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Icod de los Vinos and its Giant Tree

Icod de los Vinos is home to a millenary tree that should not be missed. If you find yourself in Tenerife, you really ought to make time to check it out. It is a massive tree that is estimated to be around a thousand years old and is recognized as one of the most well-known features of the island. It can be found in the southern part of the island of Tenerife, in a teeny-tiny wine-growing region known as Icod de Los Vinos.

This enormous tree is a significant part of Tenerife’s history and was designated a national monument in 1917. It is also under the protection of Unesco, just like Mount Teide.

The so-called “Drago Milenario” is not a tree in the conventional sense of the term. It is an extremely large plant that is growing in an unusual manner. Although it is a member of the “Monocotyledons” family, it is commonly referred to as a tree due to its size and because doing so makes it easier to explain.

There are two million tourists who come to see this “Tree” every year because it is a fantastic attraction, and it is highly recommended for taking numerous photographs; however, we are confident that you will not find another one like it, at least not in Spain.

Because Icod de Los Vinos is unfortunately not serviced by public transportation, we strongly advise that you rent a car through our company so that you can get there. Since we are going to make the assumption that you are going to get an early start on your trip, you can use the same day to travel to Masca and Garachico, both of which will be covered in more detail in a later post.

Make sure you stop by the ancient dragon tree. You are going to be blown away by its majesty and beauty, as well as the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it. It is a place to reflect and think back on.