We woke up this morning more refreshed. Breakfast is served in the courtyard, it’s very rustic here and the breakfast buffet reflects this. I had muesli, nuts, fruit, yogurt, fresh juice, cheeses, and fresh bread, followed by croissant, cake and coffee. This is very different to the Hotel we have just left, where the chefs make whatever you want, we like it here just as much.

Today we went to a convent that has been turned into a cultural museum. As we left the heavens opened and the Hotel owner’s daughter gave us an umbrella each. The Museums here cost very little, this one was one euro each. Pete was particularly interested in the information on the Volcano, whereas I took an interest in the shell collections, a seahorse, and the decor of the convent ceiling. Although I am aware Mount Tiede is not completely asleep!

Sea Horse Garachico
Sea Horse Garachico

The weather is unsettled; we came out of the museum to gorgeous sunshine. Sat in the square for Barraquito coffee, and then made our way through the cobbled streets to the seafront. The main attraction on the seafront are large rock pools, waves come crashing into these pools and people are taking photos of this. The seafront is unspoilt with just a few restaurants, and a cigar shop. We watched the guy making very large cigars and smoking one! I bought one to give to my dad.

We are back at the Hotel sitting in the courtyard working on our write ups. Pete has a G&T and I have green tea.

We have attached a collection of photos taken in Garachico today with my new iphone.

Plaza Glorieta de San Francisco
Plaza Glorieta de San Francisco

Parque Puerto de Tierra, Garachico
Parque Puerto de Tierra, Garachico