Icod de los Vinos is located in the northwest of Tenerife and from there you can clearly see the imposing volcano Teide, with the highest peak in Spain. It is known for its fishing activity and especially for the cultivation of vines. That is why if you visit it, you will enjoy the best gastronomy with its handmade cheeses, meats, salted fish and, of course, accompanied by the best local wines.
The Millenary Dragon Tree
The Drago Milenario (Dracaena draco) was declared a National Monument in 1917 and is believed to be more than 8 centuries old. It is of immense natural, cultural and historical value to the archipelago as it is the oldest of them all.
If you don’t know it yet, it is a beautiful tree belonging to the Dragos family, it is more than 16 metres high and the circumference of its base is more than 20 metres. The tree is located in a park created for its protection, where you will find endemic species of great botanical value. You will have at your disposal guides specialised in the flora of the Canary Islands who will take you on an educational tour in which they will share all their knowledge with you. In the park you can have a picnic and spend a pleasant moment surrounded by nature. The park is located right next to the Parish Church of San Marcos.
You will probably agree that El Drago Milenario is the emblem of Icod de los Vinos. However, there is much more to be found in this municipality. If you walk through its beautiful cobbled streets you will be able to feel its tranquillity and admire the majestic volcanic landscape that surrounds it. In its historic centre you will find a great artistic and historical richness. In the municipality there are many squares and beautiful fountains that set the scenery.
The Cave of the Wind
The Cueva del Viento is a volcanic tube of great magnitude that is impressive for its sheer size. It is a cavity that seems to connect us with the interior of the planet. It is the largest volcanic cavity in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It was formed by lava flows from the old peak, a gorge near the Teide, and inside you can follow the path left by the lava in its wake.
San Marcos Beach
We cannot fail to mention the beach of San Marcos, this is one of the quietest beaches on the island. It is a family beach with little waves, ideal to visit with children and it also offers all the services you need such as showers, toilets, bars and restaurants, and very importantly, access for people with reduced mobility.