El Caletón Natural Pools Live Webcam, Garachico, Tenerife Island

Live webcam shows the El Caletón Natural Pools in Garachico on Tenerife Island, Spain.

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El Caletón Natural Pools (Spanish: Piscinas Naturales De Garachico El Caleton) are one of the main attractions of the small resort town of Garachico, located on the northwest coast of Tenerife Island. The natural pools were formed from solidified lava during the eruption of Mount Teide in 1706. This eruption completely destroyed the town of Garachico and several neighboring villages. When the hot lava met the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, it created lava pools—natural reservoirs of solidified lava with unique shapes. The ocean waters fill these natural pools, and they are suitable for swimming. However, swimming in them is dangerous during strong waves.

Today, the El Caletón Natural Pools are a popular tourist spot on the western coast of Tenerife. Swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the rock formations are popular activities here. Nearby, there are showers, changing rooms, and several restaurants and cafes. The El Caletón Natural Pools are located on the Atlantic coast in the very center of Garachico. Founded in the late 15th century, Garachico was once the main port on the island until the eruption of Mount Teide in 1706 destroyed much of the town. Nowadays, the town boasts charming streets, traditional Canarian architecture, and several historical landmarks, including the San Miguel Castle, built in the 16th century to protect against pirates.