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Garachico in Tenerife Spain
Garachico in Tenerife
Garachico was originally Tenerife Capital, the modest fishing village with little cottages and large townhouses lining the small cobbled streets that along with the pretty harbour make up the town. The harbour in Garachico was the most important port in Tenerife in the sixteenth century due its export of the loal produce. Until, however a series of natural disasters happened, firstly in 1645 huge volcanic landslides, killed over one hundred people and wiped out forty boats, then in 1706 the volcano above the town erupted which sent two slow moving lava rivers crept into town, filling the harbour and effectively rendering it useless to large scale commercial shipping.
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Today the town is an interesting visit, with its collection of ancient landmarks. The lava that flowed into the sea during the 1706 disaster, formed several large rock pools, which are now enjoyed, by visitors and locals alike for bathing in at low tide. The town itself was rebuilt mainly during the 18th Century and has many of its buildings with wooden canarian balconies and cobbled streets intact, which lend it a quiet, cultured air, that is lacking in other towns on the island.
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There are a few beaches close by to the town, including small and secluded or long stretches of white fine sand!! Some are child friendly, with water sports, ringo's paragliding and banana boats, along the shore and bars and restaurant along the edge of the sand!
There are plenty of Tourist attraction's in and close by to Garachico, mainly museums and historical architecture, In particular the Castillo de San Miguel is well worth a visit with great views of the ocean from the castle's ancient walls. Another of the main tourist attractions at present in Garachico is the series of rock pools (as described above) that are behind the Castillo San Miguel. A visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo is a cultural experience that will finish off your visit to this historic and interesting town. Close by you will find Zoos, Gardens, Golf clubs, Whale watching and Dolphin watching, go-karting, fishing and lost of water sports! So you will never be stuck for anything to do!
There are a few Apartments and villas that available to rent for your holiday, in Garachico - whether you want are looking for a basic property somewhere just to lay your head a night or luxurious with an abundance of facilities! Properties range in size and shape, from studio's or one bedroom apartments, if there are just the two of you to three bedroom - normally sleeping up 8 if your taking the family or going in a big group, or one bedroom villas and bungalows up to 6 bedroom villas!
There are Companies that rent these properties out, but also there is private rentals, where people that have bought the property for holiday homes and when they are not there using it they will rent it out for your exclusive use! Some of these properties can be set in privately owned complexes, where locals live! Most come with communal swimming pools too, and these are normally quieter due to the fact it isn't full of holiday makers and is more residencial. A word of warning though these are quieter and normally better for families or older groups than the young tourists!!!
Garachico Tenerife - Garachico in Tenerife Spain
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