Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
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History of Botanical Garden of Puerto de La Cruz is very exciting as it dates back to the times when new explorers were coming back from America with special species and plants. Spain’s king wished plants for his Royal Palace in Madrid from the new variety. He was not in favor to simply uproot the garden trees and destroy them. For him, it was a suicidal action for the gardens. A house was required to be built and the Tenerife Island was a perfect place for this as it has the climate which was mandatory for the survival of plants.
The Botanical Garden of Puerto de La Cruz was created and Alonso de Nava y Grimon made this garden flourishing. Then somehow afterward, King’s plan failed and the plants were left to grow in between La Orotava and its port. Today after going through this forestry garden, it reminds of the Rain forests and its history.
Since the inauguration of this garden, it emerged as one of the most significant botanical gardens in the world. It is rated among Kew Garden of London. This place covers almost 20,000 square meters. However, plans are under way to double its size along with many modern days facilities and luxuries. Tropical and Sub-Tropical plants are found in this garden. One of the main trees from south America is Coussapoa Dealbata. Almost 50 various species of this tree are found there. Moreover, Palm trees, pineapple, aloes, bromeliads, aroids, fig, and mulberry trees are some of the other additions in it.
The Botanical Garden of Puerto de la Cruz can be easily accessed from TF-5 north Motorway. Exit this road when the sign says TF-312, El Botanico. This garden has borne the brunt of storms in the past before when it was formally started to be managed by the Government of Canary Island. Paths traverse each other, passing through groves and ponds. The King Tree of the Gardens is ficus macrophylla. These gardens are the living piece of history. The trees in it tell about adventure and exploration.
Bus Round-Trip to the South from Tenerife North is the return bus transfer from the north of Tenerife to Los Cristianos at the morning and back evening time. Read more >
Submarine Safari Tenerife from Tenerife North is an exceptional possibility to explore rich sea life in the waters of the island. True and built with advanced Read more >
La Gomera Tour by bus & ferry from Tenerife North - full day sightseeing tour from Puerto de La Cruz on the North of Tenerife. This exceptional opportunity to Read more >
Teide Express half day Coach Tour from Tenerife North is the coach tour from Puerto de La Cruz allowing you to visit Teide National Park and volcano Teide just Read more >
Twin Ticket - Siam Park & Loro Parque with Bus transfer from the North is the most easy way to visit Loro Parque - the best zoo in the world and Siam Park - Read more >
Bus Tour from Puerto de la Cruz to Siam Park with return transfer and entry ticket included is the easy way to visit Siam Park - the best and biggest water Read more >
Anaga & Two Capitals - Bus Sightseeing Tour from Tenerife North is the one of two must do coach tours in Tenerife. With this bus tour you are going explore 2 Read more >
Teide, Masca & West Coast - Coach Sightseeing Tour from Tenerife North is the one of must do coach tours in Tenerife. With this bus tour you are going to visit Read more >
Casa del Vino
Sitio Litre Garden
Puerto de La Cruz old town
La Orotava Valley
Lago Martianez Pools
La Orotava old town
La Casa de Los Balcones - House of Balconies
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