The Palmetum in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the largest and most beautiful botanical gardens on the Canary island. Immerse yourself in nature and discover incredible subtropical plants!
What is the Palmetum?
Situated south of Santa Cruz de Tenerife's port, the Palmetum is a botanical garden spread over almost 30 acres (12 hectares). It is located on an artificial hill that was formerly a landfill site, although you wouldn't think it was filled with rubbish. Today, the massive space is a park with ocean views and an enormous collection of flora, especially of palms and island plants.
What will I find at the Palmetum?
The Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife is home to the greatest collection of palms in Europe - there are over 500 different species! The botanical garden is divided into different biogeographic zones where plants from islands across the world grow together: explore the flora native to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Melanesia, Australia, Madagascar and - of course - the Canary Islands themselves. Discover the park's separate areas via the following link:
As well as palms, the Palmetum has around 2000 different plant species from diverse tropical and subtropical climates. There's also a landscaped garden where you can relax beside streams, lakes and waterfalls.
Thanks to its hilltop location, the botanical garden also offers spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean, and what's more, it is a natural habitat for a number of wild birds. See if you can spot common moorhens, blue tits, blackbirds and the unusual-looking hoopoe - a true paradise for ornithologists!
The Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife is open daily, including Sundays and public holidays, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Please note: the last admission for visitors is 5 pm.
Reduced ticket price
Canarian residents enjoy a discounted ticket price of 1.50 EUR if they present documents accrediting them as disabled, jobseekers or large families.
Residents (adults)US$ 3.4
Residents (children between 2 and 11 years old)US$ 1.7
Non residents (adults)US$ 6.7
Non residents (children between 2 and 11 years old)US$ 3.1
Children under 2 years oldFree
Entrance to the Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.