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Jardin Botanico Nacional

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I love nature

Love visiting gardens for the variety of flowers and all the small animals that you ca find all... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Great Place to visit

Visited this park for the day, very nice and had a great meal in the restaurant that used to be the... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Love visiting gardens for the variety of flowers and all the small animals that you ca find all around. They had a big lake full of fishes that were beautiful, There was also a restaurant in the Japanese garden with a beautiful view. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank YelenniP
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Visited this park for the day, very nice and had a great meal in the restaurant that used to be the landowners house on top of the hill.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This garden must be very lush and beautiful in the rainy season as it is very large and quite well laid out. Many species of plants from around the world. But when i visited it last February, it looked very dried probably it didn'nt got...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

We loved this place (Jan 2018) but it isn't for everyone. Given trip around in tractor pulled old bus. Fantastic knowledgeable guide. Unfortunately Japanese garden under reconstruction over next few months - I guess that would be a real pull. Glass houses (only two open...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank djwithington
Reviewed December 10, 2017

This garden is "out of town", originally a ranch, taken by Castro during the Revolution. The acreage is large, so you really need a car/small bus to see all sections, plus you will need a staff member to show you around, otherwise it would be...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank gro05
Reviewed December 4, 2017

They have this bus that takes you around and the botanico; you get to hop on and hop off. They just about have something from the most prominent countries.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank rmilagros
Reviewed July 7, 2017

This enormous botanical garden is located a bit out of the way. Make sure you have transport for the return to Havana.My taxi didin't show up and it was very unclear if there was bus back to town so I had to hitchhike , which...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank zimof1
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Excellent garden with trees and flowes from all the tropical areas in the world. Very close to the La Habana city. The guides are very knowledgeable and the tour us beautiful

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank 764pepl
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The very large garden is divided into various regions. I was impressed by the palms and pines as well as the greenhouses with unusual cacti and succulents. Unfortunately the Japanese garden is in need of repair due to drainage problems.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank JeannefromNorCal
Reviewed January 27, 2017

If you're interested in a huge variety of tropical and subtropical trees, this is worth a visit. There are trees from Cuba, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. The guide was very knowlegeable. There are three pavilions containing smaller plants: one for desert plants,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank djm257
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Rona H
October 15, 2017|
Response from zimof1 | Reviewed this property |
There is no brding tour that I knowof. Just show up in the morning and walk around yourself. There are some guides you can hire, but I didn;t had the feeling there were very knowldgeable about the bird. Bring walking shoes... More
October 23, 2015|
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Response from renier c | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, Sorry for not posting sooner. You can definitely spend 2 worthy hours at National Botanical Garden. If you love nature, I couldn't recommend you a better place in Havana. Since you are on transit for 4 hours in... More
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New Minas, Nova Scotia
Jardin Botanico Nacional, (3 Replies)
Does anyone know anything about the Botannical Gardens in Santo Domingo? We are stay at the Bahia Prinicipe Bavaro. How far away is Santo Domingo? What is the best way to get there? What plants are in Bloom in early April?
March 16, 2007|
Response fromWud2|
PLants are in bllom virtually all year, Santo Domingo is 4.5 hours by bus from your resort.