Tenerife Icod de Los Vinos

Tenerife Icod de Los Vinos is a village located in the north region of the island, between Garachico and Puerto de La Cruz, which origin dates back to 1501 and it still keeps a great complicity with the traditional architecture of the island. On the other hand is rich in land and the main crops are of banana and wine. The latter is including a reason for the name of the town – this is a wine center in Tenerife and it has its own denomination of origin (Ycoden-Daute-Isora). As the village has a lot of traffic during working hours the walking tour is recommended or the visit during weekends.

Tenerife Icod de Los Vinos - Accommodation

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Tenerife Icod de Los Vinos - Attractions and Activities

Icod de Los Vinos has some of the best views of the volcano El Teide, imposing in its splendour, that seems to fall on us. The main attractions and festivities that can’t be missed during your visit are:

  • Millennial Drago Tree of Icod (El Drago Milenario de Icod) with over 1000 years, located in the center of town and known as the oldest one in the whole island. No visit to this town exclude the sight of this beautiful tree;
  • A walk through the old town visiting the Iglesia de San Marcos (Church of San Marcos), San Augustín, San Francisco and Plaza de la Pila is very recommended;
  • Museo de Arte Sacro (Sacred Art Museum) is also worth a visit, where you can see the mixture of Renaissance and Baroque arts;
  • Playa de San Marcos (beach), of black sand and very quiet, is very popular locally and among tourists, and also a recommendable place to eat near the beach;
  • In the same village you can taste delicious dishes in the restaurant Augustín y Rosa;
  • Being a very important wine producing area, with grapes growing in the slopes of a volcanic region – as it is Tenerife – it is nor a surprise that here you can enjoy one of the most important festivals celebrating the new crops (cosecha) – Festival of San Andrés, held on 28, 29 and 30 of November. Then you can taste the new wines in the bodegas (cellars) of Plaza de La Constituición;
  • The festival has its end with the famous Bajada de Las Tablas, which is a very old tradition, from the 16th century, and when young people from the region slide down the streets in improvised sledges. The tradition is said to have its origins from the times when woods were brought down to Baía de San Marcos for the construction of the ships or for domestic utility. 

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