The Palmetum of Santa Cruz was opened to the public in 2014, but has a certainly peculiar history, because its creation has been a challenge that lasted more than twenty years.
It boasts 2000 species of plants from tropical and Subtropical climates of the world. The botanical family of Palm trees, technically called Arecaceae or Palmae, It is the best represented in the collection, with more than 400 species distributed in the Park according to their geographic origin. The collection, started in 1996, Today it is the most interesting in the world, and the Palmetum of Santa Cruz is among the best botanical gardens specialized in Palms.
The Palmetum is a reclaimed landfill and more than a botanical garden with important plants: has splendid landscapes, achieved through a garden design developed and improved during years. The mountain has fantastic views to the sea and the city, It has two lakes connected by a stream, three waterfalls and beautiful corners decorated with huge volcanic rocks.
Recommended age: All ages
Physical condition: Any
Recommended time of year: Throughout the year
Where: In fixed installations
Necessary equipment: None
Equipment provided: None