Officially the Ayia Napa Park of Mediterranean Plants, Cactus and Succulents, the Ayia Napa Cactus Park is worth a day trip from Protaras. It is next to the Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park and Open Sculpture Museum – so you can see both in one trip. They are worth the effort, especially since there’s no entrance fee for either of them and they remain open all throughout the year, 24/7. Do wear proper shoes and sunscreen when you visit the Ayia Napa Cactus Park and come prepared with water and food, as there are no facilities on site.
Inaugurated in 2015, the Ayia Napa Cactus Park boasts currently about 8000 plants, but it’s an ongoing project that will expand to showcase the true diversity of the Cypriot and the Mediterranean plants, cacti, and succulents.