Walking tour to the best collection of tropical palm trees

From the boat itself, cruise-goers arriving in the port of Santa Cruz can make out the image of Palmetum and its palm trees next to the sea in the city's bay. Palmetum is an original botanical garden whose collection of palm trees from tropical islands is considered the most important in the world. It houses two thousand different plant species, including almost five hundred palm trees from all around the world: from the Caribbean, New Caledonia, Indochina, New Guinea…
Nature area for botanical culture and leisure
From the port, a short walk takes us to this extraordinary botanical garden that used to be a rubbish dump. A complex regeneration process turned it into a nature area for leisure and botanical culture, laid out between little lakes and waterfalls and viewing points with views of the sea. The jewel of Palmetum is its octagonal greenhouse, which provides shelter for specimens that need lots of humidity. The garden is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Localidad
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TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Use the waste- paper baskets and, insofar as possible, separate and place your recycling waste in the appropriate containers.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- In natural spaces and at viewpoints, do not leave the trail or the spaces designated for people to be in.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the public furniture and items for visitors, such as information panels or telescopes and binoculars.
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