Orquideas Moxviquil, San Cristobal de las Casas
(4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Take in the wealth of delicate beauty at Orquideas Moxviquil, showcasing over 400 species of orchids local to the region of Chiapas. The orchid botanical garden and plant rescue center aims to preserve orchids and epiphytes from deforestation, and to educate visitors about the biodiversity of the region. In addition to a collection of over 3,000 rescued plants and orchids, including some near extinction, the grounds feature greenhouses, a statue garden, and a man-made lagoon. Learn about traditional medicinal herbs used by the indigenous Maya in the villages nearby, or consider a hike along wilderness trails into the surrounding forests. Using our world travel planner, San Cristobal de las Casas attractions like Orquideas Moxviquil can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I went and there staff which explain the plants that are in place, in addition any Orchid had flowers. To reach the place you must be with your car or taxi. The costs are: greenhouses hiking, $30 $30
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  • Aim for spring if you want to see this place in all its glory. I was there too late. Still good, and still got some amazing photos. Very worth the entry fee. 
  • though we underestimated the walk from central san cristobal to these gardens- about a half hour- (one could also take a cab) we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. though the orchid house may ...  more »