour guide show us around the gardens was a must to completely appreciate the exhibits, plants, sculptures and history of the area.

Our knowledgeable guide told us about the history of Puerto Rico which included the past, present and evolution of the Puerto Rican people. It was educational and interesting information that I would not have been privy too if walking through the gardens on my own.

Sculptures to recognize the individual cultures that make up the Puerto Rican people were beautiful. We were shown plants used for medicinal purposes which can be found throughout the island, as well as historical buildings scattered around the property.

The gardens should be on your to-do-list if you are looking for some tranquil hours of lovely garden strolling, along with a knowledgeable, friendly tour guide. The guided tours use a vehicle with stops along the way.
Written February 5, 2020
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rickiey2017
Tampa, FL116 contributions
In major need of repairs
Dec 2019
Still ok, I'm glad we went there. But it is a bit dilapitated and run down.

It would be a good setting for a horror movie at night.....
Written December 31, 2019
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LRR
Caguas, Puerto Rico33 contributions
Jardín Botánico en Caguas, PR
May 2019 • Family
Garden is beautiful. After hurricane Maria it still needs work and more colorful flowers, there are not many color flowers. Aquatic garden was beautiful. A very peaceful place to go. Oh and the little wood home from Barack when my mother was a child was very nice to see.
Written June 4, 2019
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annieh542
Caguas, Puerto Rico14 contributions
Want to see nature
Apr 2019 • Family
it's a beautiful place to walk. and feel the great breeze. it was a nice place wee made a picknick. and walked all around the tracks.
Written April 15, 2019
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iofonz
Caguas, Puerto Rico4 contributions
History and nature minutes from San Juan
Dec 2018 • Friends
Our "Central Park" is a short drive from San Juan and offer visitors a wonderful experience with ample parking and food options.
Written February 13, 2019
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Andrea L
Columbus, OH164 contributions
Beautiful gardens with rare & native plants
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were with a tour group by RST Rico Sun Tours who took us to Caguas Botanical Gardens. It’s beautifully laid out & takes about an hour to walk the loop. There are very nice sculptures amongst the plantings. We had a guide & he was very knowledgeable & entertaining. There were historical buildings representing several past eras. And if you like bridges, there are at least 5 to cross- all different but beautiful. The city of Caguas was only about 45 minutes south of San Juan by tour bus. We were served lunch after our tour & it was very good. They had a vegetarian option including the best pumpkin soup I’ve ever eaten. There are small but nice museums in downtown Caguas too. Don’t miss this when you come to Puerto Rico.
Written January 28, 2019
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Dana B
Jackson, TN15 contributions
Getting back on it's feet after the hurricane.
Jan 2019 • Couples
A great place to visit. You can still see the damage done by the hurricane and only imagine how lush it was before and will be again. Growth is quick in that climate however and you can see how much is new growth due to the recent damage. The artwork and sculptures there are arranged to help give a cultural and historical perspective to the different areas of the garden. There is an area where some of the buildings and cauldrons, etc. are still displayed from when sugar cane was processed there. We had a great time but I'd love to go back in a year - I bet it will be even better.
Written January 19, 2019
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