Teide National Park - Accessible part Botanical Gardens

Technical information

Trail description

This accessible and well-signposted trail sets off from El Portillo Visitors Centre to explore the Botanical Gardens of the National Park. These gardens cover an area of 4 hectares (almost 10 acres) and were created especially to display, teach about, research and reproduce the region's autochthonous flora. Over 75% of the higher plant species in Teide National Park can be found here. The gardens are equipped with signs, laboratories with germination chambers and a germplasm bank. Hard work goes on here to restore species in danger of extinction. These facilities currently boast international backing and approval for their plans to recover endangered plant species. After following the recommended round tour, you will leave the gardens the way you came in. A visit to both storeys of the Visitors Centre before going in will round off your tour.


Parque Nacional del Teide - Tramo accesible Jardín Botánico 

For your own safety, don't forget to check the condition of the trail.

The competent authority will be responsible for informing you if the trail is not recommendable in the wake of adverse weather conditions, as well as if the trail or part of it is closed, etc.

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Weather Today
Maximum: 21º
Minimum: 19º
Orotava (La). The weather will be fine all Friday long. In the evening, mostly clear skies, but more cloud cover will develop. Temperatures will remain unchanged.
Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
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  1. Make sure you always have somebody else to walk with, stick to the marked footpaths and respect the way of life, privacy and property of the local inhabitants.
  2. If you keep your noise levels down, you will discover just how much life there is all around you.
  3. Take any rubbish with you, even organic waste. This will help preserve the beauty of the scenery and prevent the proliferation of rodents in the area. Take special care with cigarette butts.
  4. Picking up plants, animals or other items from the environment may entail the loss of irreplaceable resources.
  5. The people who take care of these Protected Nature Areas would be very grateful if you let them know about any incidents you may have noticed on your walk. To do so, contact the Environmental Department of the Island Council of Tenerife:

    Área de Medio Ambiente del Cabildo Insular de Tenerife


  6. Remember that the Island's environment is as unique as it is unpredictable. It must be enjoyed responsibly and sensibly. Take special care in natural areas and don't forget that accidents can happen at any time.
  7. Pay attention to signs.
  8. Check the weather forecast to make sure the conditions are suitable.
  9. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for hiking and always pack your mobile phone, sunscreen, a hat, a coat, a waterproof, enough food and plenty of water in your backpack.
  10. Let your family and/or friends know which route you will be taking and bear in mind how many daylight hours you will need to complete it.