Botanical Gardens

Price guide: Budget

Calle Retama 2, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400

Price guide: Budget

The visitor-eating banyan tree
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#2 of 6
expert-rated things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Botanical Gardens

A cultivated jungle of giant plants, palm trees and waterlillies.

These gardens contain exotic specimens from all over the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, all of which are thriving in Puerto’s perfect botanical climate and producing the plant equivalent of The Lost World.

Wander through giant leathery leaves, agave plants that ought to be classified as lethal weapons and palm trees that would dwarf Jack’s beanstalk.

When the hysteria of the undergrowth gets too much, find solace and tranquility at the Monet-style water-lily pond before skirting your way around the giant Banyan tree which, rumour has it, eats tourists left in after dark.

Price advice: 

Entrance tickets are 3 euros for adults.

Expert tips: 
Don't miss exotic specimens such as the drunken tree (boracho) and the sausage tree (salchicha) whose fruit actually looks like a sausage.

More information on Botanical Gardens:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Park / garden
Address:
Calle Retama 2, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400
Telephone:
922 38 35 72
Website:
http://www.rinconesdelatlantico.com/num2/jardin_orotava.html
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 9am-7pm (April-September), 9am-6pm (October-March).
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
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