Lancetilla Botanical Garden

Lancetilla Botanical Garden, Tela: Hours, Address, Lancetilla Botanical Garden Reviews: 4/5

Lancetilla Botanical Garden

Lancetilla Botanical Garden
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Nature & Wildlife Areas
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Km 90, Carretera CA-13 San Pedro Sula - La Ceiba, Tela AT2200 Honduras
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159 reviews
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Peter Graysinp
Cos Cob, CT148 contributions
Great gardens!
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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unk0wntraveler
Tegucigalpa, Honduras7 contributions
Fascinating
Jun 2019 • Family
I left that place loving nature so much! It's not the best kept place I've seen, it's a bit forgotten but our tour guide was amazing! She knew so much, so it was super fascinating.
Written July 25, 2019
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Leslayy🦋🇭🇳
Trenton, NJ18 contributions
Leslie Centeno
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
Nice visit and recommend a guide. Very informative about the trees and plants. A 2-3 hour visit.
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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Marquito
17 contributions
Huge botanical garden with great varity of flowers, fruit, medical and poisiness plants and trees.
Feb 2019 • Family
Lovely place to be, with friends or familie. Everty time of the years you can find here different flowers, butterflies, birds, plants. I went 3 times and everytime was a different experience.
You can swim in de river. You can be here the whole day.
Written March 1, 2019
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a_marrtinez
8 contributions
Great Gardens for a Half-day Tour
Nov 2018 • Family
The botanical garden is beautiful. I would definitely recommend getting a guide, they'll take you on a 1hr walk explaining all the trees and the history of the garden. If you don't get a guide you won't learn much as there are signs for most trees but definitely not all. Summer months would probably be the best time to visit since the fruits are in season and there should be far less mosquitoes. You absolutely should bring repellent as the mosquitoes are relentless, especially during rainy months. We found a stand where the ladies from the local village sell wines and jams made from the garden's fruits, absolutely delicious!
Written November 12, 2018
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Hippsaroundtheworld
San Pedro Sula, Honduras87 contributions
Great outdoor for an afternoon
Nov 2017 • Friends
Great place to admire nature. It has incredible plants/flowers/trees.
Only one comment, bring mosquito repellent!!!!
Written October 13, 2018
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tgrafton
UK134 contributions
Amazing park for birds and nature
Feb 2018 • Couples
Had a fantastic day here birdwatching. It's an ideal place to see wildlife and a highlight was the Montezuma's Oropendula nesting colony.
Written July 8, 2018
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ffudrid
California49 contributions
Lancetilla
May 2018 • Family
The Lancetilla Botanical Garden and Research Center in Tela on the Caribbean coast of Honduras.

Known as the green treasure of Honduras. This is one of the largest and most diverse botanical gardens in the world.

If you love nature, this is a must see! One of the best spots in the country to observe and enjoy birds, there are more than 300 species that have been identified.
Written June 30, 2018
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Michelle F
San Pedro Sula, Honduras43 contributions
Naturally beautiful
Oct 2017
This is a must see at Tela! Large trees, lots of plants and plenty of green! If you love gardens, you’ll love Lancetilla. I know I do. Hours and hours should be spent admiring everything this place has to offer.
Written February 16, 2018
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