Welcome to Icod de los Vinos
An umbrella-shaped drago (dragon) tree, located past Plaza Constitución (aka Plaza Pila), is the cause of a lot of fuss in Icod de los Vinos. Indeed, it’s worth a look, and the shady main square, Plaza San Marcos, is a lovely, leafy spot to rest and enjoy the town’s white-walled church, Iglesia de San Marcos, with its ornate silver high altar. Plaza San Marcos and the tiny kernel of old streets leading off it are full of charm, through the rest of the town is not very inspiring. For restaurants and places to stay, head on to neighbouring Garachico, which is many notches up on the postcard-pretty stakes.