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“Get Close to Nature”
Review of Hagia Sofia

Hagia Sofia
Ranked #3 of 66 things to do in Huatulco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Agroecological development where can be admire different phases from the cultive of fruit trees and exotic flowers. Natural sanctuary for butterflies and birds. Hagia Sofía is a paradise to return to nature and spiritual peace.
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Inspiring and educational. Beautiful landscape, lovely breakfast and lunch, very interesting tour and wonderful swim in waterfall and cave.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Armando, the creator and curator of Hagia Sofia Botanical Park, was our guide. The park is about 1000 acres filled with indigenous plants, flowers and fruit trees. It once was part of a huge coffee plantation. There are many beautiful birds and varieties of butterflies. The water in the river was crystal clear and contained trout, fresh water shrimp. Armando and his wife want to make the park a retreat refuge for people to come and stay and interact with nature. We were treated to a unique breakfast and lunch prepared over open stove. This was a most wonderful experience.

3  Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

January 2014 we visited the Botanical garden. We took a van that seats 8 people plus driver up from our hotel in Huatulco, Mexico. The drive took over an hour and was bumpy over mostly rough pavement and then through a village (don't remember the name) and then on gravel up in the hills. The dry forest was previously cut down and is now a conservation area with beautiful flowers, vines, trees planted along a creek and then a lot of fruit trees up in the hilly area. The guide/owner, Armando, is a wonderful man, dedicated to showing what can be grown in the areas with a little irrigation from the creek and nearby river. He has local ladies cook you a fabulous lunch and after hiking the trails and viewing the plants we got to swim with Armando in his piece of the river. It was beautiful fresh, clear water with a small waterfall that you can go behind (with help). There are changerooms and toilets. Everything is very clean and well taken care of. The people are hardworking and friendly. Paid about $50 each and well worth it. I suggest you also leave a donation for the project too. A must see !!! A mini Bouchard Garden.

3  Thank DPPWHS
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

From the moment you arrive at Haggis Sophia, you are made to feel like part of a very special family. Breakfast, cooked over an open air grill, is served on the patio. The day we went, breakfast consisted of many types of fruit and juices, fabulous quesadillas and coffee. A walking tour of the tropical gardens which follows a trail along the river was just beautiful. Our guide, and the Haggia Sophia creator, was Armando, who brought much knowledge and contagious enthusiasm for this project. He clearly cares deeply about creating a very special place and about being able to share it with his guests. As others have mentioned, the swim into the cave and waterfall is unforgettable as are those fabulous hammocks along the river. Lunch, also grilled open air, was delicious. We had a choice of chicken or tuna, which was served with nopales (yum), black beans, and rice. An added benefit to a visit to Haggia Sophis, is being able to see a part of Mexico that is usually hidden from tourists. The drive through the villages into the mountains was both beautiful and informative. If you find yourself in Huatulco, don't miss Haggia Sophia.

3  Thank Madeline T
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Lots of beautiful varities of tropical flowers, fruit trees, lovely grounds, the owner was hands on and very informative and passionate about his work. Really enjoyed our tour and the location was remote, relaxing and just beautiful. We loved it.

1  Thank 4_the_record
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