El Pahuma Orchid Reserve
El Pahuma Orchid Reserve
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klmaestra
Silver Spring, MD1,033 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
If you are in this area or part of a tour, El Pahuma Orchid Reserve is worth the visit. There are some obstacles such as the language skills of some of the local guides. As a Spanish speaker, I did not have problems because I could ask questions, etc. Others in the group might have benefited from a bit more English. What we saw was beautiful but more orchids might have been nice.
Written 10 December 2017
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Margaret F
Belfast, UK656 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
This reserve in the rain forest is quite rustic - but that's why there are some rare plants and birds here. It's also not very accessible for people who are not sure-footed.

Be careful crossing the busy highway from the parking area. Then watch your footing on the muddy path and also on the rickety footbridge. I'm moderately active, but I decided not to do the final steep hike up to the waterfall. I stayed on the footbridge enjoying the powerful stream flowing below me.

The orchids are small and mostly in pots, but look around and you may may just spy some in the wild. We also saw some tanager eggs in a nest, and an armadillo.

It's a small and informal reserve. I'm guessing that the authorities will have to make a decision either to invest in facilities and better walkways to attract more visitors, or keep it rustic. I would vote for the latter, so that the flora and fauna can stay quietly protected.
Written 8 April 2017
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GlobalSpanishTravel
Philadelphia, PA60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
I did not see as many orchids as I had hoped. The ones I did see were clustered around the entrance and most were in pots, not in their natural habitat. But the experience overall was great. There are some nice hikes and the air was fresh! Go in with the right expectation and you won't be disappointed.
Written 17 March 2016
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LookingForFamilyFun
Houston, TX1,721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
This was a nice stop for a bit of hiking where we saw the elusive cock of the rock on her nest...with chick! bathrooms, but not much other than a toilet unfortunately & I wouldn't eat here....
Written 24 December 2015
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mwcw
new mexico727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
El Pahuma Orchid Reserve contains over 200 species of orchids that can be viewed along any of the 6 established trails. Several go to cascades and small waterfalls. The Sendoro Gallo de la Pena Trail can be walked with a guide to see the nesting place of the Ecuadoran Cock of the Rock. We saw one - although at a distance - and it was the highlight of our visit. The surrounding forest is beautiful in its own right but the orchids are what distinguish it from other places. They range from teeny ones that you might not even notice to large, colorful displays. The trails are relatively flat and well maintained although a bit muddy. We also saw an abundance of hummingbirds. Well worth your time. Entry fee is around $2/per person and the guides are fantastic.
Written 19 July 2015
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