Los Cristianos: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||51 %|
|Rainfall days||2 days|
|Chance of Rain||13 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||3 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||34 %|
Averages for Los Cristianos in October
October is still quite warm in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. The average low temperature stays at 68°F (20°C) during this month, while the average high temperature is a summer-like 80°F (27°C).
This allows for an extended tourist season for all of the Canary Islands, and, in a secluded area such as Los Cristianos, it offers even more privacy during the late season.
October officially marks the end of the warm season which usually lasts from July 9th until October 5th, with average daily high temperatures around 28°C.
The average sea temperature is warm enough for water activities such as swimming. This will basically be true all year round here. During October the sea temperature is at an all time high of 23°C, as the sea has gradually warmed up over the summer months from June to August.
As expected during the course of October the length of day is gradually starting to decrease as the winter months slowly approach. From the start to the end of the month, the length of day decreases by approximately 47 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.5 minutes. On average, the shortest day of the month is October 31st with 11:05 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is October 1st with 11:52 hours of daylight. October also experiences an average of seven hours of sunshine per day. In contrast, the sunniest month of the year is July, with 10 hours of sunshine per day on average.
The cloud cover at this time of year is a partly cloudy 41% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. Precipitation is also very low at this time of year. Overall, Los Cristianos is a generally dry resort. There is an average of 0.5” (13 mm) of precipitation during October, falling on about 4 days total. Throughout this month, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, light rain and moderate rain. If you’re planning to visit Los Cristianos at this time of year it may be a good idea to bring a light coat, but it is very unlikely precipitation will affect your holiday during October.
During October, the relative humidity typically fluctuates between a mildly humid 53% and a humid 82%, rarely dropping below 37% or exceeding 92%. On average, the air is driest around October 31st, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 61% three days out of four, whilst the air is likely to be most humid around October 1st, rising above 78% three days out of four.
Typical wind speeds in October vary from a light 2 mph to a fresh breeze of 20 mph, rarely exceeding 27 mph. The highest average wind speed of 11 mph usually occurs around October 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 20 mph. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 11 mph is likely to occur around October 19th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 19 mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the east, shortly followed by the northeast.
Many people who visit Los Cristianos during October enjoy the beautiful weather by playing golf on one of the many courses on the island and, if one does not mind island hopping, courses on other islands as well.
Since even the nighttime temperatures are warm, tourists can comfortably enjoy the pubs, bars, and discos that make up Los Cristianos’s surprisingly active nightlife. For slightly wilder nightlife, some of the nearby islands can provide this such as Playa de las Americas!
- Los Cristianos at night
Dates for the diary
In nearby Buenavista del Norte, the Fiestas de Los Remedios is held during this month. Tourists who would like to see a traditional Spanish celebration but missed the earlier ones in Los Cristianos can make the short trip to see this one which honours the patron saint of Buenavista del Norte with fireworks, music, dancing, drinking, and all types of performances.
On the other hand, the National Day Festival (Dia de la Hispanidad) is held every year on October 12th. This is a religious festival, celebrating the heritage and history of Spain. There are various festivities and events being held across the island of Tenerife to celebrate this national holiday.
The Opera Season in Tenerife lasts from October to December, with many fabulous opera performances held at the Auditorio de Tenerife.
Things to do
You can’t visit Tenerife without visiting the stunning Teide National Park, located right in the centre of the island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts a 10-mile-wide volcanic crater, named Mount Teide. This breath-taking dormant volcano rises 3,718m above sea level, making it Spain’s highest peak. There are a number of hiking routes around the mountain, however, you could always get to the top via a cable car, which takes viewers 1,200m above the crater floor.
During October it is a great idea to visit one of the island’s interesting traditional villages or towns as the island is relatively quiet at this time of year. Garachico is one of the most interesting towns in Tenerife. This place used to be one of the wealthiest towns on the island; however, in 1706 the town was engulfed by lava after an eruption caused by Mount Teide. Today it is one of Tenerife’s most popular day-trip destinations, as there are a number of quaint little shops, cafes and restaurants found within the town’s walls. If you head to the beach you will also find many intriguing rock pools, which are formed by lava.
If you’re still stuck for ideas where to go to whilst staying on holiday in Los Cristianos you may be interested in the Cueva del Viento-Sobrado, which is the largest volcanic tube in the whole of Europe, and the fourth largest in the world. This mesmerising natural underground tunnel runs for over 11 miles, featuring three different passage levels which are made up of various lava formations. The cave itself was actually created by lava flows from Pico Viejo, found next to Mount Teide. Guided tours take place from Tuesday to Saturday and advanced booking is highly recommended if you’re travelling to Tenerife during the height of the tourist season.
October is a great time of year to play at least one round of golf as the climate is very comfortable. Los Palos Golf Course is a par 27, nine-hole course, located just a couple of minutes drive away from Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. The course also offers a chipping area, driving range, putting green and PGA professional available for private tuition.
- Mount Teide, Tenerife
Where to eat & drink
El Pincho is a popular little Spanish eatery located right by the beach in Los Cristianos. This tapas bar serves a mouthwatering list of traditional Spanish dishes including garlic bread, tortilla, patatas bravas, olives, cured meats and much more.
However, if you prefer Italian cuisine you may want to try Pizzeria Dacappo. This highly recommended restaurant offers a range of pizzas, pastas, salads and more. The restaurant also offers an outdoor terrace, which is the ideal place to sit out on a sunny day in October.
The Magic Lounge is located in the heart of Playa de las Americas’ Golden Mile. During the day this place is a chilled-out café lounge and bar serving fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, ice cold beer and thirst quenching coffees. However, when night approaches the Magic Lounge transforms into a lively bar with live music and a delicious array of alcoholic beverages.
Another option to try whilst staying in Los Cristianos is the Dreamers Cabaret Bar. This place is one of the longest established British bars in the resort and is owned by Roy Crewdson, the guitarist from the 60s band Freddie and The Dreamers. The bar features a large open terrace, located close to the beach and also offers Sky Sports on the flat-screen TVs where a variety of major sports are shown such as the Barclays Premier League and rugby.
Hit the beach
Los Cristianos offers its very own sandy beach sheltered by a small harbour. The beach offers a handful of facilities including changing rooms, showers, toilets, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. It is also highly recommended to walk along the promenade found directly opposite the beach when the sun is starting to go down in the evenings.
Playa de las Americas is one of the liveliest resorts in Tenerife, located right next to Los Cristianos. The resort boasts a gorgeous clean, golden sand beach with parasols and sunbeds available for hire. October is an ideal time of year to visit this beach as it is relatively quiet and the climate is still relatively warm and rainfall is very unlikely. There are also a number of watersport activities available in Playa de las Americas including jet-skiing, scuba diving and windsurfing, as well as boat excursions to the local islands and whale watching.
- Playa de las Americas Beach
Where to stay
Hotel Reveron Plaza is one of the most luxurious hotels in the whole of Los Cristianos. This four-star hotel is located only 100m away from Los Cristianos Beach and offers its very own rooftop swimming pool. Guests can take full advantage of the number of facilities on offer including a spa, library and the Mirador Plaza restaurant.
Another option to look into is the three-star Apartamentos Hg Tenerife Sur. These beautiful set of Canarian style apartments are located just 10 minutes away from Los Cristianos Beach and offer their very own outdoor swimming pool. All of the apartments at Hg Tenerife Sur come with a private terrace, TV, private bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette.
There are many different self-catering options available in Los Cristianos. The three-star Paloma Beach Apartments are another very popular set of apartments located just 400m away from the beach. These modern apartments come with flat-screen satellite TVs, private bathrooms, living areas, as well as kitchenettes. The apartment complex also features an outdoor heated swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.
The Paradise Park Resort and Spa is a four-star holiday complex with stunning views out onto the bay of Los Cristianos and Mount Teide. All the of the rooms at Paradise Park come with air-conditioning, satellite TVs, minibars and either a private balcony or terrace. Paradise Park also features five swimming pools, a sauna, fitness centre, Turkish bath and much more.
- Luxury hotel located in the south of Tenerife