Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), El Valle de Anton

(3.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Admire nature's delicate creations at Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), which protects, conserves, and displays over 100 varieties of orchids and 1,000 individual plants, most of them native to Panama. Set up in 2001, the organization works at the national level to combat the illegal poaching of orchids--an endangered endemic species. Tour guides are available in Spanish only, though English-speakers can help themselves to a leaflet with the same information in English. Make Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center) a part of your El Valle de Anton vacation plans using our El Valle de Anton trip itinerary builder.
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  • I recommend this place as a very pleasant with cool people-hostel with a beautiful garden. Place very clean, modest and very pleasant.
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  • We had some expectations higher about this place, but once inside we soon realized that there was much to see. The majority of orchids had not flourished and the others had already dried. If you are in the Valley and you're passionate orchids worthwhile you, otherwise it is not a must-see.
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  • Well, first, the was no guide. The first time we visited them, last year, a guide explained us and took us through the trail. Gave us tons of information. But this time there were no guide and we felt...  more »