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Weather Averages for Playa de las Americas in May
Averages for Playa de las Americas in May
May is a very pleasant time to visit Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife in the Canary Islands, when the resort enjoys warm and sunny weather. During this month there is an average temperature of 20°C, created by highs of up to 23°C at the hottest part of the day and lows of 16°C after dark. The average sea temperature is 20°C which – when combined with around 11 hours of sunshine each day – makes May a great month to spend some time at the beach. The rainfall is slightly lower than last month, with 11mm scattered across eight rainy days.
Dates for the diary
Not much is going on in the way of festivals and events in Playa de Las Americas in May, when the resort is preparing for the summer season. If you travel to Los Realejos on May 3rd, you’ll have the chance to experience the ‘fiestas de la cruz’ which incorporate one of the biggest firework displays in Europe which goes on for several hours.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island’s capital, was founded in May. If you visit the city at any time during this month you’ll see exhibitions, dance performances, music concerts, sports activities and artisan markets in honour of traditional Tenerife. All activities are free to enjoy and are great fun for the whole family.
Things to do
If you’d like to try your hand at riding the waves or simply wish to improve your skills, make sure you head to Tenerife Surfing Camp in Playa de Las Americas. Highly regarded as one of the best in Europe, this surfing camp provides accommodation and plenty of facilities so you can stay close to the sea and make the most of the waves during your holiday. There are various packages available, ranging from weekend trials to week-long camps.
Just a five minute drive away from Playa de Las Americas you’ll find the Monkey Park on the outskirts of Los Cristianos. A must-visit for families with children, this animal zoo allows you to get up close and personal with a number of the park’s residents, including lemurs, spider monkeys and tropical birds. There are plenty more animals to see at this park, many of which are there as part of an important conservation programme.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the pleasant weather by spending a day at Playa La Pinta. Here you’ll find soft golden sand and gentle, clear waters which are perfect for swimming and paddling. There are plenty of facilities available for visitors to enjoy, including sun beds, shades, showers, toilets and a children’s inflatable play area just a short distance away from the shore. There is a fantastic range of bars, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets available on the nearby promenade, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to lunch.
Playa del Bobo is another great choice when it comes to beaches in Playa de Las Americas. This small bay features dark volcanic sand which is lined by calm waters, protected by wave breakers. There is a handful of services and amenities available at this beach, such as sun lounger and parasol hire, showers and a beachside kiosk, with a selection of restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets just a short walk away.
Where to eat & drink
Sushi lovers won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a meal at Miishi Sushi Club. Found next to the marina at Puerto Colon, this restaurant offers a wide range of Asian-inspired dishes, with something for everyone to enjoy. In addition to all the traditional sushi options – niguiri, sashimi, and maki – Miishi Sushi Club also offers a variety of cooked seafood and meat dishes, as well as teppanyaki.
If you’d like to try some local Canarian food, why not stop by El Cedro? Located within a holiday complex in Playa de Las Americas, this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of the house specialities include the paella, garlic prawns and mixed fish grill. If you’re dining with little ones, you’ll be pleased to hear that the restaurant also offers a comprehensive children’s menu.
British-run Mack’s Bar is the place to go if you’re looking for some home away from home hospitality. Open from morning until very late, this bar offers a comprehensive drink list including beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. The prices are very affordable and if you’re feeling peckish there is also a snack menu available to browse.
When it comes to evening entertainment, it doesn’t get much better than Sax Bar. A must-visit if you’re into rock music, this bar hosts a live music performance every evening with some of the biggest and best rock bands in Tenerife. The atmosphere really gets going around 11pm, so if you’re looking for a great night, try and get there quite late.
Where to stay
If you’re looking for a beachside hotel during your holiday in Playa de Las Americas, consider staying at H10 Las Palmeras. Just a short walk away from a number of bays, this complex provides accommodation in the form of double rooms, family rooms and junior suites, ensuring something for everyone. Guests are invited to take advantage of the numerous facilities which include gym, shop, WiFi access, tennis courts, swimming pools, bars and restaurants.
When it comes to centrally-located accommodation, it doesn’t get much better than Los Cardones. Just a stone’s throw away from a range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, this complex provides guests with a selection of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers swimming pool, cycle hire, car hire, fitness facilities, internet access and supermarket.
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Playa de Las Americas should take a look at Altamira. This three-star complex offers a range of studios and one-bedroom apartments, all of which are spacious and well-equipped. There are loads of facilities for guests to enjoy, such as swimming pools, solarium, WiFi access, car park and reception.
Hotel Tropical Playa is perfect for holidaymakers who want to stay in a quiet part of Playa de Las Americas. Just a short walk away from the beach and Golf Las Americas, this hotel offers a wealth of amenities and services, including swimming pools, restaurants, tennis courts, gym and WiFi access. Accommodation is provided in the form of comfortable studios and apartments.
One of the most popular complexes in Playa de Las Americas, Marola Park is ideal for families and couples alike. Just a stone’s throw away from Golf Las Americas, this hotel features a great selection of standard and luxury apartments, as well as a top choice when it comes to amenities and services. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the swimming pool, terraces, lounges, gym and 24-hour reception.