Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Orquideas Moxviquil, OM, began in 1994 as a passionate desire to rescue the fallen flora of Chiapas's ever depleting forests....
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.