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Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails

Across From Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
+504 2445-3117
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
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“rain forest” (11 reviews)
Across From Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
+504 2445-3117
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Reviewed March 11, 2016

Have been in rain forest before....this was a totally magical time. Series of trails...some not suitable for those of us unsteady on our feet...but so glad I managed what I did. There is a trail up to the top of the Carambola Mountain with spectacular...More

Thank ApricotSilk14
Reviewed March 6, 2016

There is a series of trails that leads through plants and trees that thrived before many were cut down.Mahogany,chocolate,spices,orchids and nut trees.Take your time and read the informative signs posted on the trails.If you are feeling energetic and have shoes besides flip flops on take...More

Thank ECD111
Reviewed February 24, 2016

I've actually gone on this excursion twice and still didn't get bored. Tour is educational, not so long that you lose interest, but long enough to be a good value. Good, well trained guides both times. Enough stops along the way to make it a...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2016

At $10 per person for a self guided tour, I could have done better spending my money on a book! The maps were poor and trail signs misleading. Plant signage left something to be desired- names of a few trees- any other information was lacking....More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed February 17, 2016

This started off with a talk on various plants and fruits that grow in the area and what benefits these have. Then had a walking tour with explanations on different trees and plants, including smelling herbs. There was also a wide range of wildlife about...More

Thank DavanKelhur
Reviewed February 6, 2016

I like to go to various botanical gardens whenever I visit a place that has one. I enjoy gardening and photography, so this was on the list. It was somewhat disappointing. I expected an explosion of flowers, I got tropical rainforest. What I got for...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic 1/2 day visit, Arrived in the port of Roatan from our cruise ship. Walked to the centre of town to catch the small local minibus which you cram in and pay US $1 each to get to the gardens, they stop right outside if...More

Thank holiday2travel
Reviewed February 4, 2016

We enjoyed our morning visit to the gardens. We hiked to the lookout (a great workout and what a view at the top, would love to know the elevation as I couldn't find it anywhere) and enjoyed the plants and descriptions, seeing some lizards and...More

Thank Corry H
Reviewed January 29, 2016

Carambola Gardens is a very peaceful place to wander and enjoy the tropical plants of the island. There are self guided trails, areas to just sit and relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the tropics or the hundreds of hummingbirds. You can hike...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Had an amazing time looking at the beautiful plant life that we don't get to see in the US. I had no idea that was what chocolate looked like! The hike through the jungle up to the top of the mountain was fun and I...More

Thank Kate G
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Bobbie W
April 20, 2017|
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Response from WJP89 | Reviewed this property |
You probably have the answer you need - however, your aunt COULD visit the gardens if she was content to stay in the lower part near the entrance building. There are places to sit and the trails are pretty easy to navigate... More
January 11, 2017|
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Response from Bob E | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how many times you stop to read about the plants, anywhere from an hour to two. If it sprinkles like it did when we were there, maybe a bit longer.
Michael D
January 3, 2017|
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Response from shelbywan | Reviewed this property |
It is not a paved trail. You could still enjoy the first part of the garden including sitting to watch the hummingbirds. I would still go!