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“Peaceful palm garden” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Huerto Del Cura Jardin Artistico Nacional

Huerto Del Cura Jardin Artistico Nacional
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Elche Private Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Elche
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“Peaceful palm garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

One of our favourite day trips this palm garden has surprises round every turn. Beautiful palms in a garden setting with under planting of strelitzia, agapanthus etc., with bourganvillias trained into "sunshades" and by one of the very large "water features" a large slope is planted with succulents and cacti from different regions of the world. The lake has small islands on which terrapins sun bath and annoy the water birds. The most spectacular part of the garden are the palms many dedicated to famous Spaniards and European royalty, one has divided into eight trunks and stands alone which makes it all the more unique. One of the many copies of the Dama del Elche is, at this time, standing on a water feature not far from the small shop part of which is also the admission gate. We tend to take a picnic with us as it's so relaxing and peaceful to sit on a bench overlooking the lake having lunch (much to the amusement of the non British visitors)! The palms of Elche were originally planted by the Phoenicians some 2,500 years ago and the huerta is part of the palm forest which has been enclosed into a garden. Parking is a problem as much of the area has narrow roads with no parking but parking can be found within a small walk of the garden. There is a choice of souveniers in the shop but we always take away with a a small fig "cake" very good if you have a sweet tooth!

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful palms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

in the heart of Elxe in Spain is this beautiful palm park with over 200,000 palms! It's quite breath-taking with palms from Europe, the Americas, Australia & ASia. It was named after Jose Csstano who owned it till 1918. From squat cacti to umbrella ferns to a literal tall cactus tree to an eight armed palm--it's a wonderful sight.
Then go for a drink - or food - opposite at the fabulous Hotel Huerto del Cura!

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful place to relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

we spent a wonderful week relaxing by the pool , drinking delicious cocktails and enjoying the local sights , the hotel staff were very friendly , rooms lovely and clean ..a pleasure.

Visited July 2013
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“Hope this helps.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stayed for a week and after some initial problems with a member of staff (receptionist), which was sorted out quickly, professionally, and competently by the Manager Xavier Martinez, we had a great time at the hotel, IF of course you’re looking for some rest, some sun and some peace. Though do take heed of the comments on here, that at the weekends in the summer there is a lot of noise through weddings/other functions etc, and this can have a knock on effect with the swimming pool facilities and kids throwing things at each other, so watch out for the water balloons!!!
During the week it is a quiet place, and most people around the pool are very respectful to one another, so next time, me and my partner would ideally arrive Sunday evening and leave Saturday morning before the madness of the weekend functions start.
But overall thoroughly enjoyed it! Keep up the Good Work Xavier!

Visited June 2013
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“Great to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

Combine this trip with the palm museum over the road and the MAHE museum just along the street. Good on a hot day for some al fresco chilling

Visited June 2013
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