Many of Los Tuxtlas extinct or threated orchids have found a home in one of Mexico´s most remarkable orchidariums less
than 10 miles south of Catemaco, between kilometer markers 165 and 166 towards Acayucan.

The owner, Felipe Gabriel Ramirez, a former coffee planter, over more than 20 years has converted his love for orchids
into a paradisaical collection of almost 300 species and 4,000 examples. Completely self taught, Don Felipe is proud to
share his formidable knowledge of local species including natural propagation techniques.

Many other plants share space here, including rare anthuriums and ferns. Flowering orchids are best seen in middle
spring, although a visit any other time is a rewarding experience.
La Selva Orchidarium
south of Catemaco, Veracruz
approximately 19 km (12 miles) south of Catemaco