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Icod de los Vinos puts itself on map with new concerts and tours 

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Icod de los Vinos is forging ahead with its plans to attract more tourists and to put itself on the international map for offering “something different”.

To this end, a series of musical concerts will be held throughout 2018, using the old drago tree as the centrepiece for the performances.

The local council says it is delighted with progress made so far and is delighted that the website “Preiper Luxe” is advertising the municipality as a “unique” place to enjoy a stay beyond the offer of sun and beach of Tenerife.

Icod de los Vinos wants to spotlight on its history, gastronomy and nature, with special emphasis on nature tourism.

An agreement has also been reached with the leisure platform www.mixentradas.com which will allow potential visitors to buy their tickets to the drago park before their arrival.

The old tree will also be the subject of guided tours as part of the concert proposal, the first of which was held on January 26th. They will continue thereafter on the final Friday of each month and feature different countries, their music and flags.

The project goes under the title of “World Music at foot of the drago” and will showcase such as Brazil, Senegal, Japan and Mexico with acts including Gospel Shine Voice, Quimbao La Nuit and Andrés Leoni.

The series of guided tours will be launched that depart or arrive at the Park and each month will have different itineraries based on heritage, history and nature.

The council wants to show people that Icod de los Vinos has enough attractions to make it a holiday destination in itself and the monthly cultural offerings will be shared with tour operators, hotels and rural homes.

Tourism councillor, Jannet Pérez described the Parque del Drago as “our jewel” and encouraged everyone to enjoy “the best concerts on the last Friday of each month and to learn about the treasures of Icod de los Vinos through guided tours.”