Do you know when is the best time to visit Tenerife? This beautiful island is the favourite destination for thousands of tourists every year. Its charming beaches next to their charismatic culture makes it the perfect place for anyone to relax, practising extreme sports, or just get the ideal tan.
However, when is the best time in the year to go? How is the weather like in winter? And is it too hot during the summer? When can you avoid the avalanche of tourists and have the whole island just for you?
We tell you all about it in this post!
What is the average weather in Tenerife?
As you might know already, Tenerife holds one of the best climates in the world. You will be able to go anytime in the year and always enjoy fantastic weather. Obviously, it will also depend on the activities you are planning to do there: sometimes of the year are better for sunbathing at the best beaches of Tenerife and others are perfect for sightseeing or for practicing extreme sports.
Tenerife has usually warm temperatures all year round. It gets the hottest peaks during Summer, which goes from June to September. Usually, there is an average temperature of 31ºC at its maximum and 22ºC at its lowest.
In winter it does get a little bit colder, however, you won´t need to take with you more than a denim jacket since the lowest temperatures are usually around 16ªC and the highest are 22ºC. The perfect weather for visiting each small town, hiking to discover their wonderful landscape or snorkeling.
Are you worried about rain? This should not be one of your biggest concerns since it hardly rains in Tenerife. The wettest months go from October to April, being November and March the ones with more probability of rain. However, during June, July, and August there is barely any rain.
Best times of the year to visit Tenerife
The best time to visit Tenerife is anytime. However, it will depend on your preferences and likes and what are you looking for to do on the island. Due to its subtropical climate, you will be able to visit Tenerife whenever you want.
Some might say that November to March is considered to be the high season. Europeans know it is the best time to visit Tenerife to escape the cold from Winter. Also, you will find that many tourists prefer to go on Summer holidays or during the Easter Break.
We recommend you visiting Tenerife during Fall or Winter season. You will find that there are fewer tourists, the beaches are less crowded and you will almost have the whole island for yourself. Some of the best months to do so are September, October, and November. December is one of the worst times together with August since it will be packed with people.
What to do in Tenerife in Winter
Are you planning to visit Tenerife during Winter and you do not know what to do? There are many things that you can plan. Actually, the warm weather and the cool nights will allow you to do different activities like hiking in Teide Park or paragliding. Also, if you come during the winter months, we recommend you visiting the south part of the island which has warmer temperatures.
Imagine flying over the beautiful landscape of Tenerife and get to explore it from a different point of view. Paragliding is a wonderful option if you are looking for something different to do. Do not be afraid, even though it might be seen as an extreme sport, tandem paragliding flights are very relaxing and will add that extra excitation to your trip.
You can also go ahead and go hiking in Tenerife. There are several routes prepared for you already, and it is the best way to get to know the island. Some of the most commons places are Masca, the National Park of Teide, Vilaflor or Taganana.
Another of our recommendations is to go see the natural phenomenon called ‘mar de nubes’ or sea of clouds in English. To see it you will have to climb up to the highest peaks of the island: Mount Teide.
Best time to visit Tenerife: summer activities
Most of the things you can do during the winter, you will able to do during summer. The only thing you should take into consideration is the higher temperatures and the long hours of sun exposure.
If you believe that the best time to visit Tenerife is during summer, then you will enjoy for sure making a tour around its fantastic beaches and secret coves. You cannot miss all the natural wonders that this island has in store for you.
Also, you must pay a visit to the Tenerife Volcano, the main attraction of the island and the highest mountain in Spain. Other activities you can enjoy during its marvelous summer weather are surfing, snorkeling, wine tasting, or revel in their starred sky with a stargazing experience.
Spring and Fall, the best seasons to visit Tenerife
To sum up, when is the best time to visit Tenerife? Some of the best months are, as we had said before, from November to March, but you should also consider that it is high season and there will be more tourists around the island.
If you prefer to have a more intimate time during your visit and you do not mind the cooler weather, then the months of the season are a better idea to escape to this fantastic island.
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