Garachico is a town on the northern coast of Tenerife.
Garachico is a beautiful little town on a particularly unspoilt part of the island of Tenerife. The town sits nestled at the bottom of tree clad hills on the northern coast of Tenerife.
There are no real beaches but the rocks have been covered in walks made of crazy-pazing with open areas to sit and sunbathe. Sounds tacky but its really rather nice!
Several sea-water swimming pools have been created in the volcanic rock - these are the safest places to swim as the sea here is rather dangerous for swimming.
In Garachico town streets are often cobbled and narrow and there are lots of delightful buildings. The main square, La Libertad is very pretty with its lovely churches and attractive old monastery.
Much of the town dates after a lava flow destroyed much of the original town in 1706. The Castle of San Miguel (Castillo de San Miguel) survived this and is one of the oldest buildings in the town.
Indeed Garachico has had a terrible history with bubonic plague, volcanic erruptions, swarms of locusts, fires and floods. However strolling around the calm and pretty streets today you would never guess at its difficult past.
In August Garachico holds its festival of San Roque when locals don traditional dress and travel in carts pulled by oxen. It is a nice, colourful occasion