Tenerife: The perfect climate all year round

5 Nov, 2023 | Canarian Life, General

Welcome back to the Apartamentos Bruja blog, your window to the Canarian paradise. Today, we’ll delve into the charm of Tenerife’s climate, the gem of the Canary archipelago, globally renowned not just for its natural beauty but also for its exceptional climate. But what makes this place climatically so special? Below, we present you with 5 reasons that will make you dream of a getaway to Tenerife, and who knows, maybe you’ll stay in our cozy Apartamentos Bruja.

5 Reasons Why It’s the Perfect Destination All Year Round

1. Stable Temperature: Enjoy Tenerife in Any Season

Imagine basking on a paradisiacal beach in the midst of January or strolling under the sun in July without the oppressive heat. In Tenerife, temperatures fluctuate between 20 and 25 degrees for most of the year, making it a perfect refuge in both winter and summer.

Sunny beach of Tenerife (Las Teresitas) in January

Sunny beach of Tenerife (Las Teresitas) in January

2. Vientos Alisios: The Secret behind the Magical Mist and Sea of Clouds

These trade winds, unique to the region, are partly responsible for the delightful climate. Not only do they bring a refreshing breeze on warmer days, but they also create a phenomenon called the “sea of clouds”, a white blanket covering the peaks contrasting against the deep blue of the ocean.

Sea of clouds in Tenerife created by trade winds

Sea of clouds in Tenerife created by trade winds

3. Diverse Microclimates: From Moist Forests to Sunny Beaches

Depending on which part of the island you visit, you can encounter varied climates. From the green and moist northern forests, perfect for nature lovers, to the warm and dry south, ideal for beach aficionados.

Route through the laurisilva rainforest in the north of Tenerife

Route through the laurisilva rainforest in the north of Tenerife

4. El Teide: A Climatic Spectacle atop Spain’s Peak

The majestic Teide, Spain’s highest peak, offers a climatic variety in itself. Here, sunny days can swiftly transition into snowy afternoons. It’s like visiting two destinations in one.

Teide summit covered with snow in winter

Teide summit covered with snow in winter

5. Warm Winters: Escape the Cold and Dive into the Canarian Sun

While much of the world freezes under winter’s chill, Tenerife remains a warm oasis. Imagine spending Christmas surfing or sunbathing on the beach. Here, it’s possible!

Surfers enjoying the sea in Tenerife in December

Surfer enjoying the sea in Tenerife in December


The Best Time to Visit Tenerife: An Island for Every Season

Tenerife, with its benevolent climate and scenic diversity, is a destination that captivates throughout the twelve months of the year. Nevertheless, depending on your interests and preferences, some moments might be even more special. Here’s a breakdown of the best times to visit this Atlantic gem.

  • Spring (March to May)::
    • Advantages: Temperatures are mild, and days start to stretch longer. It’s the ideal time to explore national parks and mountainous regions. Plus, you’ll witness the island’s blooming flora, a spectacle of color and fragrance.
    • Recommended Activities: Hiking, vineyard tours, and exploring historic villages.
  • Summer (June to August):
    • Advantages:Even though it’s peak season, Tenerife steers clear of the scorching heat found in other regions thanks to the trade winds. Beaches become the primary attraction
    • Actividades recomendadas: Surfing, diving, and enjoying the typical Canarian summer festivals and cultural events.
  • Autumn (September to November):
    • Advantages: Crowds begin to wane, and temperatures remain pleasant. In many cases, prices tend to drop, making it a great time for those looking for deals.
    • Recommended Activities:Tasting local products, visiting wineries, and maritime excursions to spot cetaceans.
  • Winter (December to February):
    • Advantages:Even though it’s “winter”, coastal temperatures seldom dip below 18 degrees. It’s the perfect moment for those escaping the continental cold.
    • Recommended Activities: Celebrating Christmas in the sun, visiting snow-capped Teide, and partaking in the famous Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival.

In summary, given Tenerife’s climate, any time is a good time to visit the island, but your experience can vary depending on the season you choose. Whatever your choice, at Apartamentos Bruja, we’re ready to welcome you and ensure your stay is unforgettable.

For reservations and more information, feel free to visit our website. See you soon!

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