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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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Amazing little greenhouses, and a beautiful trail.

We got a small lesson about the plants and enjoyed a great tour of the beautiful gardens. There... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2016
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Nature and art

I live in San Cristobal and when I want to take my family to the nature, Moxviquil is a great... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2016
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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
+52 967 631 7599
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

We got a small lesson about the plants and enjoyed a great tour of the beautiful gardens. There are two greenhouses, one 5 year old and amazingly full of life, the other is just starting, but already very beautiful. There is also a trail leading...More

Thank Robert_Borzy
Reviewed January 3, 2016

I live in San Cristobal and when I want to take my family to the nature, Moxviquil is a great option: orchids garden, a trail to climb a mountain and little challenge for exercise. The architecture of the place is very interesting: you will find...More

1  Thank Monika S
Reviewed December 27, 2015

OM is a lovely bird and botanical sanctuary on the outskirts of the city. We spent a good 1 1/2 hours in the 2 green houses alone with Cisco who described, in detail, the plant life. I found it fascinating. If we had had more...More

Thank Elizabeth I
Reviewed November 25, 2015

If you like flowers and especially orchids then it is worth visiting. The owner is a lost beatnik recuperated from the California of the 70 ies. He knows his business and he will accompany you in the discovery of this very special world. He will...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Waste of money since there were no flowers, just a poorly kept garden. Supposed to be nice in April and May. No flowers now.More

Thank B4RB4R4
Cisco D, Owner at Orquideas Moxviquil, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2015

We find your review rather harsh. You are the first person who has stated a poorly maintained garden. One must remember that we are a botanical garden NOT a flower shop or an expo of plants in pots. We represent what is blooming at the...More

Reviewed November 19, 2015

Don't expect flash. OM is about subtlety as well as commitment to saving plant life that is threatened in Chiapas and presenting it in an authentic way. A private tour with the super-knowledgeable director is recommended and more than reasonable. A place for contemplation as...More

Thank jacob l
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Walk into a greenhouse full of life upon life: ferns, bromelias, mosses and orchids forming little ecosystems on the trees overhanging a little stream. Suddenly you are in a lush tropical jungle, right in the middle of chilly San Cristobal. The gardens around the greenhouses...More

Thank Virginia C
Reviewed November 4, 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting OM this past month and now back home the images of this little oasis are still vivid. After hearing the amazing background of dedicated founder/director Cisco, we appreciated the plants, the grounds and his mission even more. I would...More

Thank Reiko2014
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful garden with lovely hand made bridges and paths. An amazing orchid house and a nice 2-3km walking trail up the hillside and through the forest.

Thank McLeish M
Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We recommend visiting this beautiful and great taken care of garden, which is located a 10 minutes drive from central of San Cristoval. We had the chance to meet the OM's founder, Cisco. Which is a great person with a lot of passion and knowledge...More

Thank yoni y
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April 25, 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.
September 4, 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
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Cisco D | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. We do not sell plants.