Drago Park (Parque del Drago)
Plan a picnic for your visit to Drago Park, where you can get close to the Icod Dragon Tree, which stands at around 52.5 feet (16 meters) tall. Buying an admission ticket in advance saves time on the day, allowing you to skip potentially long lines and maximize your time in the park. Independent visitors keen to learn more at one of Tenerife’s most popular parks also can take advantage of guides well versed in Drago Park’s flora.
Alternatively, opt for an organized tour. Some focus on Drago Park itself, providing in-depth insight into the region’s birds and reptiles, while others cover several Tenerife highlights in just one day, ideal for travelers on a time budget.
Things to Know Before You Go
Drago Park, with its unique Dragon Tree specimen, is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing day in nature.
There’s an admission fee to access Drago Park, reduced for children under 8.
Drago Park’s Icod Dragon Tree has been a living National Monument since 1917.
Drago Park has cobbled pathways that may make the park difficult to navigate for wheelchair-users and those with strollers.
How to Get There
Drago Park is situated in Icod de los Vinos and can be easily reached on foot from the town center, which is a 50-minute drive from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Take the TF-5 and follow signposts for Icod de los Vinos, or board the 108 bus bound for Empalme los Realejos. Some tours with stops at Drago Park also include round-trip transportation.
When to Get There
Drago Park is open daily from 9am to 8pm between April and September, and from 10am to 6pm between October and March. For the best weather and clear skies, visit during the warm summer months.
Beyond Drago Park
Icod de los Vinos is a tiny town, easy to explore by foot in just one day. After visiting Drago Park, stop by the Cave of the Wind (Cueva del Viento), Europe’s largest lava tube, or sample some of the wine for which the town is named at the Malvasia Museum (Museo de Malvasia). Time-pressed travelers may prefer to take an organized excursion that includes a brief stop in Icod de los Vinos.
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