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Best Time To Go To Tenerife – When To Plan A Tenerife Holiday?

By Preetha Manivelan - August 9, 2020
Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife is said to be the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands that is well known for its beaches and adventures. But the island can be best enjoyed if you choose an ideal time to visit Tenerife. Compared to any other islands, Tenerife weather is quite mild and pleasant which makes it a popular holiday destination in Spain. Though Tenerife can be visited all year round, you can only make the most out of it if you know the best time to visit Tenerife. Wondering when to plan? This article will help you.

Here, find out the best time to go on a holiday to Tenerife and a lot more detail into all the different experiences that you can get in different seasons.

Parque Nacional del Teide
Photo by Michal Mrozek on Unsplash

What is the best time to visit Tenerife?

Tenerife is blessed with a subtropical climate offering a pleasant climate throughout the year. Though Tenerife having attractive weather at any time of the year, you must decide what suits the best for you. For that, take a look at the below-mentioned things about Tenerife weather.

  1. Tenerife in Spring
  2. Tenerife in Summer
  3. Tenerife in Autumn
  4. Tenerife in Winter
  • Visit during the spring and autumn months if you are looking for a cheap Tenerife holiday and not too much into festivals.
  • And visit during the summer and winter when Semana Santa and New Year celebrations happen if your prime focus is to have a lively Tenerife holiday but beware the expenses would be high.

1. Tenerife in Spring

Spring months Tenerife: March to May
Average Tenerife weather spring: 23-degree Celsius
Average Tenerife daylight and sunshine hours in spring: 12 hours of daylight and 8 hours of sunshine
Average spring rainfall Tenerife: 10 mm

The months of spring in Tenerife are pleasant and experience average weather in the mid 20 degrees. Though it might vary in different locations on Tenerife, it is considered to be pleasant all around the island. It is also said to have the best sea temperature which is a perfect time for swimming. The best part about going on a holiday to Tenerife in spring is Semana Santa. It is a famous event that includes various religious processions, a week before Easter. Since it is a very important holiday and an amazing way of experiencing Spanish culture, it is no wonder that Semana Santa during spring is a good time to visit Tenerife.

During spring, in such a beautiful climate, you can not find enough reasons to not visit the beach and dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters. And yes, not to forget, the onset of spring is one of the times where you can witness snow in Mount Teide. Since it is not the most-visited time, you can have a relaxing Tenerife spring holiday.

Mount Teide
Photo by Bastian Pudill on Unsplash

2. Tenerife in Summer

Summer months Tenerife: June to August
Average Tenerife weather summer: 30-degree Celsius
Average Tenerife daylight and sunshine hours in summer: 13 hours of daylight and 9 hours of sunshine
Average summer rainfall Tenerife: 3 mm

‘Summer Vacation’ – The one term we would have surely come across. It is said that Tenerife is one of the many beautiful islands for a summer holiday in Spain. This is exactly why people flock here in summer. You can expect the flight and hotel rates to go up as summer is one of the busiest months to visit Tenerife.

Wondering what to do on your Tenerife summer holiday? Here it goes. As it is quite obvious that the Tenerife summer weather is high, you can jump into the waters on the beach and get the best swimming experience. And because the island gets almost null rainfall, can you resist yourself from imagining how amazing your sightseeing at this place is going to be?

So, if you are looking for a lively Tenerife holiday, then summer is the best time to go on a Tenerife holiday.

Underwater in Tenerife
Photo by Cristian Palmer on Unsplash

3. Tenerife in Autumn

Autumn months Tenerife: September to November
Average Tenerife weather autumn: 26-degree Celsius
Average Tenerife daylight and sunshine hours in autumn: 11 hours of daylight and 8 hours of sunshine
Average autumn rainfall Tenerife: 8 mm

Followed by the heavy summer months, the onset of Autumn seems to be quite hot and the temperature seems to fall as the months go by. The weather is pretty good to explore the best of Tenerife as there wouldn’t be much rainfall during these months.

But what’s special about planning Tenerife autumn holiday? Since the climate seems quite pleasant with no rainfall, it becomes a perfect time to go hiking the thrilling trails including one inside Teide National Park. Just because the watersports weren’t mentioned at first, doesn’t mean that it’s a bad time. You can either hike or sightsee or swim – Whichever you would like or even try everything out.

More than being a usual Tenerife holiday, visiting this island in autumn is a little exciting and adventurous.

Teide
Photo by Michal Mrozek on Unsplash

4. Tenerife in Winter

Winter months Tenerife: December to February
Average Tenerife weather winter: 18-degree Celsius
Average Tenerife daylight and sunshine hours in winter: 10 hours of daylight and 6 hours of sunshine
Average winter rainfall Tenerife: 40 mm

It’s time for some freezing cold. Though every location in Tenerife wouldn’t be freezing, the places of high altitudes such as Vilaflor experience much lower temperature. But remember visiting Tenerife during winter would be one of the wettest days that you could have.

But let’s forget about the heavy winter rains. Don’t you think the winter sun would be amazing? Just imagine yourself taking a stroll in one of the beaches with the most romantic climate and the cool breeze against your face. Also, the best celebration of the year would be the one from Christmas to New Year and the best time to plan any trip. So why not Tenerife this time? Enjoy these amazing festivals in Tenerife like no other. So, that’s everything about visiting Tenerife in winter.

Get your jackets ready to break the freezing cold and enjoy the most out of your Tenerife winter holiday.

New Year in Tenerife
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So, what next?

Doesn’t visiting Tenerife sound like a perfect getaway? Hope the season-wise weather guide to Tenerife helped you plan your holiday better. So, it’s time that you visit this incredible island and discover the best of Tenerife.

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