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Orquideas Moxviquil

Periferico Norte #4 | Ojo de Agua, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 631 7599
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Wow, just WOW WOW WOW

If you are a plant freak then you must not skip this amazing place. Greenhouse full of orchids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connie B
San Diego, CA
a very good botanical garden.

A very good collection of epyphites .. not a manicured garden, rather a botanical garden. A very... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
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Orquideas Moxviquil, OM, began in 1994 with a passionate desire to rescue the fallen flora of Chiapas's ever depleting forests. NOTE: Please enter through the OM entrance, NOT the Moxviquil entrance to experience the full magic of OM. The desire to maintain a small sampling of the natural flora of Chiapas for future generations was the driving force that created this oasis of the varied lifeblood of Chiapas's living natural wonders. These plants rescued from over 200 locations is a divine testament to the passion of rescuing and the desire to save the diminishing gifts of nature for future generations. The plants are preserved from further squandering of natures most delicate and little protected flora gems. This destruction is manifested in the pursuit of food, financial return and greed. OM continues to seek areas of destruction to preserve for the grandchildren of the world an expanding collection of this diversity in a sanctuary of preservation in the valley of San Cristobal, Chiapas. As of October 2014, the collection has over 25,000 rescued plants, comprising 600 species native to Chiapas. The garden located at 2100 meter above sea level has a hothouse for plants from the tierra caliente, hot lands, 1500 meters above sea level down to sea level, a fern grotto, a Maya Medicinal garden, two lakes one that is home to a rare local fish, Popoyote, several seasonal wetlands, extensive areas to walk, meditate and look for birds and other fauna in the cultivated and native wild forests of the Moxviquil 100 hectare reserve. OM has just completed the construction of our second greenhouse dedicated to the Lagos de Montebello, the most bio rich area of Mexico. Bring your headphones to tune in and relax, bring a camera to capture the colors, textures and forms available to you a lunch and a drawing pad. Sit on the last bench in the greenhouse and pretend; pretend you are deep in a Chiapas jungles, the birds will call, the wind will blow and your senses will be bathed in the exotic paradise that is OM. OM is dedicated to enriching your knowledge and enjoyment. One way we do this is by asking each person to please touch the plants, to experience with your fingers the delicate forms, the sharpness, the textural richness of the native plants of Chiapas. Smell and listen for the sounds that permeate the gardens.
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Periferico Norte #4 | Ojo de Agua, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
Periferico Norte #4 | Ojo de Agua, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 631 7599
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a plant freak then you must not skip this amazing place. Greenhouse full of orchids, bromeliads and tropicals that will send you over the moon. Very nice and friendly who will give you a good deal of information if you speak Spanish....More

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

A very good collection of epyphites .. not a manicured garden, rather a botanical garden. A very nice selection and We were very impressed.

Thank IanAnderson
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

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 hostel and you'll find that the entrance...More

1  Thank Stanislas B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

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, simply want a quick natural escape, or...More

Thank seyfried13c
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This botanical garden, though small, is wonderfully curious and has two crazily lush, exotic greenhouses that completely take you out of San Cristobal de las Casas. As an added bonus, Moxviquil has a beautiful hiking trail that goes up the mountain which should not be...More

Thank Andsterm
Reviewed 4 June 2017

About a half hour hike from Centro across a highway sits the orchid sanctuary, which is a pleasant change from the cobbled streets and traffic of the city. Wandering through the garden, one needs to slow down and pay attention to details (not a rose...More

1  Thank Bijougirl1441
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Due to it's location out of town and lack of any docents or posted information, I can't recommend this activity, unless you are a knowledgable and avid botanical garden enthusiast

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We went there by car if you prefer to walk, it would take approx. 30min. From center. Very surprised in a positive way how everything was set up with heart and soul.

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We walked to the reserve - about 40 mins from Centro. We enjoyed a couple of hours wandering through the gardens and 2 green houses. The orchid blooms were just beginning to appear, delicate and colour full flowers. I imagine in another month or so...More

Thank lizzy524
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Visted this location, a short taxi ride from Casa Na Bolom. There are two large greenhouses and loutside andscaped walkways with bromiliads, begonias and many types of orchids, interspersed with eco-sculptures. We met one of the main gardeners who walked us through the orchid greenhouse...More

Thank kada09
Cisco D, Founder at Orquideas Moxviquil, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Hello, Thanks for the great comments. I would like to clarify a few points. Every month is flower month, some months have more others less, but there are always plants, orchids, bromiliads, begonia, etc in bloom. Second, the reserve was indeed donated by the Clark's,...More

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26 April 2017|
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Response from Cisco D | Property representative |
yes it is. you can use, avenida yajalon or general utrillo. it is about 1.8 kilometers from the plaza central. or taxi, $35 pesos.
4 September 2016|
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Response from Cisco D | Property representative |
OM is beautiful every day of the year. Every day present wonderful flowers, sights and smells. This is a great time to visit, the rainy season, May till November, because all is green, lush and filled with life. March and... More
Алексей С
16 July 2016|
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Response from Cisco D | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. We do not sell plants.