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Description: These Indian ruins, located near the village of Pozeula, are built into...
These Indian ruins, located near the village of Pozeula, are built into the side of a hill.
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Great birding

We went with our birding guide early in the morning, and it was just terrific. Not many bromeliads or orchids in bloom, but our main reason was to see birds and we weren't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Burlington, Vermont
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We taxied over one weekday afternoon. Perhaps March is the wrong season, but we couldn't find a guide to tell us about the work being done. A worker unlocked the orchid greenhouse and allowed us to walk around (for a fee) but we didn't learn much. We just looked at mostly unlabeled non-blooming plants. Something of a disappointment.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went with our birding guide early in the morning, and it was just terrific. Not many bromeliads or orchids in bloom, but our main reason was to see birds and we weren't disappointed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The most wonderful collection of rare and endangered plant life, housed in interesting, ecological and appropriate buildings and greenhouses

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A really lovely collection of Orchids and other lovely air plants- its a very relaxing place to visit. Ask for help identifying plants when you are there.

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Tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As I stated in my review about Moxviquil Orchids - when you arrive you really find there are two separate and interesting things to do here. One is to take a hike in the pine topped mountains. The other is to tour an orchid hothouse and gardens. They are run by different groups and you will need to pay each... More 

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San Miguel de Allende
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It is an amazing collection of orchids and succulents and well worth a visit. You will be amazed with its 3,000 rescued plants and 418 species. The grounds are impeccable and the curators have plenty of information to share in both Spanish and English.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I heard about Moxviquil from some Canadians I met in Palenque who had a great time there. I visited today (Monday, 1/27/14) with a friend from my hostel. We took a cab for 30 pesos. The cab driver knew the place and how to get there. I suggest you bring a water bottle, your camera, sunblock, closed toed shoes, and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Support the ecological reserve here by visitting this Orchid garden and going on the walks around the mountains behind. Its so lovely - if your spanish is up to scratch Xun will show you around or you will get the guy who's inspiration made it what it is today- both have much to say on the flowers.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This nature reserve...minutes from San Cristobal is a beautiful, peaceful place. Enjoyed a lovely walk in the forest loop, finished off with talk and tour of the Orchid green house. Cisco manages the reserve and has been been saving hundreds of species of epiphytes (plants that grow above ground on trees...not parasites) from logged forests. He's constantly upgrading the place... More 

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La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We learned more about orchids and bromeliads and we operate a nursery in Southern California. Cisco is passionate about his work and is proud to display his unique collection.

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