Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardín Botanico

Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardín Botanico

Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardín Botanico
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
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • AnitaG
    Riga, Latvia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great park
    The place is very well kept. The plants are amazing and get good care. The history and background of this botanical garden shows how much work has been invested. The palms are amazing and all their species are well explained. We spent twice as much time as we planned and came out with more knowledge, 1000 photos and big smiles on oir faces.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Tara R
    Zagreb, Croatia10 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Rucks
    67 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 26, 2023
  • wildatheart60
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom28 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
    Traveled solo
    Written January 13, 2024
  • hargrave
    Wareham, United Kingdom124 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2024
  • johnmurphyDublin
    97 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 26, 2024
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain619 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 September 11, 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 October 23, 2020
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Roger S
Derby, UK95 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 April 25, 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 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 July 19, 2023
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Quarterpenny
London, UK47 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 January 1, 2023
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,836 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 December 27, 2022
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FloopySandlet101
Basel, Switzerland362 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 July 25, 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 August 25, 2020
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Jo B
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK77 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 March 19, 2022
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Rucks
67 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 October 26, 2023
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hargrave
Wareham, UK124 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 February 7, 2024
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judriux
Belfast, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Beautiful and really big botanic park. We spent there few hours being almost alone.
Has a lot of beautiful plants, trees and of course palms!
Also you can see capital Santa Cruz and make fotos of if from far.
Really enjoyed walking around even though the weather was not good and was raining a bit.
Written October 27, 2020
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We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. We hope that you will return to our beautiful island and, of course, to our Palmetum.
Written November 2, 2020
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