There is more to El Charco del Ingenio than the hike along the canyon. It is a nature preserve. The wetlands above the dam provide a habitat for birds and other wildlife. There are relevant photos relating to that at the web site as well as photos portraying how the place changes through the seasons.
The collection of cacti and succulents there is very appealing to me personally. Through the years, I have tended to my share of house plants, and I have always been partial to these plants. I have probably killed more cacti and succulents through the years than are in the collection at El Charco del Ingenio.
I find that there are three photos at the El Charco del Ingenio web site that are nearly identical to the three shots above that I took except for the quality of the photo. When one encounters those scenes on a hike, they cry out to be photographed.
I am still trying to wrap my mind around this idea of rescuing plants. It is an concept that does not come naturally to me, unlike rescuing animals, for instance. However, when you ponder it a bit, it makes every bit as much sense as rescuing animals does.
There is a large greenhouse complex on the premises that one may walk through. I will do so upon my next visit