Things to do in Garachico

Our most recommended things to do in Garachico

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

1. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

From Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Masca & Garachico Private Trip

2. From Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Masca & Garachico Private Trip

After picking you up at your hotel, we will make our way to the cliffs of Los Gigantes, which fall into the ocean and reach a height of between 300 and 600 meters. We will then continue our route to the Masca farmhouse, with its spectacular ravines and its little houses perched on the edge of the ravines. We will continue our route towards Garachico where we will be able to admire its traditional architecture and its natural pools. Finally we will continue towards Icod de los Vinos to admire the famous Drago Milenario. We will finish the excursion returning to your hotel.

Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

3. Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will tour the most emblematic places of the island Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Cristobal de la Laguna, La Orotava, Puerto de La Cruz, Icod, Garachico, Los Gigantes, Costa Adeje ,Candelaria. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, wind and adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will visit the most emblematic places on the island. Once we have picked you up at your hotel we will go to Candelaria where the patron saint of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria, is located, we will continue to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island, it is a cosmopolitan and fascinating city, we will continue our journey to San Cristóbal de la Laguna, World Heritage of Humanity, we continue our way to La Orotava where we will visit its historic center. We advance to Puerto de La Cruz, the first tourist city of Tenerife, we continue to Icod de los Vinos where we can admire the famous thousand-year-old Drago, then we will visit Garachico, where its cobbled streets invite us to explore the heart of the town, its churches and historical buildings. We continue to Los Gigantes, cliffs that live up to their name, as they are one of the most spectacular landscapes in Tenerife, and continue to Costa Adeje, the destination in the south of Tenerife where luxury and exclusivity come together. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, the wind and the adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. The order of the itinerary can be changed depending on where your hotel / accommodation is located

Tenerife: Local Villages & Teide National Park Tour

4. Tenerife: Local Villages & Teide National Park Tour

Experience the authentic side of Tenerife, Spain, on a small-group tour through the island’s characteristic villages along with the heart of Tenerife, Teide National Park. Enjoy scenic views and iconic monuments as you discover the history in every corner that you visit. Start with a visit to Masca, an authentic village in an area surrounded by deep and steep ravines that end in the Atlantic Ocean. Then, drive through the fishing village of Garachico. Marvel at its natural pools of volcanic origin. Afterward, get free time to explore Icod de los Vinos, which is famous for its ancient Dragon Tree. Next, pass La Orotava and head towards Teide National Park. Teide is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the pounding heart of Tenerife. This stop can't be missed on a visit to the island. Enjoy plenty of photo stops along the tour to capture your memories of the day.

Garachico: City, Icod de los Vinos Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Garachico: City, Icod de los Vinos Tour with Wine Tasting

After being collected from local hotels and apartments in the Puerto Santiago area our driver will take you up through Tamaimo and through Santiago del Teide across the Tene mountains to the Historic former Capital of Garachico. Here our guide will introduce you to the local history of this once wealthy capital and principle port which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706. The town was rebuilt but lost its place as the capital and main port first to Puerto de Cruz and subsequently Santa Cruz. The rebuilt town has many historic connections churches and famous statues that our guide will introduce you to. The lava that destroyed the town and port left beautiful natural swimming pools that are enjoyed by locals and tourists. The beautiful central plaza is a lovely place to visit as our guide explains the story behind this unique town. Then on to the town of Icod de los Vinos another typical Spanish settlement from the early 16th century where you can see the oldest tree in Tenerife the Drago tree before our final destination of the famous Museo de Malvasia. Here at this vineyard we have a different guide to relate to you the history of wine production and the techniques used to produce the famous Canarian wines made here. There is then the opportunity to taste different wines along with the locally produced cheeses and hams all served with fresh bread and local mojo sauces. We depart after this and travel around 45 minutes back to our hotels and accommodations

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What people are saying about Garachico

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 266 reviews

Good local knowledge. Safe driver. Let us see a good sample of Tenerife and then decide which parts of the island we would like to spend more time in. Even told us how to get there by public transport. Good value for money. Joel was able to fit in our suggestions of where we wanted to visit/ avoid without veering off the itinerary too much.

When you go to Tenerife, don’t miss this tour. Our guide Chris and our driver have been amazing. The Teide volcano is breathtaking, lunch was sumptuous, and Masca is a cute little town and wish we could stay longer. Enjoyed every bit of it. Also amazed about how our guide can speak multiple languages. Culture & nature tank, filled!

Guide was top very sympathetic and enormous language knowledge very clear explanations in every language!

It was an unforgettable experience full of history and especially beautiful features.

Joel as a guide is just great. Thanks for the great day. Calin