Garachico & Icod: Tenerife's Cloudy Side

Spain, Tenerife Guide (B): Garachico & Icod: Tenerife's Cloudy Side

I never imagined that someday I could miss the rain! Spend two months on Tenerife island and you'll have the urge to see clouds and feel the rain on your skin! :-) In this case the weather change came rather unexpected on the road to Icod de los Vinos...

Driving from Los Gigantes to Tenerife's north, the weather changed from one curve to another. That's when I understood why people from Tenerife always recommended to bring clothes for rainy AND sunny weather! This set the cloudy background to my day trip to Icod de los Vinos and Garachico. Both of them preserved the authentic Canarian essence and didn't become victims of mass tourism.

Icod is mainly known for one tourist attraction: the Dragon tree! This (supposedly) thousand-Year-Old tree gradually became the symbol of Tenerife. The Dragon is an impressive photo motive and you'll have breathtaking views from its surrounding park. Right next to the Drago park, Casa del Drago offers a drink to remember: the glaring red Dragon Lemonade made of fresh orange juice and dragon sap. It will give you all the energy you need to discover the small city centre. Following ancient manors you'll end up in front of the gorgeous town hall. Icod has also one of the prettiest Plazas I've seen so far on Tenerife: Plaza de la Constitución. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Garachico & Icod: Tenerife's Cloudy Side
Guide Location: Spain » Tenerife
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Dragon tree   Casa del Drago   Bodegón Plaza   Concepción Church   Liceo de Taoro   Victoria Gardens   Casa de los Balcones   Plaza de la Constitución   Botanical Gardens  
Author: Paulina On The Road
Read it on author's website: http://www.paulinaontheroad.com/2016/09/13/garachico-icod-tenerife-s-cloudy-side/