Palms have been important to humans throughout history. Many common products and foods are derived from palms (fruits, palm heart, vegetable oil), as well as medicines, construction materials and raw materials for handicrafts.


Palms are also widely used in landscaping for their exotic appearance, making them one of the most economically important class of plants. As the palm tree is definitely a symbol of tropical beauty, Botanical Park Los Yapas offers a permanent palm tree exhibition where you can view the most representative palms from Ecuador.


You can see the most relevant palm trees for natives of the region (Pambil, Chontaduro, Morete, Palma caminate, Ungurahua, etc…).

A collection of more than 10 endemic species, plus medicinal plants