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“Orhid Project”

Orquideas Moxviquil
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Mexico City, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Orhid Project”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

A garden that has been established to discover & conserve the native orchids of the region. Nicely landscaped & a wonderful hot house full of lovely orchids. Just 5 minutes by taxi to this non-profit venture. Well worth a green escape to this very worthwhile project.

Visited April 2012
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Merida, Mexico
1 review
“hiking with orchids”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

even if you are not an orchid fan, the hiking at moxviquil is lovely, you can hike over the mountain and catch a cab back to your car. the forest is beautiful, not extremely steep, with a great overlook of the city. if you are and orchid/bromelida fan this is not to be missed. in the greenhouse you will see a fantastic array of orchids, bromelidas, as well as a large number of other tropical plants. fantastic, and all in the name of conservation!

Visited May 2012
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Ajijic, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 31, 2012

If you are an orchid fan, you will love this paradise. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Please leave a donation so this little bit of orchid paradise can continue its ongoing goals.

Visited May 2012
Thank Patrickajijic
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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“its really small arden but full of beautifull plants”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

orquideas.. its really nice place to walk to . just at the bottom of the hill where u can climb as well. plants are very beautiful . its very clean and u can have nice rest there far from the city

Visited September 2011
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Vigo, Spain
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is a nice place outside of the city where you can see some beautiful flowers and plants. When you finish in the greenhouse you can also take a walk up into the mountain. Take a taxi to the greenhouse from the center for 25 pesos.

Visited May 2011
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