The Jardín de Cactus (Cactus Garden) is located between the villages of Guatiza and Mala on the north side of Costa Teguise. It’s open year-round and being that the garden is also the last landscape monument of Cesar Manrique, it’s popular for both tourists and locals alike.
There is in fact, only one major plant family to see in this unique botanical garden, but its Cactaceae diversity will greatly surprise you.
In total, there are over 10,000 Cactaceae varieties found in the garden which are derived from over 1000 different species of cacti. Yeah, that’s a lot of prickly things.
Upon entering the garden, it quickly becomes apparent that you are indeed in the land of spikes, oblong shapes, as well as many other blooming succulent fruits.
The sizes of the cactus plants vary widely, with a myriad of different colors and different textures. Some are bristly while others appear more furry in texture.
Although often thought of as ugly plants due there is hidden beauty on display in the Jardín de Cactus that is hard to ignore. If you’re arriving in springtime, don’t be surprised when you see many cacti blooming flowers as they are not always as prickly as they appear to be.
For those who decide to visit there is also a garden terrace cactus bar, which serves a great variety of food from paninis to tapas. You can also try the infamous prickly pear cactus burger if you dare!
Should you wish to take a home a little souvenir, just visit the shop by the entrance on your way out.
Address: located between Guatiza and Mala
Tel: +34 928 52 93 97
Open Daily: 10.00 – 17.45
Admission: €5 adults, €2.50 children