Botanical Gardens

Address: Calle Retama 2, Puerto de la Cruz, 38400, Spain
Telephone: 922 38 35 72

- Budget


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Nature / wildlife