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.


Positioned on the western edge of Puerto Morelos, near Riviera Cancun, Yax-Che Jardin Botanico happily welcomes local residents and visitors rooming in this town or nearby. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to check it out.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area is having a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of the gardens. The most nearby place to eat to Yax-Che Jardin Botanico is El Picudo, where they dish out their specialty: seafood. The eatery is a brief distance away, but far enough that you might decide to make arrangements for taking advantage of some type of transport to travel there. Also nearby, you'll find restaurants such as La Petita and El Faro Grill where you and your companions will want to test out Mediterranean cuisine and experience the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean culture.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local activities include Leaning Lighthouse, which is a mile and a half away Puerto Morelos. You might also want to think about heading over to Crococun Zoo, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Yax-Che Jardin Botanico
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Leaning Lighthouse Other Attraction 1.8 mi. (0.2 km) E Puerto Morelos
Crococun Zoo -- 2.7 mi. (4.0 km) NNE 2.5 mi. North of Puerto Morelos
Croco Cun Zoo Other Attraction 2.8 mi. (4.1 km) NNE 2.5 mi. North of Puerto Morelos
Selvatica -- 11.1 mi. (20.6 km) W 12.8 mi. West of Puerto Morelos

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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