El Caletón

Natural swimming pool in northern Tenerife

The last eruption of the Trevejo volcano in 1706 buried much of the town of Garachico and as the lava reached the sea it formed the natural swimming pools we see today, which are one of the municipality's major attractions.

The shapes that nature has created at El Caletón are fondly treasured by locals and tourists who flock here, especially in summer. The swimming pools are suitable for everyone and their waters are usually calm, but watch out for the waves as the sea there can be quite rough.

After a good soak, don't miss the chance to sample some Canarian gastronomy at one of the restaurants there that specialise in sea food.

Address
El Caletón
Avenida Tome Cano, 15, 38450 Garachico
Weather Today
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Garachico. There will be light, fine, continuous rain-fall on Wednesday morning. In the afternoon the sky will be very cloudy. At night, mostly clear skies, but more cloud cover will develop. Temperatures will remain unchanged.