Here is another post about beautiful Lanzarote, this time about Jardín de Cactus which also translates to Cactus garden. This might not sound like the most interesting activity but the variety of cacti and how beautifully it is all arranged impressed even myself. And I’m not the biggest fan of plants out there.
When I was preparing for my trip to Lanzarote, Jardín de Cactus came up multiple times, which is why I included in my list of places I wanted to visit. It was great though, so if you have the time you should definitely include it in your Lanzarote itinerary.
The cactus garden was the last project that the artist César Manrique had been working on. The artist himself was from Lanzarote and also the creator behind other famous tourist attractions, such as Jameos del Agua and Mirador del Rio.
Jardín de Cactus is located in the small village of Guatiza. However, it does not really matter where on the island you are staying as nothing is really far away from each other. But for such a small island, Lanzarote is incredibly diverse.
In total there are over 4500 examples of cacti from more than 450 different species of cactus. These are from places all around the world such as Mexico, Colombia, Madagascar or the US.
The garden is in the shape of a large amphitheatre with several paths to make your way along the cactus. There even is a restored windmill at the very end from where you can get a lovely view on the entire garden.
Apart from the plants, there is also a small restaurant and a souvenir shop. In total I would plan around one to two hours for this trip.
How to get to Jardín de Cactus and costs?
The price for one adult is €5.80. BUT if you are planning on visiting several attractions across the island, then you can purchase a pass that will you allow you to save a euro or two.
Other attractions that could be included are the fire mountains, Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rio or Cuevas de los Verdes.
Lanzarote has a structured bus system, at least when it comes to connecting the main tourist areas. Jardín de Cactus, however, is a bit out-of-the-way, located in the Northern part of the island.
To get there, you can either go on an organised bus tour that includes the cactus garden as one of its stops, or even better rent a car for a little while.
Have you been to any of the canary islands? Would you like to go to Jardín de Cactus?
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