Things to do at the Tenerife

For those who prefer water entertainment, the island also has many interesting and fascinating things. Fans of outdoor activities and scuba diving will meet on the island with a dozen famous bays offering scuba diving, both for beginners and experienced divers. Popular dive sites are located near the resorts, Punta de la Rasca, Las Galletas, Punta de Teno and Playa Paraiso. The place called Los-Chuchos offers scuba divers one of the most diverse underwater landscapes. At a depth of 20 meters you can find about 100 species of fish, sea rays, turtles and other inhabitants of the Atlantic Ocean. Impressions of immersion in this bay will remain with you forever.
Adventurous tourists can go on a boat trip on a pirate schooner and feel like Jack Sparrow or captain Nemo. Such walks are offered in almost every tourist bay, but one must be prepared for large ocean waves and palpable pitching.
Those who came to the Canaries for shopping, will appreciate the opportunities of local shopping. In Tenerife there is a special economic zone, free from taxes, so the prices for goods here are much lower than in Russia and in Europe. The difference can reach 70-90% during the active summer (June-August) and winter (January-February) sales.
Whatever you decide to do, Tenerife will surprise and amaze you with a variety of entertainment and will present a wonderful mood and incredible impressions.

Excursions by Tenerife

Tenerife – the largest island of the Canary archipelago. It is famous for its natural and climatic diversity and a lot of interesting places that are recommended to visit all visitors to the island. The south of the island is drier and sunny, in the north most of the year is humid and warm, and vegetation amazes with its wealth. Also in Tenerife are many man-made monuments and cultural objects, which will be a big mistake to miss. Let’s talk about them in more detail.

Tourist objects of Tenerife
To all who come to Tenerife for the first time, guidebooks and local guides recommend to visit the Las Cañadas del Teide National Reserve, located in the valley of the volcano with the same name.
The height of the Teide volcano is 3,700 meters, which makes it the highest point on the island. The options for visiting and exploring are varied: you can climb to the top on foot and try a full mountain climb, you can book a tour by helicopter and see all the beauty of the surrounding nature from a bird’s eye view, and there are bicycle and horse routes popular with tourists from Europe and Asia.
The Teide volcano is an amazing object also because the surrounding landscape in places resembles the lunar and Martian landscapes. It was thanks to this that George Lucas chose Tenerife to shoot several parts of his cult star saga, and Star Wars fans made Teide a pilgrimage site.
Another famous object on the island is an amusement park called “Loro Park” or a park of parrots. This is a huge zoo in which no animal lives in a cage and conditions are created for all animals, birds and marine inhabitants as close as possible to their natural habitat. Children will be delighted with the Dolphinarium, a show of parrots and magnificent giant turtles, with which you can take pictures and play. Adults will appreciate the huge number of rare animals and endemics that live only in the Canary Islands.

Tenerife in March

In the early spring the weather in the countries of Europe is not always pleasing – for a long time the cold, slush, and the sun does not often spoil its bright rays. Fortunately, such a climate is not everywhere. On the island of Tenerife, where there are no snowy winters, March pleases residents and tourists with bright sun rays.
The weather in March on the island of Tenerife is really spring – bright sunny days allow you to walk in light summer clothes, as the air temperature during this time warms up in some regions to 24 degrees. On average, the temperature keeps at a level of 16-24 degrees during the day and 16-22 degrees at night. If compared with the winter months of the island in the Atlantic Ocean, the daytime temperature of the first spring month is not much higher than in December or February, but the nights are noticeably warmer.
Naturally, the highest temperature is observed in the southern regions of the island. In the north of the mountain range dividing the island, the air can still be quite cool, but still, even there the weather is much warmer than in continental Europe. From time to time in the spring on Tenerife rains, during which the temperature of the air becomes lower. But such days in the resort, according to statistics, only 1-2 per month. So, you can safely go on vacation, without fearing that downpours will cause most of the time to spend in the room. The ocean does not yet have time to warm up after the winter, even with a noticeable increase in air temperature. Therefore, the water temperature in March remains at the level of “winter” 19-20 degrees. Such water for the majority is still quite cold, but there are daredevils who bathe in cool waters on sunny days. Do not be afraid of low temperature surfers and divers – they are protected by wetsuits and are unlikely to give up the pleasure of driving on high waves or see the colorful underwater world of the Atlantic Ocean.
But sunbathe in March in Tenerife can be a pleasure – the sun is already warm, but does not yet burn. Taking sun baths at this time of year, the risk of serious sunburn from prolonged sun exposure is minimized. This attracts thousands of people to the island of the Canary archipelago, especially those who are hard to endure the summer heat and do not like the active sun.
It would seem that everything in Tenerife in March is excellent – the weather is comfortable, the ocean is affectionate and hospitable. But rest in early spring can slightly overshadow dust storms – they are not uncommon at this time. Strong storms worsen visibility, sometimes it does not reach even 200 meters per second. Not too pleased and strong winds, the speed of which in some days is marked in the area of ​​20 km. at one o’clock. Therefore, before going on vacation, it is advisable to study the forecasts of sandstorms and wind. Especially if the trip is planned to the northern or western regions of the island, where the temperature is always somewhat lower than in the south. In March, it remains cool in the mountains. Storm rain, which prevents trips to the mountains in the winter, is not so frequent. Therefore, in the absence of a strong wind, you can enjoy excursions to the volcano and nature reserves. For excursion tours, early spring is a great time of the year, as in summer such trips can be debilitating due to heat, and in winter they are often inaccessible due to heavy rainfall in these regions.
In Tenerife, tourists arrive all year round. And March is no exception, as it is pleasant and interesting to meet spring on the “island of eternal spring”. Watch the lizards on the coast, look at the volcano, market try a local dish – fried cactus, fresh papaya, local rum.

Holidays on the island

Tenerife, part of the archipelago of the Canary Islands, is known throughout the world as a great place to relax at any time of the year. Thousands of tourists come here in the summer months, and the flow of travelers does not decrease in the winter. Not exception is February – gray and cold in our country, the last month of winter will meet on Tenerife with warm days and gentle waters of the ocean. The weather in Tenerife in February is not hot, so it’s difficult to talk about beach holidays.
The air temperature on the average fluctuates at a level of +17 +20 C in the daytime and drops to +15 +17 C at night. The water in the ocean during this period is +19 – 20 C. It does not have time to cool down during the night, so in the dark it is often even warmer than the air temperature. In such weather conditions there are not many people wishing to plunge into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The reason is not only in the temperature of the water, but also in the absence of high temperatures on the street, which creates discomfort after bathing. But still there are those who like such swimmings, and lovers of sunbathing on the beaches is not uncommon. In any case, a trip to the island from the frosty and gloomy February at home to the eternal spring of the island of Tenerife will be to the liking of many.
In February, thousands of tourists come to Tenerife. Everyone has their own reasons for traveling to this island. Moreover, the south and the north of the island are popular. In the south – excellent hotels and beach holidays all year round, and the north is suitable for lovers of antiquity. It’s easy to get lost among the narrow streets, and you can admire the waves in the harbor.
Many winter go on a trip to learn surfing and diving in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, someone just wants to relax from the hustle and bustle of the big city and soak up the rays of the sun. There is a category of tourists who come in February for sightseeing, because at this temperature it is best to stroll through the large parks, study the local architecture and travel around the cities. Another February is good because it is this month on the island is a bright carnival in the city of Santa Cruz!
In February, Yerrian pineapples ripen on the island, very tasty and sweet, and in the local markets, besides fruits and vegetables, you can buy pastries, local honey and cheeses all year round, and on the market in Santa Cruz the whole floor is occupied by sellers of fish and seafood. to buy everything you need for an independent picnic in nature, among laurel trees.
Comfortable holidays in Tenerife in February and with children. All year round, there are natural parks, amusement parks and water park, which offer a lot of entertainment for adults and children. Those who prefer to enjoy the sea views, you can recommend to go for a walk on the yacht. And you can ride a quad bike.
Traveling in winter in Tenerife, tourists prefer to stay in the southern regions. It is there that keeps the dry and comfortable weather, pleases the bright sun with rays, there are almost no rains. In the northern regions of the island the situation may be quite different, as in the west or east. In total, Tenerife has 28 climatic zones, which were formed as a result of the island’s unique landscape design.
Moving from place to place in Tenerife, you can get to regions of strong winds or torrential rains, regions with mostly cool weather, and also in the region of eternal spring. The column of the thermometer drops to +15 degrees on average, which causes tourists to wear sweaters or shawls during the evening walk.

Canarias in January

Harsh winter holidays in warm areas and with quality service may not be available in many parts of the world. And places where the European level of service is present, remains even less – the unstable political situation has considerably narrowed the tourist map of the world. This is also why the winter holiday in Tenerife is becoming more relevant and more demanding. After all, here and in January you can swim and sunbathe – pleasant +20 ° – 26 ° C in winter allows you to continue the tourseason without a break.
The exception is windy and cloudy days, which, however, almost do not go one after another in a row. The temperature varies throughout the day – during the day it is usually very warm, evenings and nights are much cooler, but tourists from countries with a continental and sharply continental climate bathe at + 20, although such bathings are considered almost walrus by the local Canarians. Evening walks by the sea are refreshing, so it’s better to bring an autumn jacket or a warm sweater. Often in hotels give out warm blankets, so that guests are not frozen in the territory, and in water parks and swimming pools of the hotel the water is heated.
Sometimes even in this heavenly place there are heavy rains, and the air temperature drops to 14 degrees (plus). And, anyway, the sea water keeps the heat to 20 degrees. Predicting how the weather will change is not so simple, but still, be guided by official weather forecasts. Usually, rains in Tenerife are not more than 3 times a month.
At this time, you can get around the whole island, enjoying nature in a national park, luxurious ocean waves, climbing mountains, practicing at a horse school, and visiting some of the other Canary Islands – they are very different from each other. And, if you miss the snow, it’s easy to find in the mountains.
Excursions to the northern and southern parts can be found with discounts, all the most interesting sights of the island are nearby, from where you would not get to them.

Christmas at the Tenerife

Holidays in Tenerife is possible all year round. And this is not a trip for walking around historical sights, but a real beach holiday in comfortable weather even in winter. It is important only to choose the southern region of the island, which is reliably protected from gusty wind and waves.
December – as you want a gray, frosty winter again to feel all the delights of warm spring weather! For this, you only need to go to Tenerife, where eternal spring reigns. The temperature regime on the island is dictated by its amazing location – Tenerife is located at the latitude of the hot desert of the Sahara, so low temperatures in this area are impossible.
True, December is the winter month and the arrival of winter is felt even on the island of Tenerife. At this time of year, the air temperature is somewhat lower than in summer. It keeps in the day at about +20 .. + 21 ° С. And at night it goes down to +7 +13 ° С. So on a trip to the island on New Year’s Eve, be sure to bring warm sweaters. Especially cold can be in the Northern regions – even in the daytime the thermometer column here on some days does not rise above +13 ° С. And if it rains, the air becomes fresh and cool. However, mostly in the winter on the island is dominated by sunny days.
Rains are not often. But, nevertheless, the regions of the northern part of the island in winter for tourists are not very attractive, except that they come here to get acquainted with the sights of the island. It is in this weather, comfortably leisurely strolling through the natural parks, to consider the architectural structures and other interesting places of the Spanish island.
The water temperature in the ocean in December is approximately +21 ° C. Sometimes it is even warmer than the air temperature. In such a refreshing water it is quite possible to swim, but it’s not entirely comfortable to go out on land, since the sun’s rays no longer warm as in the summer days.
Decide on swimming is not all. But people take aerial baths on warm sunny days with pleasure.
In the first month of winter, many tourists come to the island in the Atlantic Ocean. Mostly these are elderly people who do not like heat and bright sun, families with children and young people, active athletes and adventurers. The air temperature promotes comfortable walks through the streets of the cities, trips to excursions and amusement parks, which are open on the island a lot.
Separate attention is paid to rest in Tenerife in December surfers. It was at this time of year that the North Coast boasts of high waves that give incredible opportunities for skiing. It’s unlikely that experienced athletes and fans of a good wave will give up such pleasure.
But for trips to the mountains, December is not the most suitable month of the year. The highlands of Tenerife in winter have an average daily temperature lower than the southern and even northern regions near the ocean. The average temperature in the mountains is +13 ° C, so that even a light blouse will not help warm. Another disadvantage is the heavy rains, traditional for the mountains on the island during this period. A trip can be unsuccessful, even if you stock up on warm things and hot tea. It is not uncommon for tourists to drive up to the mountain, but even without leaving the car, they returned back – they were prevented by rainfall and heavy fog.
But to meet the New Year without frost, abundant snow, dampness and ice in Tenerife is always possible. This is why many tourists come here during this period. Such a new year is sure to be remembered by the comfortable temperature, gentle noise of ocean waves and delightful vegetation species, which just in winter pleases with its freshness and beauty.

Best resorts in Tenerife

The uniqueness of Tenerife lies in its successful geographical position. The coast of the island, facing the African continent, is the warmest and warmest in the sun. It is conditionally called southern. The north coast is open to strong winds from the Atlantic and is considered colder and more troubled. At the same time, this area is perfectly suitable for outdoor activities on land: hiking and cycling in the mountains, hiking, horseback riding. Geographical features also influenced the formation of the island’s tourist centers. The most popular in Tenerife are the resorts:

Las Americas

Los Cristianos

Costa Adeje

Los Gigantes

Costa del Silencio

El Medano

Puerto de la Cruz

 

Las Americas is a famous resort on the south coast of Tenerife, famous for its beaches and luxury hotels. Beaches offer a wide variety of water activities, the nearest towns are famous for their noisy night life and youth entertainment.

Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje are comfortable southern resorts for families and the public and older. Beaches and hotels here are of the same high level as on Las Americas, however the situation is quieter and more cozy. At these resorts you can have a great rest with your children, but you have to be prepared for the high cost of services and entertainment.

The Costa del Solencio (“shore of silence” in Spanish) fully justifies its name. Rest here is calm, relaxing, unhurried and will appeal to all lovers of silence.

El Medano is the southernmost resort, the most remote from the center of the island. There is a strong wave that attracts on the coast an amateur surfing and kite surfing from around the world.

Puerto de La Cruz – the resort that appeared on the island the very first, today is the tourist center of the northern coast. Due to high humidity, the climate in this part of Tenerife is softer, the vegetation is dense and diverse, and the air is fresh and cool. The local people are very hospitable and gladly receive guests, demonstrating the true Spanish hospitality. In the north, and the capital of the island – the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Tenerife in November

Tenerife is an island that attracts tourists for holidays all year round. Here you can have a wonderful rest in winter and summer, as the temperature remains comfortable not only for walking around the island, but also for swimming in the ocean. Due to such peculiarities of climate, the island is often called the “island of eternal spring”. And indeed, even in the late autumn the weather on the island pleasantly surprises with warmth and sunshine. Such a temperature regime, as in summer, during this period does not wait. But still you can perfectly relax in a comfortable for most people weather.

In November in Tenerife, those who find it hard to endure the summer heat like to come. At this time of year, the air temperature is set in the interval of 20-27 degrees during the day and 20-24 at night. The water in the ocean is cooler than in summer and early autumn – 22 – 24 degrees in early November and around 21 degrees at the end of the month. But even at this temperature in the gentle waters of the ocean it is quite possible to swim.

True, do not forget that November is still, the autumn month, which makes itself felt precipitation in the form of rain. So, going on vacation in Tenerife at this time of year, be prepared for what will have to look for occasional entertainment outside the beach.

The peculiarity of the topographical structure and location of the island are such that its different parts have a separate microclimate. In the northern part of Tenerife it is always cooler. Here the cold winds reign, and the water in the ocean can seem cold. The southern part of the island is warmer. There are always more sunny warm days and less rainfall even in November. Rest in late autumn and winter is best in this region. In addition, part of the resorts of the island are safely hidden from strong winds by high mountains.

But no matter how warm the November days on the island of Tenerife are, when going on vacation, be sure to bring warm clothes and windbreakers. In the evening, the air temperature even in the southern regions drops to 17-19 degrees. And in this weather I really want to put on things warmer, which will hide from the unpleasant wind.
Fans of beach holidays near the warm ocean are skeptical about such descriptions of weather conditions and on holiday in Tenerife in November. And if you go solely to spend time on sun beds near the ocean, then, perhaps, a trip at this time of year, in fact, does not make much sense. But come relax from the hustle and bustle, enjoy the warm comfortable days and sunny weather, which is so lacking in autumn in your native country, to please yourself with leisurely walks along the cozy streets of the resort towns – it’s so wonderful!

Tenerife in November opens its arms to all those who want to at least briefly escape from the dank, dank autumn into the eternal spring. Here come those who like a measured rest or want more time to explore the sights and natural beauties of the island. After all, in such weather it is so nice to visit excursions, admire the delightful views of the park areas and the stunning beauty of the volcano.
Each of us chooses his own time of year and his own travel option. And in late autumn, Tenerife takes not so much connoisseurs of beach holidays, as lovers of the excursion program. And it is very busy for the guests of the Spanish resort island, so that tourists will definitely have something to do and diversify the days spent here. And in El Medano fly surfers – it is in November that the wind speed in this region reaches 25 meters per second. And experienced athletes try not to miss this opportunity.

El Medano

There are a lot of places in Tenerife where surfers and kite surfers like to ride, in small groups it can be done almost along the whole coast. The biggest and most beautiful place for lovers to catch the wind is El Medano beach (El Medano). Rest there without a surf like a lot less – here is really almost constant wind (and only in the far part of the beach from it you can hide), and the small oceanic sand flies in the eye. It is believed that the sand is not imported, it is brighter than usual, the entrance to the sea is flat and flat. In this town there is the airport of Tenerife-sur, and hundreds of Europeans from all over Europe come here all year round. In winter it is about 20-22 degrees. We have seen both dirty surfers and very little crumbs who learn these sports with an instructor. Right at the beach you can buy everything for swimming or rent.

The nearby beach with El Medano, La Cabeza, is famous for windsurfing championships that take place all year round. We ended up in July. Very nice and interesting, even if you are not a fan of windsurfing. If you decide to swim bypassing the rock, which goes into the ocean (in the opposite direction from La Cabeza), you will get to the beach of nudists.

Golden Beach Las Teresitas

Las Teresitas – his photo is in every guide and on every tourist site. Two kilometers of the purest golden sand from the Sahara, the ocean with its colorful color transitions and picturesque palms – and your pictures will look like an advertising picture. Next to us a couple was resting, which, however, complained exactly at that – the place looks like any well-groomed beach in any country and two weeks there can be boring.
The beach is 5 kilometers from the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. There are no strong waves on it – they are extinguished by breakwaters, and the entrance is smooth and very comfortable. It is ideal for young children who do not yet know how to swim: they are not afraid of the wave and the depth is not terrible. However, the weather here is unstable and must be checked in advance: the local mountains often form rain clouds

Beach Las Teresitas at the Tenerife