El Majuelo Botanical Gardens

The Parque Botánico El Majuelo – El Majuelo Botanical Gardens – in Almuñecar is located below the Castillo de San Miguel and right next to the ancient Roman fish salting factory and contains over 200 species of sub-tropical plants from all over the world. See Map.

Parque Botánico El Majuelo - Almuñecar

There are plants and trees, including a lot of palms, from Central and South America, Africa, the Philippines and New Zealand.

This is the Common Screwpine, Pandanus utilis, from Madagascar.

Pandanus utilis

The Sabal Palm, Sabal palmetto, hails from Cuba and Florida.

Sabal Palmetto, Parque El Majuelo - Almuñecar

And its fruit.

Sabal palmetto, Parque El Majuelo - Almuñecar

The park is not especially large but does contain a lot of interesting plants and trees, well worth a look.

Parque El Majuelo - Almuñecar

This is an interesting one, the Beaucarnea recurvata, native to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

Parque El Majuelo - Almuñecar

There is a date palm from Laos, Phoenix roebellinii.

Phoenix roebellinii, Parque El Majuelo - Almuñecar

Bottlebush, Castellimon…

Bottlebrush, Parque El Majuelo - Almuñecar

Bottlebrush, Parque El Majuelo - Almuñecar

Nice place for a picnic, too.

El Majuelo Park, Almunecar

There are some very nice sculptures dotted all the way round the park.

El Majuelo Park, Almunecar

El Majuelo Park, Almunecar

El Majuelo Park, Almunecar

El Majuelo Park, Almunecar

El Majuelo is open every day from 08:00 to 22:00 and entry is free, gratis and for nothing.