Top things to do in Garachico

Top Choice Canarian in Garachico

Mirador de Garachico

This pleasing combo of contemporary bar and restaurant, plus tasteful art-and-crafts store, serves creative combinations such as venison in a chocolate-and-pepper sauce, and banana, spinach and smoked-fish croquette…
Park in Garachico

Parque de la Puerta de Tierra

Another rare remnant of Garachico's volcanic activity is in the cute and lovingly well-tended Parque de la Puerta de Tierra, just off Plaza Juan González (aka Plaza Pila), where the Puerta de Tierra (Land Gate) is a…
Square in Garachico

Plaza Libertad

The soul of Garachico is the main Plaza Libertad, with its towering palm trees, heritage buildings, cafe tables and lively atmosphere. Here old men in flat caps play cards or dominoes, surrounded by sauntering coupl…
Castle in Garachico

Castillo de San Miguel

This squat stone fortress by the sea was built in the 16th century and contains photos and explanations of the area’s flora and fauna, as well as a chronological history of Garachico. Climb the tower for excellent v…
Religious in Garachico

Romería de San Roque

This is Garachico’s most important annual festival, when the town fills with pilgrims (and partygoers) from all over Tenerife. San Roque (St Roch), the town’s patron, was credited with saving the town from the Black…
Church in Garachico

Iglesia de Santa Ana

Near the Plaza Libertad is the evocative and gorgeous Iglesia de Santa Ana, with a dominating white bell tower, original 16th-century doors, a lovely wooden ceiling and a museum. You can climb the bell tower for the…
Museum in Garachico

Convento de San Francisco

There is plenty to see at this eclectic museum located in a 16th-century convent with a beautiful cloistered interior. Exhibits range from geology and the island's volcanic history (with multimedia installations) to…
Arts & Crafts in Garachico

Art Shop

This ceramic and art shop would look happily at home in any urban-chic big city. Run by German artist Alice Gauer and her Spanish partner Julian Betemps, the shop has an eclectic display of art, including sea-urchin…
Spanish in Garachico

Le Patissier

This place has a charming central-courtyard setting and is handy when other restaurants have shut up shop for a siesta. There's a reasonably decent €11.95 menu too. While its address is Esteban de Ponte, the front o…
Bar in Garachico

Tasca del Vino

Duck into the sumptuous Hotel La Quinta Roja then double round the back to this delightful small bar located on a picturesque cobbled side street. Here you can enjoy a drink with a generously portioned tapa for just…