Drago Park

Park in Icod de los Vinos

Located past Plaza Constitución (aka Plaza Pila), a square with historic Canary homes, is Drago Park, where you can pay to get up close to the pride of the town – a tree said to be the world’s largest and oldest dragon tree, allegedly here for more than 1000 years. On closer inspection, this claim is a little optimistic and it would be better described as the world’s largest and oldest Canary Islands Dragon Tree (there are around 40 different species and sub-species of drago trees).

The park is also home to a pretty botanical garden and a so-called Guanche trail with life sized Guanche figures placed in natural looking settings around the park, plus a cave with disarmingly lifelike skulls and bones (great for scaring the tots!).