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Orquideas Moxviquil OM

Address: Periferico Norte #4 | Ojo de Agua, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 967 678 5727
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: Orquideas Moxviquil, OM, began in 1994 as a passionate desire to rescue the fallen flora of Chiapas's ever depleting forests. The desire to maintain a small sampling of the natural energy 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 generation. The plants are now preserved from the need to squandered 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 expanded collection of this diversity in a sanctuary of preservation in the valley of San Cristobal.As of December 2013, the collection has over 18,000 rescued plants, comprising 450 species native to Chiapas. The garden has a hothouse for plants from the tierra caliente, hot lands, 1500 meters above sea level down to sea level, also a fern, Maya Medicinal and mushroom garden, a large lake that is home to a rare local fish, Popoyote and extensive areas to walk, meditate and look for birds and other fauna in the cultivated and native wild forests of the Moxviquil 100 hector reserve. Bring your headphones, tune in and relax, bring a camera to capture the colors, textures and forms available to you. 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.

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Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Even though we arrived late in the day, the owner was very welcoming & took the time to explain about the plants and the project. Our children were very pleased to be encouraged to explore, touch all the leaves and feel the different textures. They also enjoyed the outdoor play area and the woodland walk. It was a very worthwhile,... More

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South Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I recommend you to go OM even if you are not interested in orchids. The collection of plants is impressive and creatively displayed. The construction of the grounds and buildings is also creative and worth seeing. If you are lucky enough to catch Cisco, the developer of the project, you will be rewarded with his stories, passion and knowledge. I... More

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The orchid garden has a quite big collection of local species of orchids, it is a very beautiful space to relax and to connect with nature. There is also a nice hiking route connected to the garden, about 3 km long. El jardín de orquídeas tiene una buena colección de especies locales de orquídeas, es un lugar muy hermoso para... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After a rough few days working in San Cristobal de las Casas, the three hours I spent at Orquídeas Moxviquil let me get away from myself, a solace from day-to-day stress. More than a place to tick off on a list of tourist attractions, OM offers an experience at many levels. I enjoyed the beauty of all the plants, OM... More

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Branson, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is a very nice place to spend a few hours outside the city. There is a very nice walk outside, about 3 kilometers long in the mountain. Highly recommended !

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El Paso, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was not attracted a lot by "orquideas" until I visited this place and see the great work done by the US volunteer. You got to visit this this museum it is just great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The place is really magical, but it's also crazy just like the owner who is a free spirited expat from California :-) . Good place and different from the usual touristic stuff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went there with my bf the other day. Neither of us have any particular interest in orchids (or flowers in general), but walking through the greenhouse we found us self watching and experience the flowers in a completely new way. It's an interesting and peaceful way to spent a couple of hours. The project and concept seems cool and the... More

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San Cristobal de Las Casas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Absolutely magical experience. I highly recommend visiting on a day when you can catch Cisco and his mesmerizing stories and orchid knowledge! Ask him to show you how orchids pollinate or about the superpowers of the water hyacinths. I was able to see so many more beautiful flowers and treasures after he helped point them out. The space has a... More

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Todos Santos
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You haven't seen anything yet. These are not your Costco orchids. Cisco gives an informative, interesting and unexpected experience with plants endemic to the area... Including bromeliads, ferns and of course orchids. But wait till you see the orchids!! Some are so small and delicate you might miss them if you don't pay attention. don't miss it!! A short cab... More

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