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Weather Averages for Playa de las Americas in January
Averages for Playa de las Americas in January
Playa de Las Americas in the south of Tenerife, Canary Islands is one of the top holiday destinations in Europe for families and couples alike. This coastal resort enjoys a subtropical climate, with pleasantly warm weather all-year-round, although there is a small difference in temperature between the scorching summer months and the milder winter months.
Rain is almost unheard of during summer, which lasts from the end of May until the end of September, when the average number of sunshine hours each day is 12. Rainfall is more likely during winter which usually falls between November and February, when the average amount of rainfall is 66mm each month.
Playa de Las Americas attracts all sorts of visitors in search of all types of holidays. There are plenty of family-friendly hotels, action-packed beaches and children’s activities available to keep the families happy, whilst groups in search of a livelier, fun-filled holiday will be overjoyed with the range of extreme excursions and heady nightlife on offer.
January is the coldest time of the year to visit Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife when the resort experiences an average temperature of 18°C, created by highs of up to 21°C and lows of 14°C. During this time, the average sea temperature is 20°C, which is more than warm enough to take a dip, especially when there is an average of nine hours of sunshine each day. There are around 13 rainy days for the month, so it’s quite likely that you’ll experience a shower during your holiday in January.
Dates for the diary
The Three Kings celebration is one of the biggest and best events to take place in January in Playa de Las Americas. The activities kick off on the evening of January 5th when the three kings arrive in Adeje by helicopter and parade through the streets on camels, handing out sweets and gifts to the children watching.
If you’d like to see a traditional Canarian fiesta during your holiday in Playa de Las Americas, make sure you catch the Romería de San Abad held in the nearby region of Arona. This festival is held on the Sunday nearest to January 17th and involves plenty of Canarian dancing, authentic outfits, local bands and traditional food.
Things to do
Playa de Las Americas in Tenerife is full of things to see and do for the whole family. If you’d like to take in a show during your holiday, make sure you stop by the Piramide de Arona and find out what the current performance is. This venue can accommodate more than 1,800 guests and comes equipped with all the latest audiovisual technology, which makes for an amazing night. With such a wide range of shows – everything from flamenco dancing and magic shows to ballet performances and rock gigs – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
If you’d like the chance to see the amazing marine life found underneath the water’s surface, but don’t want to get wet, why not sign up for a Submarine Safari excursion? This group organises transport from Playa de Las Americas directly to Amarilla Golf where you’ll enter the submarine and begin your journey. The waters surrounding Tenerife are teeming with all sorts of colourful coral formations, exotic fish and other aquatic animals, so don’t forget to take your camera.
Hit the beach
Found in front of Palm Beach Club, Playa de Troya is without a doubt one of the best beaches in Playa de Las Americas. Here you’ll find soft dark sand – which provides plenty of room for children to play – lined by warm, clear waters which are perfect for swimming. There are plenty of facilities to enjoy, including sun loungers, shades, showers, lifeguards and a wealth of water sports, as well as a bustling promenade just a few steps away.
Another great option is Playa de Torviscas, found in the most western part of Playa de Las Americas. This beach features lighter, more golden sand and very calm waters which are ideal for children and unconfident swimmers to enjoy. Visitors can take advantage of the huge number of amenities here, which includes sun bed and shade rental, showers, toilets, beach bars and water sports, as well as a great selection of bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets nearby.
Where to eat & drink
With such a huge choice of international eateries available, you’ll be spoilt for choice during your holiday in Playa de Las Americas. First Love is an award-winning restaurant which boasts a menu full of Italian delicacies. Here you can choose from a number of tempting dishes, such as homemade pasta with prawns, steak with garlic butter and handmade pizza. Make sure you leave room for tiramisu and a shot of limoncello at the end of your meal.
If you find yourself craving a curry during your stay, be sure to head to Krishna 2 Indian Tandoori Restaurant. Here you’ll find an amazing selection of traditional Indian starters, mains, sides and desserts with something for every curry aficionado to enjoy. Whether you prefer a mild korma or a fiery vindaloo, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for here.
When it comes to family-friendly bars in Playa de Las Americas, Scotch Corner Bar is a great choice. There is a fantastic selection of drinks available behind the bar, with everything from imported beers to local wines and children’s cocktails. The staff are incredibly friendly and will do everything they can to ensure you have a great night out.
Sports fans won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a drink at the Sporting Jester. This bar shows a wide range of live sporting events, including football and horse racing. Come nightfall, the bar takes on a cabaret scene with entertainment in the form of singers, dancers, comedians and tribute acts.
Where to stay
Marola Park is one of the most popular places to stay in Playa de Las Americas. Just a short walk away from the Golf Las Americas golf course, this hotel offers accommodation in the form of standard and luxury apartments. There are plenty of services and facilities to enjoy, including swimming pool, lounges, terraces, 24-hour reception and gym.
Pueblo Torviscas is another great choice for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Tenerife. This complex is comprised of studios and one-bedroom apartments which sleep up to three and four people, respectively. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers numerous swimming pools, Jacuzzi, 24-hour reception, bars, restaurants, internet access and daily activity programme.
When it comes to affordable luxury, Hotel Mediterranean Palace ticks all the boxes. Ideally-located in the heart of Playa de Las Americas, this hotel is only a short walk away from the beach, a shopping centre and plenty of nightlife. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous facilities which include swimming pools, bars, restaurants, kids’ club, entertainment and regular parties.
If you’re looking for a budget holiday in Tenerife, be sure to check out the Paraiso Royal Apartments. Only a stone’s throw away from the beach and a variety of bars, restaurants and shops, this complex offers a variety of spacious and comfortable studios and one-bedroom apartments. There are plenty of services and amenities to enjoy, including swimming pools, sun terrace, reception, bar and satellite TV in all rooms.
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Tenerife should take a look at Vina del Mar. One of the best-rated low-cost complexes in the resort, Vina del Mar is made up of spacious and well-equipped rooms which are located in the centre of the resort. There are plenty of features available in the complex, including bar, restaurant and swimming pool, as well as more facilities and serves available close by.