How many biomes are there in Minecraft and what are they?

What is meant by biomes in Minecraft?

It refers ecosystem of a specific area within the game. Emulating the same thing that happens in real life, depending on the geography of a terrain this will vary its content. In this way, the different types of biomes in Minecraft they will have substantially different resources and enemies.

Don't expect to get a zombie deep in the ocean, but fear drowned people and desert mummies instead.

In one or the other, some element will be more frequent. For example, in the jungle there will be many lianas and giant trees, while in the Mesa you will find nothing but desert vegetation and a lot of clay.

That said, the key concept is that of temperature, this will determine whether it rains, snows or neither is in a certain ecosystem. In fact, depending on the terrain, these conditions can change with height.

Types of biomes in Minecraft

Now, of all the biomes you can find on your adventures, along with what you can expect from them, these are the main ones:


The predominantly temperate climate it is one of the most common. Life abounds in the form of trees and animals (and hostile crowds at sunset). Among its variants there are usually hills, in bloom, covered and with trees of specific species.


With no trees and lots of sand, they can be hilly or quite flat. It does not rain and the presence of animals is scarce. It stands out above all for the presence of pyramids and temples.

Plain or savannah

It is one of the most frequent types of biomes in Minecraft, in this ecosystem mainly open spaces and horses are usually more frequent.


Little land and a lot of shallow water is what usually characterizes this biome. Here you can find the slime and the famous witch huts.


Lush and overwhelming, trees in this ecosystem can reach 30 blocks in height, offering shelter from the rain. With a total government of vines, that's it the ideal place if you are looking for ocelot or cocoa.

Prairie or tundra

Being another of the most common, it is distinguished by the colder climate and less vegetation compared to the flowery forests, caves and villages. Among its variants you can find fields of sunflowers and ice spikes.


Halfway between meadow and forest, what characterizes this biome is its cold climate and there are impressive sequoias.


With the stone above and below, offers many resources on display. At high altitudes it usually snows and the water freezes. Ideal for getting llamas and sheep.


Huge bodies of water, you can find temples, wrecks and a whole marine life such as corals, dolphins, turtles and many other species.

Mushroom Island

Of all the types of biomes in Minecraft, Mushroom Island is one of the rarest to obtain. Here you will find small and giant mushrooms, it is also highly sought after to be the homeland of the mythical cowseta.


Quite difficult to locate, this biome it is characterized by being made of clay and have little or no vegetation, being a fairly aggressive environment.

The Nether

This special environment is considered to be located in another dimension. There is no water and there is lots of lava and stronger enemies than usual, being able to find castles and special resources.

The end

More than a biome, it is another of the special dimensions. This dimension is the most difficult and aggressive and, as expected, it is where the legendary final boss of the game lives.

If you play from your PC and don't have a map in your Minecraft game, don't worry that you can download the game map for both Windows OS and MacOS. If you play from your phone or PC, you may be interested in downloading MODs to enhance your gaming experience.

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