Lancetilla Botanical Garden

Lancetilla Botanical Garden

Lancetilla Botanical Garden
4.5
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
This botanical garden was originally an experimental center for tropical plants created by Dr. Wilson Popenoe in 1925. Today, it is the home to one of the most important collections of exotic plant species in Latin America, especially fruit trees and timber, which give the place a unique landscape. Lancetilla was named after a small palm, Astrocaryum standleyanum, which is native to the area. It is one of the most important gardens in America. Not visiting Lancetilla is not visiting Tela.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Km 90, Carretera CA-13 San Pedro Sula - La Ceiba, Tela AT2200 Honduras
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Letitia Bunge
Albuquerque, NM3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Lancetilla has labelled trees and plants to learn from as well as beautiful palms and bamboo over walkways. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes and you can pay for a guide. There is also a cemetery where some of the first people to work there are buried.
Written March 11, 2023
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Peter Graysinp
Cos Cob, CT180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This place is absolutely beautiful and fun! The locals and the tourists, except the Mexicans, are a joy to be around. Why do Mexicans think they are so much better than Central Americans? Meanwhile they throw their beer cans everywhere, and the Hondurans are stuck cleaning it up. This place is also in close proximity to good dining and retail options, so if your kid gets whiny about being hungry or thirsty you aren't too far away from satiation.

Overall, I had a great experience at the botanical gardens. One of the best things to do in Tela for sure.
Written October 24, 2020
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saetahn
Honduras65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
If you have a car, drive to the park yourself. And definitely get a guide inside the park at the visitor center. Is so mucho worth it! He will explain the botanical garden history and everything about the plants and animals in it! A must in Tela! O and take some spare clothe so you can take a swim on the river inside the garden.
Written May 1, 2017
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KANewYork
New York City, NY3,599 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Located very close to the town of Tela. We drove to Lancetilla. There is an unpaved road from the park entrance to the visitors center. There is an entry fee that you pay at the park entrance. You have the option of hiring a guide at the visitor center. Its not necessary. The trees have color coded name plaques- fruit, ornamental, used for wood, poisonous. The walk is pretty straight forward.
The garden is in a bit of disrepair, nevertheless interesting.
My disappointment was that the orchid garden was closed. Hopefully they are able to maintain this and open it up soon. There were a couple of orchids with flowers on the trees in the park though.
You will hear a lot of birds among the trees and spot quite a few.
Makes for a pleasant walk.
Written January 30, 2016
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judynrobertg
Kansas City, MO7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
This is an internationally renowned botanical garden and I was so disappointed in the untended state. So many important rainforest species and tropical flowers and plants left to their own will certainly survive, but the state of the grounds is a disgrace. The few people working there were very nice and helpful but mainly it seemed there were only employees to take your admission fee and open the gate and a couple of people in the visitor center who did not seem to have a clue as to exactly why they were there.
Written November 15, 2014
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Serge Apple
Toronto, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Couples
5 minutes to drive from Tela.Very well kept.A lot yo see!
Written February 20, 2012
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VegTraveller
Toronto103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a cab from the center of Tela for a couple dollars and spent a wonderful morning wandering in the semi-shaded gardens. Amazing trees! Lots of flowers! Colourful birds! Incredible bamboo tunnel! Highly recommended for a low key morning. Note: morning is highly recommended as it get really hot. Be there when it opens. There is a restaurant on site but we brought lunch and ate under the trees.
Written August 31, 2010
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Leslayy🦋🇭🇳
Trenton, NJ18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
So beautiful clean and nice everyone was welcoming and such amazing food the tour guide was excellent her name was iris and she showed us a lot the flowers are so pretty and she gave us background of plants and people
Written July 1, 2019
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howandyes
Hastings, MI141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed the place. Learned a lot especially about how a lot of the trees there are used for various medicinal purposes. Had a nice guide which we paid 15 dollars. If in Tela, I highly recommend the gardens. Reason I am giving a 4 star is if you go solo you will not know what you are looking at and that is some of the charm and more enjoyable with a guide.
Written April 20, 2019
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Thomas L
San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
When people head to Tela, they think about the beach. Often, they should also think about crowds, loud music, and obnoxious 4-wheelers tearing up and down the beach. If you're in the Tela area and wish for a little tranquility, you should head to Lancetilla. On the other side of the highway , heading west on the way to La Ceiba, Lancetilla is for those who seek peace, solitude, and stress release. The groomed paths and thick stands of bamboo might make you think you were worlds away from the craziness of the beach. It's a peaceful and restful place to walk, watch birds, and enjoy the vast variety of local plants.
Written September 19, 2017
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