Los Cristianos: September Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||8 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||48 %|
|Rainfall days||2 days|
|Chance of Rain||7 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||5 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||45 %|
Averages for Los Cristianos in September
September can still be considered a summer month in Los Cristianos thanks to its close proximity to the Tropic of Cancer. Its climate is considered subtropical; therefore, the city enjoys comfortable “t-shirt weather” just about all year.
The average high temperature is 82°F (28°C) whilst the nightly low temperature averages 70°F (21°C). The warm season in Los Cristianos officially lasts from July 9th until October 5th, with average daily high temperatures around 27°C, so you definitely are guaranteed warm to hot weather at this time of year!
Over the course of September, the length of day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of day gradually decreases by 48 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of approximately 1.6 minutes. On average, the shortest day of the month is September 30th, with 11:54 hours of day, and as expected the longest day of the month is September 1st with 12:42 hours of daylight.
September still sees extremely long days compared to most of Europe, with an average of 12 ½ hours of daylight and at least eight hours of sunshine everyday. It is predicted that the Canary Islands are one of the sunniest places on earth as they receive over 3000 hours of sunshine every year!
During September, there is an average of 0.2” (5 mm) of precipitation on 2 days out of the month. The probability of precipitation at this time of year varies throughout the month. Rainfall is most likely to occur towards the end of the month around September 30th at 10%, whilst precipitation is least likely to occur around September 1st at 5%. Throughout this month, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, light rain and moderate rain.
The median cloud cover at this time of year generally ranges from a mostly clear 31% to 38%. The trend during September is for the sky to be becoming cloudier by 7% from the start to the end of the month.
Many people worry about humidity affecting their holiday, however, during September it is usually rather low and bearable. In Los Cristianos the relative humidity typically fluctuates between a mildly humid 53% and 82%, rarely dropping below 37% or exceeding 91%. On average, the air is driest around September 1st, where the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 61% three days out of four.
Furthermore, typical wind speeds during September vary from a light 2 mph to a fresh breeze of 23 mph, rarely exceeding 29 mph. On average, the highest average wind speed of 13 mph occurs around September 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 23 mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the east, followed by the northeast.
- Las Americas Beach near Los Cristianos in the south of Tenerife
Dates for the diary
September is a relatively quiet month in terms of events, not only in Los Cristianos but also the rest of Tenerife.
The Fiesta del Santisimo Cristo is a special religious event that takes place every year in the middle of September. The festivities include a popular Folklore Music Festival held in San Cristobal de La Laguna.
Things to do
Siam Park is a fun, all-day family attraction that offers rides, games, a surf school, a wave pool, and some educational information about the empire of Siam. When it’s a blistering hot day (which can still happen in September) this is a superb way to cool off! Siam Park also features a number of restaurants, bars and ice cream kiosks for the whole family to enjoy.
On the other hand, those who enjoy outdoor exercise at home will find September a great time to hike or bike in the nearby mountains as the weather tends to be a lot more comfortable at this time of year. There are an array of biking and hiking tour operators located throughout the island that can offer a variety of excursions. One of the most popular is Tenerife Bike Training, run by the Delgado brothers who provide tours for all abilities around Teide National Park and along the coastline of Tenerife.
Whale watching and dolphin watching are also common activities during this time of year. Tenerife is in fact one of the top three whale and dolphin watching destinations in the world. The area surrounding the island is teeming with marine life, including bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales and up to 24 other species migrating through the Atlantic Ocean, passing the Canary Islands! There are a variety of tour operators around the island, as well as from the bay of Los Cristianos. If you are in the area make sure to look out for the Lady Shelley boat that embarks from Los Cristianos on whale and dolphin watching excursions.
Also, there are at least 9 golf courses on the island and many more on surrounding islands. Las Americas is the nearest golf course to Los Cristianos. The course features a varied itinerary with 18 holes and scratch par of 72. This stunning course boasts a series of lakes, streams and waterfalls to make your way around. At the end of the day you can also enjoy the onsite clubhouse, bar-cafeteria and pro-shop.
- Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural habitat
Where to eat & drink
There are a number of Spanish and Canarian restaurants located in Los Cristianos and most of Tenerife. Tasca Casa Paco serves up a mouthwatering array of fresh Spanish classic dishes including succulent steaks and locally caught seafood.
Another restaurant to try with a superb reputation is Meson Castellano. This simple Spanish eatery is located on the border of Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas. The menu offers an array of Spanish specialities including chorizo and a selection of local meats including steaks.
The Terrace Bar is situated in Amarilla Golf and offers a wide array of delectable dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. Choose from a variety of meats, fresh seafood, Canarian specialities, Italian pizzas, but don’t worry if you don’t eat meat as they also offer a plentiful list of vegetarian options.
Taylor’s Lounge is one of the most popular sports bars in Los Cristianos. This well-established and recently refurbished bar offers an outdoor terrace as well as a total of 19 flat screen TVs! They show a variety of live sports including football, golf, cricket, boxing, tennis and rugby.
Hit the beach
Los Cristianos’s beaches are still quite active in September, and all the beach-related activities one would expect to find are up and running: jet skiing, banana boat rides, and windsurfing.
In addition, Los Cristianos takes great pride in its scuba diving excursions because the water surrounding the island of Tenerife is extremely clear and provides for some truly amazing underwater experiences.
Playa de las Vistas is one of the most popular beaches in the area. This sandy beach offers sun beds, parasols, a promenade and special walkway which is ideal for disabled access. Along the beachfront you will also find a number of beaches, cafes, bars, shops and more!
- Beach in South of Tenerife
Where to stay
There are plenty of self-catering options in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. Apartamentos Reveron is a comfortable, three-star complex located in a quiet area of the resort, just 800m from the beachfront. This Mediterranean style accommodation also offers an outdoor swimming pool and small gym. All apartments come with fully equipped kitchenettes, en-suite bathrooms and living areas with TVs.
However, if you want something much more luxurious you may want to stay at the four-star Hotel Reveron Plaza, situated just a stones throw away from Los Cristianos Beach. This exclusive hotel is one of the most sought after hotels in the resort, mainly because it features an elegant and sophisticated décor, as well as a rooftop swimming pool, with stunning panoramic views over the rest of Los Cristianos.
Hotel Andrea’s is a more affordable option located down Avenida Valle Menendez in Los Cristianos. The apartment complex offers a bar, restaurant, vending machines, TV lounge, sun terrace and free Wi-Fi Zone. Also, all apartments at Andrea’s come with private en-suite bathrooms, work desks, minibars and your very own safe.
On the other hand, if you want a hotel where everything is catered for you may want to look into the four-star Paradise Park Resort and Spa. This stunning hotel offers five swimming pools, four hot tubs, a buffet restaurant and much more. All rooms come with air-conditioning, a satellite TV, minibar and feature either a private terrace or balcony.
- Hotel in the south of Tenerife