Lancetilla Botanical Garden Tours

Located near the town of Tela on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, Lancetilla Botanical Gardenhas a history dating back to 1925, when it was founded by the United Fruit Company as an experimental garden for plantains and other fruits. Today, it’s one of the largest tropical botanical gardens on the planet.

The garden encompasses 4,151 acres (1,680 hectares) with more than 1,200 species of flora representing four continents. The Wilson Popenoe Arboretum houses the world’s largest collection of fruit plants — 636 species — as well as a germplasm bank for developing fruit cultivars. An experimental plantation grows 60 species of timber and fruit trees and doubles as a laboratory for teaching forestry. 

A huge swathe of the gardens is occupied by the Biological Reserve, an area divided into tropical and subtropical humid forest. This is the best area of the park to view wildlife, including 250 species of birds, as well as howler monkeys, deer, puma and several types of reptiles, fish and insects.

Practical Info

Lancetilla Botanical Garden is located 1.5 miles (2 kilometers) outside of Tela on the main highway leading to San Pedro Sula.
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Address: Atlantida, Honduras
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Day Trip to Tela Atlantida from San Pedro Sula

Capture the Caribbean charm of Tela on a full-day trip to the vibrant town from San Pedro Sula. After departing early in an air-conditioned minivan, you’ll embark on a guided tour of Tela with your guide. Enjoy the picturesque beauty of Garifuna Cove Beach and feast on Honduran culinary classics like shrimp cocktail and fried conch. Round-trip transport from San Pedro Sula is included.  
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$150.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Lancetilla Botanical Garden from Tela

Take a moment to stop and smell the flowers during this 4-hour trip to Lancetilla Botanical Garden from Tela. This sprawling nature park is known as the second-largest tropical botanical garden in the world. Hike through the garden’s extensive collection of fruit trees from Central America, Asia and Oceania, and keep your eyes peeled for the park’s more than 200 species of birds. You can even cool off with a refreshing dip in a swimming hole along the Lancetilla River. Your visit includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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