Garachico is a town anchored on the edge of the Atlantic, at a distance from the capital of Tenerife of a little over sixty kilometres. One day, life stopped here when the town was buried by a raging volcano, the Trevejo Volcano. But after that fateful day in 1706, Garachico was born again from the ashes and today the town presents itself to us in all its charm, with unique architecture, in which not only churches and monasteries are offered from another time but also a number of private houses of great size,
with large internal courtyards, enormous doorways and shady hallways which give the buildings a truly remarkable atmosphere. The sea is one of the most charming aspects of Garachico so it is no surprise that there are swimming pools, beaches and sheltered little bays which let the holidaymaker take a relaxing and refreshing dip. And then, in contrast, the visitor can go up to the pine forest at La Montañeta, where the sand of the old volcanoes contrasts with the green of an immense pinewood, which encircles the shoulders of Mount Teide.
Garachico has always taken care of its environment and protected the most diverse cultural manifestations. For all these reasons, the Spanish government awarded the town the Gold Medal of Fine Arts, which was presented in 1980 by His Majesty the King. Garachico is an obligatory port of call for all those who make beauty and peace a leitmotif in their lives.