Port of Garachico

The Port of Garachico is a port located in the municipality of Garachico in the north of Tenerife, administered by the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Vista de Garachico, Tenerife, Espa%C3%B1a, 2012-12-13, DD 08
Port of Garachico

History

The old Port of Garachico was the most important on the island of Tenerife between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was a commercial port with regular exchanges of merchandise to America and Europe.[1] In 1706, the eruption of the Trevejo volcano devastated and destroyed the port and with it the economic activity of the municipality.[1] Afterwards, in 2012, the current port located next to the historic center was inaugurated.[2]

Characteristics

The Port of Garachico has 160 berths on pontoons for sports boats up to 15 meters in length and is protected from waves and currents by a dike 650 meters long.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Garachico, el pueblo de Tenerife al que un volcán cambió su historia". diariodelviajero.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  2. ^ a b "Puerto de Garachico – Tenerife – Marinas y puertos deportivos". holaislascanarias.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.

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