Yax-Che Jardin Botanico

Take a break from beaches and shopping to experience the native flora and vegetation of the island at the Yax-Che Botanical Garden.

Due to the forested nature of the botanical gardens, you may want to bring insect repellent, especially for mosquitoes.

The botanical garden offers a walk down a path that features many native species of trees and plants.


Yax-Che Jardin Botanico is located in Puerto Morelos, a town in the vicinity of Riviera Cancun;

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of these botanical gardens. El Picudo, a restaurant where serve their specialty fare: seafood, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The restaurant is just about a half mile from these botanical gardens, so stop by and enjoy a meal. Also nearby, you and your companions will have restaurants such as Martin El Pescador and La Petita where you and your party shouldn't get up and go without sampling their specialty seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Other nearby activities include Old Market District, which is less than a mile away Villa Morelos. Also think about heading over to Leaning Lighthouse, which is another attraction in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

Attractions Near Yax-Che Jardin Botanico
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Old Market District Historic Site 0.9 mi. (2.7 km) N Villa Morelos
Leaning Lighthouse Other Attraction 1.8 mi. (0.2 km) E Puerto Morelos
Ocean Research Facility Other Activities/Excursions 2.7 mi. (2.3 km) NE 1.4 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos
Crococun Zoo -- 2.7 mi. (4.0 km) NNE 2.5 mi. North of Puerto Morelos
Selvatica -- 11.1 mi. (20.6 km) W 12.8 mi. West of Puerto Morelos
Atlantida at Parque Nizuc Other Attraction 13.6 mi. (16.4 km) NNE 10.2 mi. South of Cancun

More Information


The botanical garden is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00am until 5:00pm. It is closed on Sundays.


The cost of admission into the botanical gardens is 70 pesos.

Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico


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