Is December a good time to visit Tenerife?

Winter approaches and you are planning on escaping from the rush of daily life, but still, you are not sure where to go.

In this post, we show you why is December a good time to visit Tenerife.

Places like the Canary Islands are the best places to run away during the cold seasons, but do you really know why? Do you want to have a chance of scenery but do not know where to go? When is the best time to go to Tenerife?

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Why is December a good time to visit Tenerife

You have found this post probably because you are not sure whether December is the best time to visit Tenerife, or maybe you do not know when the best time is to do so at all. However, you might be surprised when we tell you that one of the main advantages of the island is that you can travel there any time of the year.

Thanks to its subtropical weather, you will be able to enjoy warm and soft temperatures all year long. This together with the scarcity of rain and sunshine all year round, make Tenerife the perfect destination at any time.

Can I go to the beach in December in Tenerife?

December is still a good month to go to the beach in Tenerife. The best time to go is from June to December because the average temperatures go around 23ºC, even higher during the summertime.

You will be able to sunbathe and dive into their crystal waters and forget that Winter once meant ‘cold and rainy weather’.

what to do tenerife winter

How is the weather in Winter in Tenerife?

Just as we have said before, December is a good time to visit Tenerife because of its warm Winter and the dry weather.

The coldest month is February, which still has a maximum of 22ºC  and an average low of 15ºC. However, the driest month is January, being October the wettest with 8 mm of rain. December makes the ideal combination of soft temperatures and perfect timing to even spend your Christmas on this island or for just doing your Winter holidays.

This is the closest and the most economical option to escape cold weather inside the UE since it will only take 4 hours of flight to arrive there.

We should also remind you that the island itself has a variety of climates depending on where you are staying. South Tenerife will always tend to be warmer than the North.

How crowded is Tenerife in December?

December is a good time to visit Tenerife because it is less crowded than during the other months. Usually January, June, July, and August are when there is a higher concentration of tourists.

However, in December, November, and April not so many people travel to the island, which means that you will have its beautiful beaches all for yourself.

Activities and things to do in Tenerife in December

You will be able to do almost the same things you can do during the rest of the year, so there is nothing you should worry about. Here we leave you some ideas you can add to your planning.

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Hiking in the Mount Teide

Thanks to the coldest temperatures, hiking is one of the perfect activities to do in December in Tenerife. The sun does not hit as hard and this spring-like weather will be the cherry on top of a beautiful walk.

Paragliding in south Tenerife

Paragliding is also a great idea to explore the island differently. Here in Overfly, we offer special flights so you can discover how is it like to fly like a bird. Tenerife shows ideal weather for this aerial sport due to the little rain and extreme temperatures.

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Spending Christmas holidays

For sure celebrating Christmas on the beach is on your list of things to do at least once in your life. Come to Tenerife and spend a different Christmas holiday on the beach or having a drink at their terraces or discovering their unique gastronomy during dinner.

Visiting San Cristobal de la Laguna

While in summer you might feel a little bit lazier to do sightseeing, December is a good time to visit Tenerife because these temperatures will make it an ideal plan to know more about the island and its culture.

tenerife in december weather

San Cristobal de la Laguna holds a special Christmas Market every year and it is known for its good wine and gastronomic offer. The perfect option to spend the day in Tenerife!

What should I wear in Tenerife in December?

Another question you might have is what to wear if you are visiting Tenerife in December.

We recommend you pack what you usually wear during springtime since is the type of weather you will find when you arrive there. That includes shorts, skirts, and dresses, but also some long jeans and a jacket because it can get chilly sometimes, especially during night-time.

Do not forget an umbrella or a raincoat, because even though usually it does not rain, it can be useful if bad weather catches you by surprise.

Keep in mind that it will not be as hot as in Summer and temperatures will go around 22ºC to 15ºC, so it will warm but not as much as in June or July. Bring different types of clothes so you are ready both for hot and cold days.

And finally, the most important of all: your swimsuit!

We hope that you have enjoyed this post and that you find it useful. If you are planning your next trip to Tenerife and would like to know more, we recommend you check out these posts from our blog:

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