The Lanzarote Cactus Garden at Guatiza, is one of a series of eco-attractions by Cesar Manrique, the renowned artist, architect and eco-warrior.
Built from a disused quarry, it contains over 1400 species from Madagascar, Mexico and other countries. Apart from a shop there is a shaded cafeteria and a windmill that was used to grind maize into gofio. The place is a photographers delight, there being plenty of subjects in good light that do not move! A side room displays the original document granting Biosphere status to the island by UNESCO. There is a pleasant cafe restaurant under the shade of a large Sail. Visit the Lanzarote Cactus Garden Souvenir shop and the Windmill.