This Drago is considered one of the largest and oldest living specimen of Dracaena Draco (common name dragon tree) in the world. Its estimated age is approximately 1000 years. It is around 22 meters tall and it is supported on a base of 10 meters perimeter. It is estimated to weigh around 140 tons, 80 of which correspond only to the crown.
The Ancient Dragon Tree had been in private property, but it was sold to the town hall in 1916 and declared a National Monument in 1917. Together with Mount Teide it is one of the most important symbols of the Canary Islands.
The Parque del Drago or Drago Park has an extension of more than three hectares. A unique botanical space of endemic species has been created around this majestic dragon tree, which is especially enriching and illustrative for visitors.
The park that surrounds the Drago in Icod de los Vinos has been designed between 1997 and 2000 by two professors of the University of La Laguna, Dr. Wilfredo Wildpret de la Torre and Dr. Victoria Eugenia Martín Osorio. Inside the park visitors can find a sample of endemic vegetation based on the bioclimatic floors of the Icodense region where you can enjoy a unique example of a sustainable garden and learn about the flora and the surrounding vegetation.
It also offers spaces that give us a different view of the Drago, allowing the contemplation of his many perspectives (getting a closer look to his peculiarities and enjoying the sound of the birds and other species of the area). Visitors will also get a great view of Mount Teide (depending on the weather conditions) and the sea within the same landscape. It is a wonderful way to evade us for a few minutes from the stressful city life.
The Park has a multilingual guide service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. You can enjoy the surroundings of the Drago Park throughout the day. (Link to routes)
From January to April: 09:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Monday to Wednesday) 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Thursday to Sunday)
April to September: 09:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Monday to Wednesday) 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Thursday to Sunday)
September to January: 09:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Wednesday) 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Thursday to Sunday)