Garachico



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Garachico
Those with a preference for quieter, quainter places or with an interest in local history and culture will enjoy this holiday destination. Winter holidaymakers should be aware that Tenerife usually gets 1 severe Atlantic storm each year, often in early Jan. Garachico, with its exposed ocean front, often suffers badly. Accommodation here consists of a handful of private apartments and 1 outstanding hotel. Shoppers are greated with some souvenir and artisan shops of superior quality. There isn't a beach as such here the closest thing are naturally formed rock pools in front of the promenade supplemented by a small public lido pool. A patch of volcanic gravel at the rear of the natural harbour on the edge of town. Principal daytime activities here include strolling and people-watching, especially along the oceanfront promenade; sightseeing around the well-preserved old buildings with some fine examples of Canarian architecture, including palaces, mansions and convents. The town also boasts a collection of sculptures from the Canaries, Andalucia, the Americas and even the Philippines. Nightlife here consists of some good bars; the bandstand in the main square doubles as an outdoor bar. Occasional recitals at the Hotel San Roque or at a venue in town. Eateries are limited to modest local restaurants specialising in fish and local cuisine. Popular local excursions include visits to Icod de los Vinos, La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Mount Teide and Santa Cruz are all easily accessible.