Holidays to Garachico
The historic town of Garachico was once Tenerife’s main port. Today, along with Buenavista and Los Silos, it forms a magnificent place full of monuments and impressive architecture, such as the church of Santa Ana, the convents of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the castle of San Miguel. We at Co-operative Travel offer many cheap holidays to Tenerife so you can marvel at these places in person.
Located on the northern coast of Tenerife, the town of Garachico is about 50km away from Tenerife North Airport, and 67km from Tenerife South Airport.
With plenty of attractions and sights to see, Garachico is a must for anyone wishing to explore and sample some of Tenerife’s culture.
The sea water rock pools are an absolute must for any visitor to Garachico. Have a dip or observe some of the sea life from the water’s edge. In Plaza de La Libertad, pay a small fee to wander the ruins of the former convent, dating back to the 16 century.
If you have the time, walk along the promenade and take a trip to the small museum housed in aformer water mill which contains images and reports from the volcano eruption of 1706.
Time your visit perfectly to coincide with the annual festival of San Roque, taking place during August each year. Witness the truly historic side of Garachico and visit the parade comprising of oxen pulled carts filled with locals in traditional dress, offering free wine and food to spectators.
If you fancy stepping out of the sun for the day, take a trip to the Castillo San Miguel, a castle full of historical exhibits; there are also some stunning views of the town from the battlements.
Sample some freshly caught seafood at any of the local restaurants and bars; alternatively all offer a choice of international dishes if local cuisine isn’t to your taste.
For a cultural holiday that doesn’t involve spending every day at the beach, visit Garachico, Tenerife this year.