The Butterfly garden: A paradise in the city

The Butterfly Garden is a magnificent sanctuary dedicated to butterflies in the city of Icod de los Vinos. Without surprise, it is one of the reasons to visit the city.



Located just a stone’s throw from the museums and the Dragon Park, this sanctuary is the ideal place to relax and end the day in peace and serenity.
The ambience of the gardens is perfect for an afternoon of relaxation, what you need to surprise yourself with the butterfly specimens who probably didn’t even think they could exist!

What to see in the Butterfly garden?

First, let’s Find the butterflies! Many butterflies in fact, there are more than 800 examples.
The number, however, is not precise, the butterflies, having a life of two or three weeks, they cannot remain in the park forever. Fortunately, many of them can be reproduced directly on the site. This will allow you to appreciate all the phases of a butterfly’s life!

If you’re lucky, you can even see a caterpillar come out of the pothole like a beautiful butterfly.

It will also be possible to see many plants. These can be locked into 3 different categories:

  • Ornamental
    These are the plants found in the butterfly garden only to make it more beautiful to see each other.
  • Nectar plants
    These are the plants that allow them to feed the butterflies. Many butterflies eat nectar from flowers, without which these plants could not survive.
  • Plants for “guests”
    They are the plants that allow the birth and development of the caterpillars. Not all plants are suitable for this purpose, and that is why you should take care of the flora in a place like the butterfly.

A curiosity of the park is the management of weeds. It is clear that pesticides cannot be used to get rid of unwanted guests. In fact, special bacteria are used in the butterfly Garden to eliminate unwanted insects without damaging the butterflies.


To enter the park you must pay a ticket. It’s a small sum:

  • For adult tourists: €8.50
  • For retirees or residents: €7.50
  • For children under 12 years old: €5.00

Admission is free for children under 2 years.