Discover Garachico

Post by Rena Valatka on Discover Tenerife Excursions - Published December 29th, 2016

Does it feel like today you had enough of main tourist attractions and you need some peace and quiet in the island? This trip is for you.

Today you will:

  • Drive less than 1 hour one way
  • Run away from the tourists
  • Find one of the best kept secret towns in Tenerife
  • Explore a small harbour town in 20 minutes


garachico-directionsAs you leave Pearly Grey Ocean Club, drive towards Adeje and join motorway TF-1. You will drive past Santiago del Teide, which is also worth stopping by for a quick walk. Then keep driving according to google maps towards Garachico. If planning to go offline on your holiday, choose or to avoid using your mobile data. Don’t forget to download Tenerife maps before leaving.

As you reach Garachico notice its peace and quiet. It is a small harbour town usually called as one of the best kept secrets and a runaway from tourists. It only takes 20 minutes to walk from one side to another. The town is nestled between the sea and the mountains, and is well known for its natural swimming pools and picturesque plaza.


After being smothered by volcanic eruptions, during 16th and 17th centuries the town has become Tenerife’s number one trading port and a shipbuilding yard. Today, Garachico is great for scuba diving and guided tours. Here, you will also be able to buy best Canarian wine, jewellery and ceramics or other treats for your loved ones.

We are sure you will have an interesting and relaxing day in this beautiful town and it’s somewhere you will remember and want to visit again. Once you’re ready to head home choose the same route to get back to Pearly Grey Ocean Club, which appears to be the fastest and most convenient.

Now sit back at The Edge and reflect on your day whilst enjoying the view and a delicious dinner.

When you’re out and about discovering Tenerife, it’s best to have a rent-a-car. Pearly Grey recommends Pouls Auto for your car rental requirements. Based here in Callao Salvaje they offer Pearly Grey guests a great deal. Telephone +34 922740742 or email