Discover the peace, tranquility and abundant color of the exotic plant life in the Canary Islands. Departing from the pier, you'll pass along the highway to Puerto del la Cruz to visit the JardinBotanico, a botanical garden that was founded in 1788 by the royal decree of Charles III of Spain.
The intent of the garden was to create an area where plants, shrubs and flowers brought by the Conquistadors from the New World could acclimate to Spanish soil.
Many of the plants in the garden are the original specimens delivered shortly after the opening of the garden. The centerpiece is a huge South American fig tree whose enormous branches and roots have created an outlandish natural spectacle.
Your second stop is the Risco Bella Garden, a unique style of garden in complete contrast to the Botanical Garden. This venue features attractive waterfalls and colorful terraces of local flowers. Finally, you'll see the Orchid Gardens of SitioLitre, a delightful garden that abounds with color. Its main attractionsinclude the largest collection of orchids in the Canary Islands, the oldest Dragon Tree in Puerto de la Cruz, and a remarkable Bonsai exhibit. After visiting, you will return to the pier.