Tenerife: April Weather AveragesDaily averages for April
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||42 %|
|Rainfall days||3 days|
|Chance of Rain||8 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||7 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||45 %|
Daily averages for April
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Averages for Tenerife in April
After a warm March, things get even hotter in Tenerife, Canary Islands in April, when temperatures rise and the chance of rainfall drops. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island is 18°C, created by average highs of 22°C in the middle of the day and average lows of 15°C after dark.
Temperatures and weather can vary hugely between the north and south of Tenerife. In the north, such as in Puerto de la Cruz, the weather is generally cooler and cloudier than the south, such as in Los Gigantes and Playa de Las Americas. With this in mind, if catching the sun is important to you, you’re best of holidaying in the south of Tenerife in April.
In the south in April, the daily average temperatures fluctuate between 19°C and 20°C up until the third week. From then, temperatures increase and fluctuate between 20°C and 21°C until the end of the month. This makes the final week of April the best time to visit if you want to holiday in Tenerife when the island is warmest.
The highest temperature ever registered in Tenerife in April is 36.2°C, which was recorded on April 27th in 2008. The lowest temperature ever recorded on the island during this month is -8.2°C, which was recorded in Izaña on April 13th 1954.
If you want to make the most of your holiday time and visit Tenerife when temperatures are highest, forget about going in April and plan your trip for September or August instead, when the island enjoys its warmest weather.
Tenerife is subject to less rainfall in April than in March, when the chance of precipitation decreases as the month develops. In Tenerife north, the probability of precipitation starts off at 37% and drops down to 34% by the end of the month. In Tenerife south, the likelihood of precipitation begins at 12% on April 1st and falls down to 8% by April 30th.
During this month, Tenerife is subject to an average of 19mm of rainfall divided between three wet days. The most common types of precipitation for Tenerife in April are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain.
The highest monthly rainfall ever registered in Tenerife in April is 400.1mm, which fell during April 1997 at Tenerife North Airport. The 10th of that month was the wettest day ever recorded on the island in April, when 260.3mm of rainfall fell within a single day. Moreover, the maximum number of rainy days ever experienced across any April in Tenerife is 20, which was recorded at Tenerife North Airport in 1948.
Throughout April, Tenerife boasts an average of seven hours of daily sunshine, along with median cloud coverage which very slightly increases as the month develops. In the south, cloud coverage rises from 41% to 44% across the month, whilst in the north of the island, cloud coverage rises from 52% to 53%. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 29% of the time, partly cloudy 23% and mostly cloudy/overcast 20%.
Thanks to the island’s year-round warm climate, the average sea temperature for the waters surrounding Tenerife is a pleasant 20°C in April. Even though the sea temperature in April isn’t as warm as it is in June and July, the sea in April is definitely warm enough to go swimming in.
The relative humidity for Tenerife in April averages at around 67%, ranging between 51% (mildly humid) and 92% (very humid), rarely dropping below 34% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
In the north, the air is driest around April 29th, when the relative humidity drops below 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it’s at its most humid around April 21st, when it rises above 88% (very humid) three days out of four. In the south of the island, the air is driest around April 1st, when the relative humidity drops below 59% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it’s at its most humid around April 12th, when it rises above 75% (humid) three days out of four.
Over the course of an average April in Tenerife, common wind speeds vary between 1 m/s (light air) and 10m/s (fresh breeze), rarely going over 14 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s happens around April 5th in the south and April 30th in the north, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 m/s and 8 m/s, respectively. The lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around April 30th in the south and April 1st in the north, when the average daily maximum is 8 m/s and 9 m/s, respectively. The strongest wind ever recorded in Tenerife in April is 45 m/s, which was registered in Izaña in April 19th 2014.
Playa Jandía in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife taken by Carmen
Where to stay
If you’re visiting Tenerife as part of a golfing holiday, consider staying at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club in Golf del Sur. This resort is part timeshare and part ordinary holiday complex, so you can enjoy superb comfort and facilities here for a great price. Located directly on the sea front within a ten-minute walk of San Blas where you’ll find a wealth of bars, restaurants, shops and cafes, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom standard and elite rooms. Each guestroom features a full kitchen, complete bathroom, air conditioning, balcony or terrace and satellite TV with DVD player. Onsite dining options include one restaurant with takeaway service, pool bar, bar-lounge, room service, supermarket and weekly all-you-can-eat buffet nights for a set price. Other onsite amenities and services include swimming pools, children’s club, massages, golf club hire and parking.
For something more central, try Pueblo Torviscas in Playa de Las Americas. Ideally situated, just a five-minute walk from Playa La Pinta and Playa de Torviscas, both of which are lined by a plethora of bars, restaurants and shops, this hotel is comprised of studios and one-bedroom apartments which surround the large communal swimming pool. Here each guestroom features a living room with sofa bed, kitchenette with hob, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle, living room with TV and bathroom with bath and shower. Onsite amenities and services include several swimming pools, Jacuzzi, lounge with internet zone, bar, two restaurants which offer international menus, poolside bar which serves drinks and snacks, kids’ club and daily entertainment programme.
The Iberostar Bouganville Playa is also located in Playa de Las Americas, but is closer to the lively club scene of Las Veronicas and Starco. Situated just steps away from Playa del Bobo, this hotel provides 471 double rooms, five junior suites and five suites. Each guestroom features satellite TV, air conditioning, bathroom with bath and paid WiFi access. Junior and complete suites are larger and offer a separate lounge. 92 prestige rooms are also available – these are the best located rooms and come with free minibar, WiFi access, newspapers, coffee, snacks and access to an exclusive sunbathing area, bar and restaurant. Within the hotel you’ll find many family-friendly facilities, including three children’s clubs, children’s pool, playground, child care, adult’s pool, exclusive sandy beach, fitness room, beauty salon and paid WiFi access. Onsite dining options include international buffet restaurant, barbecue restaurant, pool bar which serves drinks and snacks, bar room for coffee and drinks, karaoke bar and hall bar which stays open until past midnight. Room only, bed and breakfast, half-board and all-inclusive options are all available.
If you’d rather stay in the north of the island, check out Bahia Principe San Felipe in Puerto de la Cruz. This hotel is close to the Martiánez swimming complex and beach, making it ideal for sun worshippers and water babies. Here you’ll find a choice of 261 standard double rooms and junior suites, many of which come with views of Mount Teide or the sea. Each guestroom offers satellite TV, paid WiFi access and bathroom with bath and hairdryer. Junior suites are larger and come with a separate living room, plus bathroom amenities. Onsite dining options include Teide Restaurant which serves an international buffet, Mediterraneo Restaurant which offers Mediterranean cuisine a la carte, Portofino Restaurant which serves Italian cuisine a la carte, one pool bar which serves drinks and American-style snacks and one other bar which serves soft drinks, alcohol and coffee. Other onsite services and facilities include swimming pool with organised pool games, children’s pool, free one-hour WiFi access and spa with massages, facials, therapies, body treatments, hydrotherapy circuit and beauty salon.
The Hotel Rural Finca Salamanca in Güímar is a rural hotel located in a peaceful part of the north east region of the island, surrounded by vineyards and farming land. Here you can choose between 20 standard double rooms, superior double rooms, junior suites, bungalows and superior bungalows. Each unit is decorated simply in a traditional Canarian style and features only the basics, including bathroom, satellite TV and safe. Superior rooms are larger and junior suites are larger still and also offer a separate lounge plus views of the farm. Bungalows are totally separate and come with their own private parking, whilst superior bungalows offer a private garden and Jacuzzi. Onsite you’ll find a restaurant which specialises in Canarian cuisine and is set inside an original part of the building, complete with stone walls and wooden beams. Other facilities and services include botanical garden, heated swimming pool, relaxation lounge and barbeque facilities.
Golf course at Amarilla Golf next to Golf del Sur in Tenerife taken by Álvaro
Things to do
The south west of the island is the part of Tenerife which enjoys the most sunshine. So if you want to catch some rays, visiting this region means you’re almost guaranteed to get some sun. The Masca Valley in Buenavista del Norte is located just north of this sun spot, making it still a top place to visit to bag some sunshine. The main attraction of this small Canarian village is the walk which starts off at the top of a mountain and ends by the sea. The walk takes 6-8 hours to complete one way and is very challenging, so you’ll need decent trainers or walking boots to complete it. There are many excursions which transport people from Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos to the Masca Valley on an air-conditioned coach. Once there, you can take a look at the tiny museum and enjoy a drink at the cafe before beginning the trek through the valley, led by an experienced guide. When you reach the bottom, you can enjoy a dip in the sea to cool off, before picking up a water taxi and heading back to your resort.
Since April falls within spring in Tenerife, this month is when all the flowers are beginning to bloom making it a great month to visit the Botanical Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz. Here you’ll find a huge collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants and trees, with an emphasis on the Moracea, Araceas and Bromeliacea palms, which stand out due many factors, such as their beauty, rarity, size, age or remote place of origin. The gardens also feature a herb garden which focuses on Canarian flora, as well as a library which houses more than 30,000 files used to develop research programmes on the vegetation and flora of the Canary Islands. The Botanical gardens are open every day from 9am to 5pm and the herb garden and library is open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.
View over Masca in the west of Tenerife taken by Konstantin
Hit the beach
Make the most of the warm April weather by spending a day at Playa del Duque in Costa Adeje. This golden sandy beach has been awarded with Blue Flag status and features sun loungers, shades, showers, toilets, changing rooms and massage services. Along the promenade lining the beach you’ll find loads of bars, cafes and restaurants, although these tend to be a bit pricey so you might want to pop into a supermarket instead or bring your lunch with you. The sea is very calm here most of the time, making it ideal for swimming, but conditions can change very rapidly. When rough waves begin, they usually last no more than 15 minutes, after which the calm conditions will ensue again.
Water sport enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to visit the pebble beach in Las Galletas. The rocky sea bed here is home to all sorts of small fish and crabs, making this spot ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. You can take your own equipment with you and explore the sea just off the beach or visit a diving school such as Dive Tenerife and sign up for an excursion in the area. The Las Galletas Beach is also used as a harbour by many boats, so if you’re scuba diving or snorkelling on your own, make sure you don’t drift too close to the boats. Since the beach is made up entirely of large pebbles, sunbathing on the ground isn’t an option. Thankfully, there is a limited number of sun loungers and shades provided. Although there are no beach bars onsite, you’ll find many local bars, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets in the centre of Las Galletas.
Sun setting at Playa del Duque beach in Costa Adeje, Tenerife taken by Peter
Eating and drinking out
Bambi Gourmet is one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Puerto de La Cruz. This eatery specialises in a fusion of Romanian and Canarian dishes, all of which are made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The menu features 36 starters, soups, salads, fish dishes, pasta, rice courses, meat dishes and children’s dishes. Some of the most popular choices include beef entrecote with potatoes and pepper sauce, pork cheek goulash with polenta and cheese, and rabbit in salmorejo sauce with Canarian potatoes. To complement the food, Bambi Gourmet offers a vast selection of local and Spanish wines.
After your meal at Bambi Gourmet, head to Beehive – one of the few British-run bars in Puerto de la Cruz. Here you’ll find a great selection of local and international bottled, canned and draught beers, as well as typical British pub grub, such as homemade pies and full English breakfasts. Many live sporting events are also shown on the large flat-screen TVs throughout the bar which is decorated with a plethora of football memorabilia.
Sushi fans won’t want to pass up a meal at Miishi Sushi Club in Playa de Las Americas. Boasting beautiful Japanese décor and fantastic sea views, this restaurant offers a huge selection of Japanese seafood and sushi dishes, as well as several vegetarian options. A la carte sushi dishes include niguiri, sashimi and maki, but there are also ten-course set menus, many of which feature sushi specialities. If you’re dining with someone who isn’t a fan of sushi, Miishi Sushi Club also offers a teppanyaki and traditional Asian favourites, such as chicken satay, roast duck and beef with mushrooms and bamboo. The drinks menu is made up of a huge selection of spirits, beers, wines and cocktails.
For something more homely, head to Harvey’s bar in Los Cristianos. This popular British-run bar offers a huge drinks menu, with local and international bottle and draught beers, ciders and wines, plus spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, teas and coffees. A basic pub grub-style food menu is also available, with traditional English breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, pizza and Sunday roasts served up throughout the daytime and early evening. Large flat-screen TVs decorate the bar and are used to show live sporting events and British soaps. But when the sun sets, the TVs are turned off and the live entertainment – usually a karaoke host, tribute act or drag queen – takes to the stage.
Mixed sushi platter from Miishi Sushi Club in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife taken by Kana