After you've booked your flight to the tropical paradise of Tenerife, Spain, the next step is to create your sunny, fun-filled itinerary. One city you'll surely want to visit is Icod de los Vinos, known for its fertile vineyards, lush forests, and the imposing volcanic mountain, Teide, Spain's highest peak. When you reserve one of our lovely vacation rentals, you'll set yourself up for a truly unforgettable Spanish island getaway!
Located just 35 miles from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital and port city of the island of Tenerife, Icod de los Vinos lies in a valley on the island's northwestern edge. Nearby, you'll find beaches, vineyards, and the breathtaking scenery of mountains and gardens - everything you need for an extraordinary time!
Put San Marcos Beach at the top of your list and sink your toes in its warm black sand. Due to its accessibility and unique shell shape, which protects it from the typical waves found around the island, it's one of the city's most popular spots. Not only will you be able to revel in the natural beauty of this Icod de los Vinos icon, you'll also be surrounded by conveniences like hammock rentals and showers, as well as terraced restaurants overlooking the glistening Atlantic.
Another must-see is Cueva del Viento, or Cave of the Wind, a volcanic tube with distinctive air flows. Wander through the labyrinth of underground passages past terraces, lava lakes, stalactites, and 190 different fauna species.
Perhaps the most iconic attraction in Icod de los Vinos is the Millenary Drago, also known as the Millenary Dragon Tree. Visit this marvel of nature - which reaches 52 feet high and spans 65 feet in circumference - and see why it's been deemed a National Monument. While the exact age of the tree is unknown, it is believed to be about 800 years old - truly a sight worth seeing.
Broaden your horizons and take a day trip to some neighboring towns. Eclectic and enticing Los Realejos only 11 miles to the east and offers extreme outdoor adventures like windsurfing and paragliding in a stunning natural environment.
Relaxing and culturally rich Tacoronte is a 24-mile drive to the east and is the perfect destination if you're looking for some quiet time next to the water and more sedate activities like wandering through old town and touring an ancient chapel. If you want to check out the southern region of Tenerife, make the 35-mile trek to peaceful, verdant Arona for a relaxing day in the countryside.
When you decide to spend your next vacation in the stunning Canary Islands, choose one of our vacation rentals and enjoy not just comfort and convenience, but ultimate privacy, as well. Photo Credit: hectorlo via Flickr