Averages for Puerto de la Cruz in July
July is one of the most popular months to visit the resort of Puerto de la Cruz. The tourists tend to be young students and party-goers at this time of the year rather than families. The nightclubs and bars will all tend to be busier in July but if you want a fun time in a relaxed atmosphere then this is a great time to visit Puerto de la Cruz.
The average temperature in July is 19 degrees Celsius with an average high of 22 degrees Celsius and an average low of 15 degrees Celsius. The highest recorded temperature for July in recent years was 41 degrees Celsius and the lowest recorded was 0 degrees Celsius. The temperature will increase later in the month with average temperatures heating up to 21 degrees Celsius by the end of the month. In July pack your swimming costume and party clothes for a great holiday.
The average relative humidity in July is around 69% as the area receives very little rainfall in July.
Puerto de la Cruz receives an average of 2.2 mm of rain in July spread over one or two days. You are highly unlikely to experience rainfall in July making this ideal beach weather. You can leave your wet weather clothes behind in London and enjoy the dry weather.
The town experiences an average of 11 hours of sunshine in July. The warm weather and sunny days are perfect for a long day at the beach or sitting at a cocktail bar.
The average wind speed in July is around 27km/h or 17mph. The highest recorded wind speed in recent years was 80km/h or 49mph. The hot winds often raise the ambient temperature and bring dust from the Sahara desert.
Foggy conditions are experienced on 15 days during the month of July on average. The fog usually clears by mid-morning.
In July the average sea temperature is around 22 degrees Celsius making this an ideal time of year to go swimming or take part in other water related activities such as surfing, parasailing or scuba diving.
Where to stay
Hotel Riu Garoe is part of the international Riu hotel chain. This hotel is located in the hills overlooking the town of Puerto de la Cruz. You will find this to be the perfect family hotel with facalities such as squash, mini golf, tennis courts, a number of pools and table tennis. They have bikes to rent for you to explore the local area. Nightly entertainment is provided including a range of local and international shows. The hotel has an excursion desk that will organise all your holiday activities such as scuba diving or tours of Teide National Park. There are a variety of onsite bars and restaurants for you to choose from.
Puerto Palace Hotel is a four star hotel in a quite area of Puerto de la Cruz, a few blocks away from the beach. The hotel offers swimming pools, bars, restaurants, a children’s play area, kids club, gym, mini-golf and nightly entertainment. There are a number of bars, restaurants and shops within a short walk of the hotel. The majority of the rooms offer ocean views and are large enough for families and groups of friends.
Things to do
Teide Divers is a British run dive centre in Puerto de la Cruz. If you have ever wanted to learn to dive they offer a range of Padi Courses and if you are a certified diver they have a number of interesting sites for you to visit. You will see an abundance of marine life such as turtles, angel fish, sharks, moray eels and sting rays. The water is clear and the dramatic underwater landscapes created by the volcanoes are amazing to see.
BP San Felipe offers day passes to its SPA facilities. This is one of the most luxurious SPA’s in Tenerife and offers a wide variety of packages and facilities. The most popular treatment is a hot stone massage featuring Canary Islands Volcanic rocks and natural hot oils. They have a hydrotherapy circuit which includes a sauna, showers, dynamic pool with bubble beds and a Jacuzzi. You can indulge in a massage, facial or full body treatment. The SPA has a full beauty salon attached if you want to get your hair or nails done.
Hit the Beach
Playa Socorro is a Blue Flag awarded beach to the west of Puerto de la Cruz. There is a bus stop right next to the beach making it convenient for transport. The beach is very long but is difficult to find any shade. There are very few amenities near the beach so you might want to bring your own supplies. The beach is very popular with surfers due to its big waves. If you want to surf on your holiday then this is the perfect spot. A number of surf schools are in the area if you want to learn to surf.
Places to eat & drink
Restaurante la Esencia is a Mediterranean restaurant located a few minutes away from the main promenade. The decor is modern and quirky with candy coloured chairs and bright paintings. The menu is imaginative with dishes such as carrot, ginger and orange soup or roasted shoulder of lamb with crispy rosti. The portions are generous and delicious. There is a short but interesting wine list with well priced wines. You will find them in a modern building at Calle Uruguay 7.
Steakhouse Taurus has recently reopened after a short renovation closure. This is the most popular steakhouse in Puerto de la Cruz according to Tripadvisor and bookings are highly recommended in July. They offer a mostly beef based menu with a few seafood options. A children’s menu is offered and there is plenty of place for kids to play. The restaurant is in the old section of town in an original Canarian house. The large fillet steaks with onion rings and sauce of your choice are the house speciality. A small wine list is available. Calle Puerto Viejo 5.
Las Tejas Verdes is the number one rated bar on Tripadvisor for Puerto de la Cruz. This is a local bar and very few people speak English. You will find authentic local cuisine and drink. The people are friendly. This is a great spot to listen to music and dance the night away with friends away from the crowded beach front nightclubs. Calle Puerto Viejo 28. After a few nights you will feel like a Canarian yourself.