Open from 10am to 5.45pm
Adults 5.80 euros
Children 2.90 euros
Plenty of Parking
The Cactus Gardens by Cesar Manrique.
Guatiza was the area of Lanzarote where most Cactus cultivation took place. The Cacti where grown as a home to the cochenille beetle. In turn the insects were farmed for their production of Carmine dye, a bright purple colouring.
Cesar Manrique took the opportunity to convert an abandoned mine into this wonderful Cactus garden. This was the last major work of the islands favourite artist.
The surrounding areas home the islands largest cactus plantations which created income for the island up to the end of the 19th century.
The garden has over 4,500 cacti and 450 different species from over five continents.
Take the local road from the Guatiza petrol station to Mala. Drive through the town of Guatiza, out the other side and on until you see a parking area with a giant cactus. There is plenty of parking and easy access.
After you see your fill of the amazing cacti you can keep driving along the road until you reach Arrieta. Here you will find the lovely and safe Arrieta beach and some beach and sea front restaurants.