The conservative British newspaper The Telegraphwhich is distributed in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth countries and the rest of the world, through its digital edition, has just placed Garachico As the eighth most beautiful town in Spainin a classic classification made annually by said newspaper.
The news has relevant significance, especially in the field of tourism, since the English traveler is very fond of this type of news when choosing their vacations. Garachico, the Town and Port of the North of Tenerife stands out for its cleaningfor him Caletonfor his cobbled streets and for having been capital of the island, in addition to the tragic story of the volcano eruption that partially buried the town. The distinction of the most beautiful town in Spain, according to the British newspaper, has fallen on Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz), followed by Cadaqués (Gerona), Tarifa (Cádiz), Sitges (Barcelona), Estepona (Málaga), Llanes (Asturias) and Altea (Alicante). In eighth position, the Town and Port of Garachico.
Of course those who made that list have good taste. All of the towns mentioned are towns of beauty worth taking into account, each with its own characteristics. In the case of Garachico, its gastronomy is unique, made from seafood. It is the only place where you can eat freshly caught limpets, bourgeois, old fish and other marine delicacies. Thousands of tourists visit Garachico every year.
In addition, Garachico has part of the Teide National Park included in its municipal area, with special attention to the Chinyero area, one of the volcanoes that left a lot of destruction but also a lot of beauty. The town does not exceed 5,000 inhabitants, according to the most recent census. Its mountain and scrubland area is also very beautiful.
It is not the first time that a jury has looked at the Villa and Puerto as a place worth visiting. The town has been awarded several times by national institutions and the tourism sector. Her quote in the Telegraph gives her beauty status international accolades.
In 2021, Garachico joined the Association of The Most Beautiful Towns in Spain, created in 2011 to promote, disseminate and preserve the cultural, natural and rural heritage of municipalities with a lower level of industrialization and population, being the first in Tenerife to achieve this.
It did so after passing a rigorous audit with more than 40 criteria that were met, such as the conservation of the facades of its properties; Cleaning; the care of green areas; a complete and varied cultural program; the circulation of vehicles; the space allocated for parking, and respect for traditions.
In addition, the municipality has the Gold Medal of Fine Arts for its artistic treasures. The House of the Counts of La Gomera, the church of San Pedro de Daute – the first in the region -, the hermitage of San Roque, the church of Santa Ana, the convent of San Francisco or the hermitage of the Kings, a jewel small that is hidden, are just some examples.