For many years now, a visit to the botanical gardens in La Orotava has been a must while we are on Tenerife. We might go there this time as well, but as we get to know the island better and better, we also seek deeper into its secrets.
Yesterday, quite by chance, we came over some information about Aloe Park. A family owned park and botanical gardens filled not only with aloe veras, but also quite a lot of other plants, shrubs and trees.
After a long morning sunbathing on the edge of the swimming pool, we decided that a botanical walk would be a perfect after lunch activity.
We found that the Aloe Vera Park is situated only a few minute´s drive from our hotel. We were the only visitors by a very few others, and we had a marvellous time walking around.
Not only aloe vera, but also bananas, dragon trees, prickly pears and a lot of other plants.
I love prickly pear cactuses and the story of the cochinelle trade. Both Terje and I tried to find cochinelles on the cactuses in the aloe very garden, but with no luck.
This is our fifth visit to Tenerife. The island is a small one, but still we have only seen a tinly little bit of it.
Oh, the pleasures of coming back to a place, again, and again, and again.......