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.


Located in Puerto Morelos, near Riviera Cancun, Yax-Che Jardin Botanico always welcomes residents and vacationers who are lodging in this town or a nearby area. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you are free to stop by to check it out.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of eateries to choose from in the area immediately near these gardens. The closest eatery to Yax-Che Jardin Botanico is El Picudo, where serve their specialty fare: seafood. El Picudo is just around a half mile away from the botanical gardens, so stop by and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you and your group will encounter eateries including Martin El Pescador and La Petita where you shouldn't leave without sampling their specialty seafood.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local activities include Old Market District, which is less than a mile away Villa Morelos. Also consider making the trip to Leaning Lighthouse, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the most nearby attractions are 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.


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