Weather Averages for Playa de las Americas in April
Averages for Playa de las Americas in April
The weather continues to improve in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife (Canary Islands) in April, when clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine are almost guaranteed every day. At this time of the year, the resort experiences an average temperature of 19.5°C at the start of the month, rising up to 20°C during the final few days. Daily highs stay constant at 23°C as the month develops, whilst daily lows increase from 16°C to 17°C. Even though it only happens on rare instances, temperatures can sometimes exceed 25°C or fall below 15°C in Playa de Las Americas during this month.
In April, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded at the Reina Sofía south airport (the closest weather station to Playa de Las Americas) is 36.2°C, which was registered on April 27th in 2008. On the other hand, the lowest temperature ever recorded at this station during April is 12.2°C, which was registered on April 5th in 2007.
During April, Playa de Las Americas is subject to an average of 22mm (one inch) of rainfall, which is divided between two rainy days. With such an insignificant amount of rainfall occurring on so few days throughout the month, there is a good chance you won’t see a drop of the wet stuff at all during your holiday.
The likelihood of precipitation falling on any given day during April falls as the month progresses, starting off at 12% on April 1st before dropping down10% by April 11th, 9% by April 21st and8% by April 30th.
If you are unlucky enough to experience some rainfall during your holiday in Playa de Las Americas in April, it will most probably be drizzle, moderate rain or light rain. Whilst heavy rain and thunderstorms are also a possibility in the resort during this month, you’ll be pleased to hear that snowfall is exceptionally unlikely here at any time of year, including April.
The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced in the resort in April is 35.6 l/m2, which happened in April 1997. At the other end of the scale, the lowest monthly rainfall ever experienced in Playa de Las Americas during this month is 0 l/m2, which most recently happened in April 2013.
The highest number of days ever subject to rainfall in Playa de Las Americas in April is seven, which occurred in 2011. The maximum amount of rainfall ever experienced within a 24-hour period in the resort during this month is 20.4 l/m2, which fell on April 21st 1982.
Across April, Playa de Las Americas enjoys an average of 11 hours of sunshine every day – that’s one hour more each day than in March. With so many hours of sunshine available every day, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to soak up some rays by the pool or at the beach.
If you do fancy hitting the beach during you holiday, you’ll be pleased to hear that the average sea temperature for the resort in April is 20°C – that’s slightly warmer than the previous month. Although everyone feels water temperature differently, almost all locals and visitors will agree that this is the perfect temperature for swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling.
During an average April in Playa de Las Americas, typical wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 10 m/s (fresh breeze) almost never going above 14 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) occurs around April 5th, when the average daily maximum is 10 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around April 30th, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s (fresh breeze).
In April, the length of the day in Playa de Las Americas is steadily increasing, with a difference of 45 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. The shortest day in April is April 1st with 12 hours and 28 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is April 30th, with 13 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.
Although they normally occur more frequently in the summer months than they do during spring, calimas and siroccos can affect Playa de Las Americas at any time of the year – even in April. These unpleasant weather conditions are created when severe sand storms blow over from the west coast of Africa to Tenerife. Whilst they can be predicted well in advance, the duration of calimas and siroccos is fairly unpredictable – they can last anywhere from a few hours up to ten whole days.
Even though they don’t post any real danger, siroccos and calimas are known for their incredibly high temperatures, very low visibility and general discomfort which residents and visitors alike have to endure. In addition to the three previously mentioned aspects, siroccos are also known for their very blustery winds.
Dates for the diary
April is a very religious time for Playa de Las Americas, with loads of activities available to enjoy. The resort hosts a number of things to see and do during Easter, including incredibly realistic bible re-enactments and fantastic processions will cover scenes from the bible. In 2015, the main Easter dates are April 3rd and 5th, when most of the special masses and events will be held.
If you’d like to catch a glimpse of traditional Tenerife before mass-tourism took over, head to the town of Icod de los Vinos where you can experience the fiesta in honour of San Marcos. Held on different dates each year, these celebrations include traditional food fairs, folk music and plenty of locally-produced food and drink for everyone to enjoy.
Playa del Duque close to Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife
Things to do
When it comes to evening entertainment, the Magma Art & Congress Centre is the place to go. Here you can see one of the best shows Tenerife has to offer – the History of Music. This lively show is performed every Tuesday and Thursday and takes you on a journey through the history of music, with everything from Bach and the Beatles to AC/DC and Adele.
For something a bit more hands-on, how about racing friends and family in a go kart? Karting Club Tenerife has suitable karts and safety equipment for children and adults alike, so no one needs to miss out. There is also a bar and café onsite where you can enjoy a bite to eat or refreshing drink after racing around the track.
Hit the beach
If you’re looking for a quiet place to spend the day, consider soaking up the sunshine at Playa del Camisón. Here you’ll find fine golden sands alongside gentle waters which are just begging to be bathed in. There is a handful of services and amenities available for visitors to enjoy, including sun bed and shade hire, showers and a beachside restaurant, with a bustling promenade just a short walk away.
For something a bit livelier, consider visiting Playa de Torviscas in the western section of Playa de Las Americas. Only a stone’s throw away from a number of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and shops, this beach features soft sand and calm waters which are ideal for swimming. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers sun loungers, parasols, toilets, showers, beach bars and water sports.
Aqualand in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to laid back beachside restaurants, Lo Squalo Surf Bar is one of the best. Here you’ll find a menu full of tempting dishes, including pastas, pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, all of which are affordable. You can choose to sit in the air-conditioned interior or soak up the sea views on the outside terrace.
Another great choice when it comes to casual dining, Chillin’ Out offers a huge menu, with something for even the fussiest eater to enjoy. Here you’ll find all sorts of dishes, including mixed paella, king prawn kebabs and chicken satay. If you’re not sure what to order, opt for the tapas menu to share – you’ll get a little bit of everything.
If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, make sure you head to Bar Thirteen. This venue boasts a menu packed with every single cocktail you can imagine, including all the classics and some more unusual drinks, such as Snickers- and Mars-inspired cocktails. Not just for cocktail aficionados, this bar also offers a variety of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
When it comes to evening entertainment, Brewers Droop is a great choice. Here you’ll find nightly performances in the form of singers, dancers, comedians, tribute acts and variety shows, ensuring something for everyone to enjoy. This bar also regularly offers special deals on drinks, so keep an eye out for two-for-one offers.
Where to stay
When it comes to central accommodation in Playa de Las Americas, it doesn’t get much better than H10 Conquistador. This seafront hotel offers a selection of double rooms, superior rooms and suites, ensuring something for every budget, group size and taste. There are plenty of facilities available for guests to enjoy, such as WiFi access, swimming pools, tennis court, bars and restaurants, as well as a comprehensive all inclusive package.
Coral Suites & Spa is perfect for couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Tenerife. Renovated in 2009, this complex is reserved for adults only and provides accommodation in the form of three different types of suites, each of which is spacious and well-equipped. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, WiFi access and minimarket.
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay in Playa de Las Americas should check out Hotel La Siesta. Here guests can choose from a number of different modern rooms including standard, superior and Jacuzzi suites. There are loads of facilities available within the complex, such as spa, gym, children’s water park, swimming pool, restaurant, entertainment programme, hairdressing salon and internet access.
If you’re looking for budget accommodation in the south of Tenerife, consider staying at the Aparthotel Udalla Park. Found in the centre of Playa de Las Americas, just a stone’s throw away from the beach, this complex features 24-hour reception, WiFi access, bar, restaurant and swimming pool. Guests can choose from a number of different studios which can each sleep up to three adults.
Young holidaymakers who want to be in the centre of the action should consider staying at Yomely Towers. Only minutes away from a plethora of bars and nightclubs, this complex offers spacious and clean rooms, each of which comes with a kitchen and single or double bed. There is a handful of facilities available onsite, including 24-hour reception, cleaning service, swimming pool and WiFi access, with plenty of services available nearby.
Black sandy beach in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife - taken by George