Garachico is a beautiful village, an essential stop if you are in Tenerife. But above all it is a very peculiar village because of its history. It was founded by a Genoese banker, Cristóbal de Ponte in 1496 and in 1916 King Alfonso XIII granted it the title of Villa y Puerto. It was also the main port of Tenerife during the 16th and 17th centuries.
What to do and see in Tenerife
The Montaña Roja is a volcano located in El Médano (Granadilla de Abona), its image is recognisable from different points of the island. At 171 metres high, it is located between the beaches of Leocadio Machado and La Tejita, flanked by a smaller mountain called Bocinegro. The views from the summit are spectacular.