The Botanic Garden in Puerto de la Cruz – An Oasis of Peace

Did you ever look for a quiet place where you can just relax and have a rest during your vacation? If you want to enter a world far away from the stress of everyday life, you should definitely visit the botanic garden in Puerto de la Cruz during your stay on Tenerife.
This botanic garden is known as one of the world’s most beautiful gardens. Every year, about 400.000 visitors come to see it. On the one hand, this might be due to the calm and relaxing atmosphere in the garden, that helps to switch off from everyday life. On the other hand, it also offers many different plant species, that you normally do not find in just one place.

A Special Variety of Plants

Many of the plants may give you the feeling to be in the middle of a jungle. This is because the garden was created in 1788 with the intention to spread plants from tropical places and from America in the Canary Islands and the Spanish mainland. However, it turned out that many of the plants grew better on Tenerife than in the rest of Spain. Nowadays, you can see Canarian and South American plants in the garden.

The plants with their colorful blossoms will impress you.

The plants with their colorful blossoms will impress you.

A particulary impressive thing is the magnificent strangler fig in the middle of the garden. As it always produces new trunks and branches, this old tree has been growing more and more.  Yet, the visitors are not only impressed by this tree, that adds a mystical flair to the garden. In fact, also the smaller plants with their colorful blossoms make the guests enter into a wonderful botanic world.

The strangler fig is growing more and more.

The strangler fig is growing more and more.

Just Relax

If you want to enjoy your time in this oasis of peace for longer, you may also take a book and sit down on one of the benches in the garden. Or you can just relax and forget about your worries in this beautiful atmosphere. This is especially nice around the garden’s water place, that invites you to dream end enjoy your time.

The water place is a nice place to relax.

The water place is a nice place to relax.

 

Opening Hours and Ticket Prices

The botanic garden opens at 9am and closes at 7pm. During the winter it already closes at 6pm (01.10.-31.03.). The tickets cost 3 Euro per person. The escape to the wonderful world of plants is definitely worth it!