Great trees, great paths, great scenery – Roatan’s Carambola Botanical Gardens and Trails offer it all. The beach is undoubtedly Roatan’s most obvious attraction, but getting above and beyond it offers untold pleasantries for those willing to enter into the heart of this beautiful place.
Running creeks, a rich jungle full of rare orchids, wild fruit, birds of paradise and more meet you at every glistening, fern-gullied step. Natural iguana and parrots roam the gardens, while an optional local guide will take you up the mountain to show you unparalleled views of the islands rich inner depths. Stop by the popular Chocolate Tree, take pictures of wild animals, and learn about the biological diversity of the island. A welcome pace from the beach and diving scene, heading into the Carambola Botanical Gardens and Trails will give you a totally different perspective on lovely Roatan.
The Carambola Botanical Gardens and Trails are located across the road from Anthony’s Key Resort in Sandy Bay. Tickets are $10 for adults, while children 7 and under get in free. The garden hours are 8am – 5pm.