Tenerife North

Tenerife North

Understandably the main focus for Tenerife is the southern part of the island because of the sun and sandy beaches.

However, there are other stunning areas to visit one such place is the small fishing town of Garachico situated on the north west coast. In 1706 lava from the volcano nearly destroyed Garachico, however the solidified lava is now a small peninsula where parts of the town are built on. One of the towns attractions is the Castillo de San Miguel which survived the 1706 lava flow. This town gives you the opportunity to experience the traditional architecture and plazas, quite unique to the Canary Islands.

In the Plaza de la Libertad two churches have been rebuilt after they were damaged by the volcanic eruption. The Iglesia de San Francisco has an example of a mixture of Muslim and Christian architecture.

Close to Garachico lies another small town called Icod de Los Vinos and is one of the original towns on Tenerife. Here you can see the famous Dragon Tree which is believed to be over 300 years old. Nearby is yet another place of interest to visit, and that is the Cueva del Viento. This is one of the largest lava tubes in the world which visitors can walk through. It is worth mentioning that there are restrictions to the times and numbers of visitors allowed and there is a charge, so it’s worth a visit to their web site.