Garachico is a beautiful small town on a special unspoiled part of the island of Tenerife. The city sits at the foot of the trees of the clad hills on the northern coast of Tenerife.

There are no real beaches, but the rocks were covered with walks made of crazy, with open squares to sit and sunbathe. It sounds sticky, but it’s really good!

In the volcanic rock, several swimming pools with sea water were created – these are the safest places for swimming since the sea here is quite dangerous for swimming.

On the streets of Garachico Tenerife are often paved with cobblestone and narrow, and there are many delightful buildings. The main square, La Libertad is very beautiful with its beautiful churches and an attractive old monastery.

Well, if you have little idea what to do in Garachico Tenerife, then this article is for you. Here we will discuss five things that you should not miss during your trip to Tenerife. So, let’s look at them.

Go For A Dip In The Garachico Mountain Pool:

The volcanic past of Tenerife is responsible for the magnificent rare attraction, rocky basins in Garachico. Pools differ in form and depth. Some of them are suitable for children if they are not against merging with subtropical fish.


Me beside one of Garachico swimming pools

Natural swimming pools in Garachico are something special. My wife like them and I always have a hard time to get her out of the water.

Go To The Carnivals:

When you are in Garachico you are only 28km away from Puerto de la Cruz.  If you are there from February to March you will have a great opportunity to see carnival in Puerto de la Cruz. From Garachico it will take you only 30 minutes to go there.

Big, fast, outrageous, bright, noisy, bright and impressive, carnival shows of Tenerife and parties on the night street are not for the faint-hearted. Every traditional city enjoys its Carnival, and an excellent discovery for the carnival spectacle is the fun in Puerto de la Cruz.

Another ceremony you should not miss is the Entierro de la Sardina or Burial of the Sardine in English. During the ceremony, you will see how Spanish people celebrating the end of Carnival. It is a parody parade which culminates with the burning of a sardine.

Carnival In Puerto de la Cruz 2018

Carnival starts on o2/02/2018 and finish 18/02/2018

Funeral of the Sardine 14/02/2018

Go For An Adventure In The Camping:

Each historic city in Tenerife spends romance at some stage throughout the year. These are carnivals in which everyone wears ordinary dresses and beautifully adorns bull carts before going on avenues to hand over local goodies, including the arrugadas, gofio amasado, vino del pais, boiled eggs and juicy roast pork and beef fillets.

Visualize the seat in the forest, a glass of beer in your hand, under an ugly sky, where the falling stars are unusual. On all slopes of the island, there are 13 official camping sites, and it is almost worth not installing a tent on them. They are ideal for wild camping enthusiasts who want to feel closer to nature.

Most of the city dates from the fact that the lava flow destroyed much of the original city in 1706. The castle of San Miguel (Castillo de San Miguel) survived it and is one of the oldest buildings in the city.


Garachico – Castillo de San Miguel

Indeed, Garachico had a terrible story with bubonic plague, volcanic mistakes, flocks of locusts, fires, and floods. Nevertheless, strolling along the calm and beautiful streets today, you will never guess about your difficult past.

In August, Garachico hosts the San Roque Festival, when local people wear traditional clothes and travel in carts of wagons.

Garchico is very high on our MUST VISIT list. We visit this small village everytime we come to the island and enjoy our Tenerife holidays.

Get back to Tenerife travel guide and learn what other villages you should visit.