Only ten minutes from the center of San Cristobal the preserve also protects 100 hectares of oak forests. There are great walking trails with beautiful views of the city, an amphitheater, beautiful works of modern sculpture and a unique greenhouse designed to reproduce the environment of Jovel Valley wetlands. In addition over 150 different bird species of birds, many of them endangered have been observed on the property. I first visited OM during the dry season and just recently in the heart of the wet season. Although beautiful both times the change was striking. Orquídeas Moxviquil is a great place to take a picnic and have a wonderful, natural experience very near the city.