Garachico is a historic port town located on the northern coast of Tenerife, which until 1706 boasted the most important port. In the same year, the town was disrupted by the eruption of the Volcán Negro volcano, the lava of which flooded most of the town. Only the city gate and the fortress, which can be seen in the park near the present-day centre, have survived.

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The town is particularly pleasing for its quiet atmosphere away from the main tourist centres, its picturesque narrow streets with historic houses and pretty white and brown churches. The atmosphere is completed by the high mountain slopes starting just behind Garachic.

A popular local attraction is the natural sea pools made of lava deposits and stones that protect the smaller pools from the open sea. There are paths and stairs for better access to the sea.


Garachico is an ideal place for a quiet holiday and for going on excursions. Thanks to the milder climate of the northern part of the island, the weather will always be pleasant. You can stay here mainly in apartments and holiday homes, whose prices start at around 44 eur per night for 2.

How to get there

The town lies on the coastal road, so it's impossible to miss by car. Public street parking is free here. Garachico is also easily accessible by bus, with the 363 line from Icod, Puerto de la Cruz or Buenavista del Norte arriving every half hour throughout the day.

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