Cueva de la Orquidea


Useful Information

Location: Av Miguel Alemán 110, Federal, 91140 Xalapa-Enríquez, Veracruz-Llave.
(19.545690, -96.916190)
Open: Currently closed.
[2022]
Fee: Currently closed.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System LightColoured Light
Dimension:  
Guided tours: Currently closed.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Cueva de la Orquidea, Av Miguel Alemán 110, Federal, 91140 Xalapa-Enríquez, Veracruz-Llave, Tel: +52-228-812-3982.
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History

SEP-2017 closed due to an earthquake.

Description

Cueva de la Orquidea (Orchid Cave) is actually a show cave, not one of those cave trekking adventure extrem sport venues which torture their participants for a substantial fee. This site is the opposite, it has nice trails through the caves, with railings, electric light, and even guided tours. There is a small park in the middle of the city Xalapa-Enríquez, with an orchid garden on the surface and a show cave below. That's pretty rare, and it's actually the only show cave in a capital city in Mexico. And then they ruin it all by installing coloured light. Pretty kitschy. Avoid.