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An added bonus at new Palmetum 

If you haven’t yet discovered the new Palmetum in Santa Cruz, don’t despair!

Due to continued demand, the city council is extending its free tours programme for another month (with effect from November 29th).

They will be held on the remaining Fridays and Saturdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and on Sundays at 10.30am.

The itinerary lasts for two hours and is designed to accommodate groups of 40 people. However, you must book in advance, either by ringing the Santa Cruz Sustainable Foundation on 922 534 477 or sending an email to info@santacruzsostenible.com.

The botanical garden has greenery over 12 hectares with spectacular vegetation, the result of collaborations between numerous institutions around the world over three decades.

The green space, on a hill overlooking Santa Cruz and the ocean, has several structures, including the entrance building which has a lift up the mountain, plus a ramp, an ethnographic museum and an octagon. Visitors will also notice a half-buried building which is still under construction and the whole park has waterfalls, rivers and lakes.

Since the Palmetum opened on September 27th, more than 2,000 people have enjoyed the free tours as members of different groups. It will eventually open to the general public as a paying attraction.