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Herrera Gardens

Composed of over 260 acres of secondary rainforest, the Herrera Botanical Gardens were conceptualized in 2000 -- primarily to entice local wildlife to utilize a stream running through the property. Just a short walk from downtown Puerto Jimenez, the gardens feature over 12 miles of forest trails, along with a multitude of animals including the tayra and the neotropical otter. (Puerto Jimenez. 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Sun. $4 self-guided tour; $10 guided tour, reservations recommended. 2735-5267.)

Herrera Gardens in Pictures