Jardin de Cactus, Guatiza

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Take time to stroll through this labyrinth of gardens filled with over 7,000 cacti. A well-known artist, architect, and Lanzarote native, César Manrique, transformed a disused quarry to create the site. The transformation of the space and the aesthetic layout of the sunken gardens reflect his talent. Discover of over 1,000 different species of cacti—from Madagascar, Peru, Kenya, the United States, Ethiopia, Spain, and many more countries. Relax in the cafe overlooking the gardens with a meal or drink. Take the guesswork out of planning a Guatiza vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Lovers of zen gardens and landscaped gardens this place is for you. Located in an arena of volcanic rock at the foot of a mill, this garden is sheltered from the wind, calm, and feasts the eyes by all the varieties of cactus. Be careful not to touch!
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  • Beautiful garden. Well cared for and with many specimens of various types of plants. It's definitely worth a visit.
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  • A very nice place, with a lot of varieties of cactus to discover at its rhythm, a cafe with terrace is integrated into the site, ideal to land between 2 cacti. Only the reception is a bit limited, not very smiling.
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  • It doesn’t matter whether you love cacti or not. This garden is outstanding and will leave you in awe of the wonders of nature. This was our third visit over many years and the first in March and we were pleased to find many more cacti in flower at this time. It’s a wonderful suntrap and these plants thrive in the harsh hot environment. It was a unique visit and well worth the trip to the north of the island. Absolutely recommend
  • Fun little place and one of the most interesting botanical gardens I ever visited. The tiny windmill is cute, but don't bother climbing all the way up to see it, it's really nothing special. The cafe has a good selection, but some cactus-themed drinks and snacks would be fun to try (you can't taste the cactus in the cactus burger - it just tastes of cheese).
  • Great place to spend a couple of hours. The garden is beautiful and you can get a pushchair/wheelchair around most of it. There's a nice cafe for drinks or lunch overlooking the garden. Walk up to the top of the windmill for views. Great place for families with baby change table in the female toilets. Entry and drinks reasonably priced.
  • Try the cactus burger! Nice little attraction to have a coffee or a beer and recharge before continuing visiting the island. Very nice staff and something write different from your normal tourist attraction
  • A pretty place to spend an hour, to be honest some of the cacti are amazing to view but I found access difficult, there are lots of stepped terraces and many are uneven rocks, also the staff in the food place were rude (the only time on the island I encountered rude and unfriendly people and the drinks were very expensive, I did not order food so can't comment. I have to say was it really worth the 40 min us ride there and the €5.80 admission charge, I feel not
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