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“Beautiful and peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
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Moxviquil
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Owner description: These Indian ruins, located near the village of Pozeula, are built into the side of a hill.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Beautiful and peaceful”
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.

Visited December 2013
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North Vancouver, Canada
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“Epiphytes, (aka Orchids) gallore!”
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 and in the process of building a second green house and museum.

Visited November 2013
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“Informative and worth the time”
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.

Visited November 2013
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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“nice walks and green house!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

the guy that started this project is from the states. hes funny and a bit weird and is full of information about the orchids. the green house is good if you do the tour with him as hes passionate about the plants. i went twice and you need to be with somebody thats passionate about the plants to get the most out of it. the project looks beautiful from the road and elf like. the is a 2k walk us the hills behind that give you a good view of the city. i walked there from the centre of town and it tood 35 mins. i got a taxi back as the heat was too much for me after the 2k walk! the snond time i went was on a free tour with posada frijoles in the city centre. its wicked. they do loads of free tours for guests. not the traditional type of tour. there is a good restaurant on the way back called alejambre that sorted me out after the hiking!!!

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“A Peaceful Refuge Near Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

"We spent a morning here in late July. It's a beautiful little oasis not far from the city. We took a 30 peso taxi there. Getting a taxi back was no problem at all. We stood in front of the entrance and a taxi stopped within a minute.

The hike is an easy meander, with a bit of an incline, through the woods on a trail surrounded by oak forests complete with epiphytes, ferns, wild flowers... Once back in the gardens, we asked for the orchid house to be opened. "Cisco", passionate founder, took us on a brief tour explaining the history objective of the gardens and Orchid house. There are the trails, the orchid house and buildings where many workshops for locals were taking place. The orchid house is beautifully put together. It was like a treasure hunt finding orchids from the obvious brightly coloured to the tiny little hidden gems.

It's an ambitious project and worthy of support. It cost us around 40 pesos each. The only improvement would be to have better "way-finding" around the site. Maybe a little map would be nice for the trails. We had a hard time finding the start of the trails."

Visited July 2013
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