Orquideas Moxviquil: Botanical Garden, San Cristobal de las Casas

Take in the wealth of delicate beauty at Orquideas Moxviquil: Botanical Garden, 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. Make Orquideas Moxviquil: Botanical Garden a part of your San Cristobal de las Casas vacation plans using our San Cristobal de las Casas trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Very nice place to learn about the flora that exist in chiapas,... explained you the different species of orchids that exist in the Highlands of chiapas... thanks to don manuel, who is in charge of keeping well-maintained orchids and love of preserving nature
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  • I found this place to be quite nice, especially the longer loop hike up behind the botanical garden to the cave. However, the guy at the entrance was a sheister. A quick search online or asking at the...  more »
  • Exceeded my expectations. This place was beautiful. It cost me 50p to look around the grounds and the 2 greenhouses (with a quick tour), and 50p to go on the hike. Great if you enjoy flowers or plants...  more »
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  • As compared to the size of other gardens, this location is small. Cisco is very passionate about his work going on there to save epiphytes and the time we spent together was very enjoyable and educational. Well worth the price, time, and effort.
  • The gardens are a delight. So much to see and fortunately for all it is OK to touch the plants, to smell the leaves and flowers and to participate physically in this great project. Today I saw over 20 orchids in bloom. Go and have fun.
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  • It is a good place to observe nature, has a trail along the top of forest and some caves, orchids if you have luck you'll find many with bloom and if you're an observer contracts many miniature. In addition to good care
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  • Rainy season is the best to visit. There are more green areas and some exotic flowers. They have salons of ecological education for children and various activities for them.
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