The municipality of Icod de los Vinos lies in north-western Tenerife on an expanse of approximately 90 km2 (35 sq miles). Here is where the Millenary Dragon Tree stands (Dracaena draco), which was declared a National Monument in 1917 and is believed to be 800 years old. On the coast you will find the beach of Playa de San Marcos and you mustn’t leave without visiting the lava tunnels of Cueva del Viento. You will also see that Icod de los Vinos affords one of the loveliest views of Mount Teide, Spain’s highest peak.
The municipality’s economy was traditionally based on vineyards and fishing, which has of course influenced the local gastronomy: Potatoes with mojo sauce, salted fish, grilled meat, fine wines and hand-made cheeses. The historic-artistic heritage of the old town is one of the most appealing attractions for visitors to this municipality.