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 found in Puerto Morelos, a town in the vicinity of Riviera Cancun;

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area is chowing down on a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of these gardens. The most frequented nearby eatery to Yax-Che Jardin Botanico is El Picudo, where serve their specialty fare: seafood. It is only around a half mile away from Yax-Che Jardin Botanico, so stop in and enjoy a meal. Also nearby, you will come across restaurants including Martin El Pescador and La Petita where you and your party should make it a point not to get up and go without sampling their specialty seafood.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find a couple other places of interest in the area, including Old Market District, which is less than a mile away Villa Morelos. Also, you might think about heading over to Leaning Lighthouse, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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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