We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Orquideas Moxviquil

Periferico Norte #4 | Ojo de Agua, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 631 7599
Website
Save
Review Highlights
We loved the reserve

My husband and I went to the reserve and had a really wonderful time. It was really peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
allison444
,
Oakland CA
Wonderful gardens with a personal touch

We enjoyed the Moxviquil Jardín very much and received a personal tour and history of the garden... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
Brook C
,
Tequila, Mexico
via mobile
Read all 359 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Closes in 6 min
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Periferico Norte #4 | Ojo de Agua, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
CONTACT
Website
+52 967 631 7599
Write a ReviewReviews (359)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"personal tour"
in 6 reviews
"orchid greenhouse"
in 6 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 3 reviews
"pay attention"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"the reserve"
in 3 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"bloom"
in 21 reviews
"orchids"
in 114 reviews
"species"
in 13 reviews
"trail"
in 26 reviews
"forest"
in 27 reviews
"nature"
in 29 reviews
"sanctuary"
in 10 reviews
"trees"
in 16 reviews
"chiapas"
in 32 reviews
"gardeners"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 203 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to the reserve and had a really wonderful time. It was really peaceful and quiet, and the orchids and bromeliads that grow everywhere are stunning. For us it was really nice to walk around outside, take some pictures, just enjoy...More

Thank allison444
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the Moxviquil Jardín very much and received a personal tour and history of the garden from a gentleman who has been working there for many years. He was so generous and gave us a a botanical experience of the many of the different...More

Thank Brook C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 8, 2018

If you are a plant freak then you must not skip this amazing place. Greenhouse full of orchids, bromeliads and tropicals that will send you over the moon. Very nice and friendly who will give you a good deal of information if you speak Spanish....More

Thank Connie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed November 13, 2017

A very good collection of epyphites .. not a manicured garden, rather a botanical garden. A very nice selection and We were very impressed.

Thank IanAnderson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

I found this place to be quite nice, especially the longer loop hike up behind the botanical garden to the cave. However, the guy at the entrance was a sheister. A quick search online or asking at the hostel and you'll find that the entrance...More

2  Thank Stanislas B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations. This place was beautiful. It cost me 50p to look around the grounds and the 2 greenhouses (with a quick tour), and 50p to go on the hike. Great if you enjoy flowers or plants, simply want a quick natural escape, or...More

Thank seyfried13c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 30, 2017

This botanical garden, though small, is wonderfully curious and has two crazily lush, exotic greenhouses that completely take you out of San Cristobal de las Casas. As an added bonus, Moxviquil has a beautiful hiking trail that goes up the mountain which should not be...More

Thank Andsterm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 4, 2017

About a half hour hike from Centro across a highway sits the orchid sanctuary, which is a pleasant change from the cobbled streets and traffic of the city. Wandering through the garden, one needs to slow down and pay attention to details (not a rose...More

1  Thank Bijougirl1441
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Due to it's location out of town and lack of any docents or posted information, I can't recommend this activity, unless you are a knowledgable and avid botanical garden enthusiast

Thank Rod F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

We went there by car if you prefer to walk, it would take approx. 30min. From center. Very surprised in a positive way how everything was set up with heart and soul.

Thank steelriver2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 77 hotels in San Cristobal de las Casas
Villas Vanessa
6 reviews
.88 km away
Rancho San Nicolas
8 reviews
1.13 km away
Grand Guadalupe by Inmense
58 reviews
1.28 km away
Hotel Maria Elena
4 reviews
1.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
LA MALDITA RESTAURANTE
47 reviews
1.28 km away
No Name Quesadillas
20 reviews
1.42 km away
Bony's
10 reviews
1.51 km away
Restaurante Maricoky
7 reviews
1.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Na Bolom Cultural Centre
458 reviews
1.61 km away
The Guadalupe Church
97 reviews
1.45 km away
Galeria MUY
7 reviews
1.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
FeliciaJLondon
April 26, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
1
Vote
RalphM27
September 4, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes
Алексей С
July 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Cisco D | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. We do not sell plants.
0
Votes