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Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center)

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Interesting place

The staff were great about showing us around and explaining everything to us. It was a little bit... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Great or Terrible? Depends on what's in bloom when you visit.

I highly recommend asking at desk what orchids are in bloom BEFORE you pay admission. Some people... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
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APROVACA is an orchid nursery & conservation center. We display over 100 beautiful orchids, most of which are native to Panama. Entrance is $2, which include a 20-min guided tour of the center in Spanish or the free use of an English self-guided...more
Main Street next to ANAM, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
+507 983-6472
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Knowledgeable staff can answer all your orchid questions. There are prolongation rooms and lots of orchids on the trees and in display areas.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 11 January 2018

I brought a group of college students to APROVACA to volunteer for half-days during our stay in El Valle de Antón. Some painted, some wrote up tags for naming trees and orchid types, as well as past visitors and donators. Overall it was a fantastic...More

Thank cziamandanis
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Every year volunteers place the orchids back to the mountains. The place is very organized and also peaceful. Great place to visit.

Thank Verónica B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautiful .....previously a home to a family who grew orchids for love. Well laid out, plants identified. Staff is knowledgeable and pleasant. A wonderful hour. The orchids are delightful!

Thank Schipblack
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The staff were great about showing us around and explaining everything to us. It was a little bit disappointing that we went when not many of the orchids were in bloom.

Thank Coronado55
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I highly recommend asking at desk what orchids are in bloom BEFORE you pay admission. Some people see lots and totally enjoy the experience. Others feel ripped off because they only saw 1 little orchid. The staff kept telling me how lucky I was that...More

1  Thank Over60Nomad
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Only one orchid worth looking at, we were done in 10 min. Paid $6 for 2 adult and 2 kids, what a waste!!

Thank lasseskytteknudsen
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Aprovaca Orquideas is a non-profit that cultivates and conserves endangered local and regional orchids. Six percent of the wold's orchids can be found in Panama, and more than 150 species are on display here at this nursery.

Thank hortiq
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Wonderful place. I've never seen so many orchids in one small area. Our guide Ayumi was wonderful. We all absolutely adored her enthusiasm and love for orchids. If you are anywhere near El Valle and need orchids, this is the place.

Thank mdfloyd322
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Worth the visit, great explanation of the process of growing an orchid. If you are a fan, its a must visit!

Thank mirsanz0376
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12 May 2017|
Response from Panabirds | Reviewed this property |
The nearest one is not so close to the city. Google Nattur Center at Champion and check what they have!
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Response from Sandra S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the rest. Every time I have been to El Valle, orquids are full bloom. I hope you enjoy your time in El Valle. Is easy to get around and people are extremely friendly.