Jardín Botánico del Palmetum

Jardín Botánico del Palmetum

Jardín Botánico del Palmetum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Tara R
    Zagreb, Croatia24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heaven on earth!
    I have never seen a place like this! It’s a palm heaven that’s made on ex garbage dump. I’m obsessed with palms and this place has palm species from all over the world. It’s literally breathtaking!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 October 2023
  • Rucks
    220 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens
    Beautiful garden. We stopped to kill some time while waiting on our ferry and we were all happy we did. The variety of plants is incredible and the set up is amazing. I could spend the day wandering around inside and enjoying the quiet, great scenery.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 October 2023
  • wildatheart60
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and well laid out with a beautiful range of palms and other plants.
    Well laid out and an amazing range of palms but also other plants and trees. Everything is well labelled so you can learn so much about the plants but it still feels like a beautiful relaxing garden. It was only spoiled for me by all the workmen driving around and getting in my way while they were removing the Christmas lights and decorations in the middle of the day. Also they really do need to fix the lift and provide somewhere to get a cup of coffee. I really enjoyed it though and will be back hopefully on a quieter day.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 January 2024
  • hargrave
    Wareham, United Kingdom118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Palm heaven
    Our second visit, last one three years ago and it is still a fantastic place, particularly if you like palms of which there are about 3,000 from around the world. It is full of other exotics but probably less in flower in January. There is a pond and a covered shaded area in the middle with a waterfall with plenty of seats and all built on a old land fill site. We came by bus from Puerto de la Cruz and it is only a short walk from the bus station. There are a couple of probably the most northerly coconut palms here. we spent nearly two hours there and well worth the 6euros entry.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 February 2024
  • johnmurphyDublin
    117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some peaceful solitude
    Lovely time to wander around looking at all various palm trees and fauna. Breath taking views amazing to think this lovely green area was once a landfill. Well done to all those who designed this. Map at reception details various routes and history of palms. Free car parking. Easy to find. 6 euro entrance fee. Worth every penny.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 February 2024
  • the prof
    Manchester, United Kingdom26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place
    Comprehensively filled with glorious tropical and subtropical plants from all over the world. Hard to believe that it's been built on the site of a former municipal tip and they only started planting it up in the 1990's. Simply a beautiful place that's about a 15 minute walk from the main bus station.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
  • LST
    London, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park with great views
    Beautiful place to while away an hour or so, really glad we went. Its laid out in an easy to understand way, you receive a booklet with further info so you can read up on bits you're interested in, and there were so many palms that were new to us! They also have great viewpoints of the city and sea. Impressive how they've created such a place on what was an old landfill, and lovely to listen to all the birds that have made it their home now. Felt very relaxed after stopping for a drink and snack by the waterfalls in the Caribbean area.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2024
  • Graeme B
    Los Cristianos, Spain25,650 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Return Visit
    Out 3rd visit, the last time being in 2017, it's good to see how the Flora has developed in that time, unfortunately we didn't see as many birds this time, presumably the wrong time of year. Well worth visiting for a couple of hours to stroll around & relax. Please note Smoking is banned throughout the gardens, but unfortunately some people think they know better, the gardens would be better off without them. A small cafe is a nice new addition in the Madagascar Square. Highly recommend, especially as being residents it only costs €1.50 to visit.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2024
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
On a headland overlooking the port of Santa Cruz and the coast sits this attractive and well maintained botanical garden with exhibits from Africa, the Americas, Madagascar, Oceania etc. The visit is enjoyable with some fantastic viewpoints and unusual plants and costs a little over 6 euros per person. We found it an enjoyable wa to spend a warm afternoon.
Written 11 September 2020
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Thank you very much for your review, it's very important for us to know all sorts of opinions to keep improving every day! We are very glad to hear that people are enjoying the park :D
Written 23 October 2020
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Roger S
Derby, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours walking around the Palmetum and studying the plants. The plants and the different habitats are well labelled. This is an excellent example of environmental restoration - the city's rubbish dump has been transformed into a beautiful botanical garden, showcasing tropical plants, particularly palms, from around the world. It's very good value at €6. There are great views over the city, the surrounding mountains and the busy port. The gift shop is very small - I would like to have seen a larger selection of items for sale.
Written 25 April 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania35,572 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
A kind of botanical garden. Abundant vegetation, palm trees, cacti, flowers. In the central area there is something that resembles an oasis, with water flowing over the rocks, lots of greenery, shade (produced partly by vegetation, partly by some nets). In addition, there are several viewpoints, the most interesting of which is the "Mirador Caribe" from where you have a wonderful view of the city.
The bad part of the visit: access by elevator or the stairs that surround it was stopped and you have to make a detour through the alleys, which you might not do otherwise, on a very hot day.
Written 19 July 2023
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Graeme B
Los Cristianos, Spain25,650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Out 3rd visit, the last time being in 2017, it's good to see how the Flora has developed in that time, unfortunately we didn't see as many birds this time, presumably the wrong time of year.

Well worth visiting for a couple of hours to stroll around & relax.

Please note Smoking is banned throughout the gardens, but unfortunately some people think they know better, the gardens would be better off without them.

A small cafe is a nice new addition in the Madagascar Square.

Highly recommend, especially as being residents it only costs €1.50 to visit.
Written 30 June 2024
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Quarterpenny
London, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Visited many botanical gardens around the world - this ks one of the best & a joy to be outside.

Does great work as evidenced by prizes, suggest showcase that more plus introduce a cafe - took me a while to find. Maybe better signposting from bus station & tram stop (10 min walk)
Written 1 January 2023
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,828 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This attraction was included on our cruise ship excursion of the island's gardens; otherwise it probably would not have been on my "Must See" list of things to do in Tenerife, especially on a hot day as the garden walkways have little shade. Probably a morning walk in the park would be best.

We were lucky to be in the park to see its highlight palm blooming, the Corypha from India. Signs around it explained its significance - blooms/fruits/dies after 30 to 80 years with a 7 meter inflorescence/spike with many small yellow flowers at its top and has gigantic fans/leaves. Other notable palms for me were those with silver foliage. Our guide pointed out other trees that had been planted amongst the palms for their medicinal and culinary interest like papaya, water apple tree with its red fruit, kapok/silk tree with a seed open showing the fluff used in pillow fillings, red banana plants. The park is mainly a green park, although there was a lovely specimen of the plant, "Love lies Bleeding". I did appreciate walking on the wide paved paths amidst greenery, even though there was a sameness in seeing so many varieties of palm trees. We stayed about 1 hour in the park, but visitors would need more time to also complete the blue walking Route.

We mainly stuck to the red walking route, located on the outer side of the hill, but we also had a short diversion into the center of the hill - the Octagon - to see a stream filled with blue flowering Water Hyacinth plants. The view point on the Red Route provides good photos of the unusual architecture of the Auditorium and the water park (Parque Maritime), both nearby the spacious parking lot for the Palmetum.

At the entrance, each visitor is given a rather big brochure, when unfolded, which shows the layout of the park, the 2 walking routes, and special plants to look at. There is a short paragraph for those plants explaining their significance. I found the information overwhelming while walking on the path, but enjoyed reading about what I had seen later in the day. The brochure also explains how the artificial hill was formed and a spot in the garden where visitors can see the fertile soil created from the refuse.

It is an unusual park that focuses mainly on palm varieties and has made an unsightly area of Tenerife green using the fertile soil left from the refuse dumped there over the years. The Palmetum has won awards for both of those results. It was well maintained with palms growing in spacious lawns or in garden beds.
Written 27 December 2022
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FloopySandlet101
Basel, Switzerland347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Even if you don't, actually the Palmetum in Santa Cruz was just pure awesome. We absolutely loved seeing the exotic plants and flowers from all over the world, ranging from Brazil to India, to the Canary Islands, to Morocco, Madagascar, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, etc. etc. Simply splendid. And just so cool, literally! It was 34C° when we were there and the lovely trees provided a lot of natural shade for us to cool down too.

Honestly, words can't really describe the colors, the patterns, the styles, so in essence, the diversity of the flowers and plants on display. Just go see it for yourself. Must-see 5/5
Written 25 July 2020
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We hope that you have had a great day in our large garden, we thank you for your assessment and we appreciate your opinion, we look forward to your return soon. Greetings from El Palmetum.
Written 25 August 2020
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Jo B
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We visited at around 2pm on a Thursday. Despite a horrendous journey and bus service (TITSA) we found the park very easily from the bus station. Whilst not in the most glamorous of locations, once you are inside the park grounds it was absolutely stunning. There were ALL kinds of different flora and STUNNING views. It was very peaceful and while we were there, in March, it was very quiet. It was well sign posted and there were accessible toilets. We spent around an hour in the park and it was very affordable! Highly recommend!
Written 19 March 2022
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Rucks
220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Beautiful garden. We stopped to kill some time while waiting on our ferry and we were all happy we did. The variety of plants is incredible and the set up is amazing. I could spend the day wandering around inside and enjoying the quiet, great scenery.
Written 26 October 2023
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hargrave
Wareham, UK118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Our second visit, last one three years ago and it is still a fantastic place, particularly if you like palms of which there are about 3,000 from around the world. It is full of other exotics but probably less in flower in January. There is a pond and a covered shaded area in the middle with a waterfall with plenty of seats and all built on a old land fill site.
We came by bus from Puerto de la Cruz and it is only a short walk from the bus station.
There are a couple of probably the most northerly coconut palms here.
we spent nearly two hours there and well worth the 6euros entry.
Written 7 February 2024
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