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Icod de los Vinos
Travel Guide

Sample local wine and see unusual-looking dragon trees in this charming town, defined by its well-preserved colonial architecture and fertile valleys.

Icod de los Vinos has one of the world’s largest and oldest dragon trees. Visit this pretty town set in a valley bordered by the sea. It is also part of Tenerife’s historic wine district.

Founded in the 16th century, Icod de los Vinos was among the first towns established in Tenerife. Grapes, bananas and other fruits were grown in the surrounding valleys, helping the town’s economy to thrive and its citizens to prosper. Today, Icod de los Vinos produces a variety of white, rosé and red wines. Sample these at local bodegas.

Don’t miss the town’s most famous attraction, an ancient dragon tree in Parque del Drago. The dragon tree’s sap, which turns deep red upon contact with air, was once tapped for healing purposes and used to create dyes. The massive tree weighs more than 330,000 pounds (150 tonnes) and stands 56 feet (17 meters) high with a diameter of 66 feet (20 meters). The tree is said to be more than 3,000 years old, although recent estimates place its age between 800 and 1,000 years.

See another perspective on the iconic dragon tree from the square near Iglesia de San Marcos. Look inside this lovely Baroque church and admire its silver 7-foot-tall (2-meter) cross.

Venture outside the town center to see the eerie El Viento Cave, one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world. Stretching more than 11 miles (18 kilometers) in length, the tunnel was formed more than 27,000 years ago by the eruption of nearby Pico Viejo. Sign up for a guided cave tour, which takes you through these ancient subterranean passages, as well as aboveground to explore traditional farms, foothills and pine forests.

Icod de los Vinos is located in northwestern Tenerife. Reach the town by bus from Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz or Playa de las Américas. The Icod de los Vinos bus stop is located just northeast of the city center.

House With 3 Bedrooms in Icod de los Vinos, With Wonderful sea View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 5 km From the Beach
House With 3 Bedrooms in Icod de los Vinos, With Wonderful sea View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 5 km From the Beach
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Calle los Reyes 52, Icod de los Vinos, Canary Islands
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Situated in Icod de los Vinos, this golf holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of San Marcos Church, Ancient Dragon Tree and Drago Park. Artlandya Museum and ...

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CAMINO DE MARENGO, 12, Icod de los Vinos
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Situated in Icod de los Vinos, this country house is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Viento Cave and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ancient Dragon Tree and San Marcos Church. ...

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Apartment El Rincón With Teide View III
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Carretera General El Amparo, 190, Icod de los Vinos
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Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ancient Dragon Tree, Wind Cave and San Marcos Church. Drago Park and Viento Cave ...

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House With 3 Bedrooms in Icod de los Vinos, With Wonderful sea View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 5 km From the Beach
House With 3 Bedrooms in Icod de los Vinos, With Wonderful sea View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 5 km From the Beach
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Calle los Reyes 52, Icod de los Vinos, Canary Islands

Situated in Icod de los Vinos, this golf holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of San Marcos Church, Ancient Dragon Tree and Drago Park. Artlandya Museum and ...

House With 3 Bedrooms in Icod de los Vinos, With Wonderful sea View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 5 km From the Beach
Apartment El Rincón With Teide View III
Apartment El Rincón With Teide View III
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Carretera General El Amparo, 190, Icod de los Vinos

Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ancient Dragon Tree, Wind Cave and San Marcos Church. Drago Park and Viento Cave ...

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Finca La Vizcondesa
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Situated in Icod de los Vinos, this holiday home is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Artlandya Museum and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Playa Moreno. Los Roques and San Marcos Church ...

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29 Jun 2019

San Marcos beach nice and clean.An iteresting visit El Drago Park.

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30 Mar 2019

It is not a place to stay without a car. The farthest places can be reached within an hour. A couple of interesting places to visit in Icod itself but again you must have a car.

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30 Jan 2019

Garachico is worth a visit.

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