Visit Palmetum, the Botanical Garden in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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A vast collection of palm trees from different continents - at Palmetum Tenerife

One of the most recent attractions in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Palmetum is a botanical garden which covers 120.000 square meters and specializes in all types of palm trees.

The land where Palmetum is located now used to be a rubbish dump until the idea of transforming it into a botanical garden came up. Nowadays it showcases a great variety of spectacular vegetation, which is the result of the collaboration of numerous companies and organizations around the world, from Sydney to Havana and from Miami to Santo Domingo.

In 2021, Santa Cruz de Tenerife celebrated the seventh anniversary of the opening to the public of the Palmetum, which was inaugurated on January 28, 2014.

Why should you visit Palmetum while in Tenerife?

First of all, we strongly recommend you to come and visit Santa Cruz, the capital, especially if you're a repeat visitor on the island and you're looking for new places to see and things to do in Tenerife.

And if you are coming to Santa Cruz, then the Palmetum is a good place to visit not only because of the beautiful vegetation but also for the breathtaking views over the ocean, the city and the Anaga Mountains. From the Palmetum, you will also have a beautiful perspective of the Auditorium in Santa Cruz, the famous work of the architect Santiago Calatrava.

Since the park's opening, the 12-hectare botanical garden specialized in palm trees has garnered important milestones that have made it the garden with the best collection of this type of plant in Europe. The botanical family of palm trees, technically called Arecaceae or Palmae, is the best represented in the collection, with more than 400 species distributed throughout the park according to their geographical origin. Most of the area of ​​the Palmetum has been dedicated to island territories, so palm trees from islands such as Madagascar, the Caribbean, or Polynesia are very well represented.

Take a trip around the tropical world, while walking through the gardens of The Palmetum

The gardens are filled with a collection of different species of palm trees, considered by some the best collection of tropical palm trees in the world. The landscape is completed with waterfalls and lagoons, which complete the design of the garden and give it its lush and tropical feel.

The Palmetum is located in the Cabo Llanos neighborhood, next to the César Manrique Maritime Park, and if you decide to visit you will discover a magnificent collection with more than 2,000 species, along with lakes, viewpoints and waterfalls that allow you to enjoy an oasis of nature in the heart of the city. The views of the Atlantic Ocean are equally spectacular and you can escape the noise of the city by visiting this lovely park which is perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Plan your visit to the Palmetum in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Address: Av la Constitución, 5, 38005 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 

Tickets and prices:

Non-Residents

  • Adult – 6,00€
  • Child – 2,80 €
  • Children under 2– free

Residents

  • Adult – 3,00 € *
  • Over 65 – 1,50 € *
  • Child under 12 – 1,50 € *
  • Children under 2– free

To claim these discounts you must show the relevant documents when buying the tickets.

Opening hours:

  • Open all year (including Sundays and Public Holidays)
  • From 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (gates close at 5:00 pm)
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