Garachico

Garachico, the town that was reborn and became one of the most beautiful in Tenerife

Activities in Garachico

Why Garachico?

In the northeast of Tenerife is located Garachico, a village parallel to the coast with a well-preserved historic center dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1994 due to the great value of its architectural heritage.




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In 1706 this town suffered the eruption of the Trevejo volcano, which almost completely destroyed it. Until then, its fishing port was the most important commercial port on the island. Despite the devastating consequences, Garachico was able to move forward with the reconstruction of its historic center. Its streets, buildings, churches and coastline make it one of the most beautiful municipalities of Tenerife. An obligatory stop if you visit this area of the island, known as the Low Island.

Activities in Garachico

What does Garachico offer?

Spending the morning in the natural pools of
El Caletón
One of the great advantages of Garachico is that everything is close by and it is very easy to walk through the center of the town.

As for accommodation, you will find different hotels such as Hotel La Quinta Roja, Boutique Hotel San Roque, Hotel Rural el Patio, among others. In contrast to other municipalities, Garachico is dominated by the rural style accommodationslocated in old Canarian mansions. If you are looking for tranquility, it is undoubtedly one of the most recommended destinations on the island.

Nature is linked to the identity of the municipality of Garachico. Most of its territory is occupied by Canary pine trees, volcanic landscapes and a cliff that divides the highlands from the coast. In the sea you will observe the rockprobably the most representative natural symbol of the town. Migratory birds pass through here and it is the habitat of endangered species such as the little shearwater.

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Essential in Garachico

Garachico has many must-haves! Among them, its historic center, with places of great architectural value such as the Casa de los Ponte, the Casa de los Molinos, the Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo or the main church of Santa Ana. It also highlights the Parque de la Puerta de Tierra, the Casa Palacio de los Condes de La Gomera or the Castillo fortaleza de San Miguel. Some of these buildings were saved from the Trevejo eruption, and others were rebuilt. A stroll through the center is the best way to get to know the true essence of the municipality.

The eruption in 1706 destroyed a considerable part of the village but also created such spectacular spaces as El Caletón. It has several natural pools and is the most popular bathing area in Garachico, along with Playa de El Muelle. The waters in both areas are usually calm, which makes it ideal for an unforgettable family day out.

And if you like sports, you can combine it with nature in Garachico. From here starts a medium-high difficulty trail that ends at the spectacular Chinyero volcano. The approximate duration is 5 hours, but with the incredible views and landscapes the tour is enjoyable and highly recommended.

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Weather in Garachico

Tenerife can boast one of the
one of the best climates in the world
. Its location, between the tropical and temperate zones, together with the trade winds, means that the archipelago enjoys mild temperatures despite its proximity to the African continent, where high temperatures prevail.

However, you must take into account that due to the orography of the island the climate can change in its different slopes.
In Garachico
the temperatures are mild
throughout the year
It is an ideal place to take a swim in its beaches or to go for a walk. However, it is advisable to bring warm clothing, as especially in the winter months the weather can be cooler, especially in the evening.

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What to do for free in Garachico?

Garachico celebrates the Fiestas de las Tradiciones and the Romería de San Roque, a festivity that dates back to the 17th century and has been maintained to this day. The streets are filled with carts, traditional dress and popular songs. It takes place on August 16, so if you are in the municipality on this date it is a celebration worth living. It has also been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest.

The Fiestas Lustrales del Santísimo Cristo is another of Garachico’s most spectacular celebrations. Particularly noteworthy are the
Fireworks of the Risco
when fireworks are launched down the hillside to remember the eruption of the Trevejo volcano. It is a holiday that only takes place every 5 years, with 2020 being the next one. Highly recommended if you are in Tenerife! Another example of a free event hosted by Garachico is the Ficmec, the International Environmental Film Festival of the Canary Islands. In this case, it takes place at the end of May and beginning of June and aims to highlight the importance of caring for our environment.

As you have been able to see, throughout the year there are events and activities in Garachico that are free of charge. However, don’t worry because the town itself has a lot to offer any day of the year. Swimming in its natural pools, admiring the beauty of its historical site and taking a free tour are free experiences that you can enjoy whenever you want.

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