Tenerife: April Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||42 %|
|Rainfall days||10 days|
|Chance of Rain||8 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||7 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||48 %|
Averages for Tenerife in April
The weather in Tenerife, Canary Islands in April is very similar to that in March. During this month, the average temperature is a pleasant 17°C, created by highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. There are 10 sunshine hours each day and the sea temperature is around 20°C – ideal for swimming. Although April is usually thought of as a rainy time, the average rainfall is only 31mm for the whole month.
Sunny day at Playa Troya beach in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife taken by Brian
Things to do
The Masca Valley in Buenavista del Norte is a must-visit during your holiday in Tenerife, whatever the weather. This site is very popular with hikers, nature lovers and families who just want to explore the island. 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.
The Botanical Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz are another popular place to visit. Not just a great day out for nature lovers and gardeners, the Botanical Gardens can be enjoyed by everyone. Here you’ll find a huge collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants and trees 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.
Dove flying over the Masca Valley in Tenerife via Flickr
Hit the beach
Make the most of the fabulous weather by spending an afternoon at one of the best beaches in Tenerife – Playa del Duque. Found in Costa Adeje, this golden sand Blue Flag beach is incredibly popular and features a plethora of amenities, including sun beds, shades, showers, toilets, changing rooms and a massage service. The promenade is also lined with loads of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a snack or some lunch.
Water sport enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to visit the pebble beach in Las Galletas. The rocky sea bed makes this spot ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. The Dive Tenerife centre is located in Las Galletas and offers a number of different diving excursions to the interesting sites in the area. As well as the water sports, this beach also has a number of sun loungers for those who want to soak up some rays.
Sun setting at Playa del Duque in Costa Adeje, Tenerife taken by Peter
Eating and drinking out
In Puerto de la Cruz, Bambi Gourmet is popular among locals and visitors wanting to enjoy fantastic food at an affordable price. This eatery offers an extensive menu with a great choice of international starters and main dishes. There is also a children’s menu available for the little ones to enjoy. 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 bottled, canned and draught beers, as well as typical British pub grub. Many live sporting events are also shown on the large flat-screen TVs.
Sushi fans won’t want to pass up the chance to pay a visit to Miishi Sushi Club in Playa de Las Americas. Boasting beautiful Japanese décor, this restaurant offers a huge selection of Japanese seafood and sushi dishes, as well as several vegetarian options. If you fancy a drink after your meal, head to Harvey’s bar in Los Cristianos. In addition to a large selection of drinks, this popular bar also serves meals and snacks during the day and evening. Large flat screen TVs show all live sporting events and come evening live acts take to the stage to entertain visitors.
Close up of assorted sushi at Miishi Sushi Club in Playa de Las Americas
Where to stay
Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club in Golf del Sur is a great resort for families and couples to enjoy. This seafront hotel provides a wealth of facilities, including 24-hour reception, swimming pools, bar, restaurant, fitness centre and games room. In Playa de Las Americas, Pueblo Torviscas is an ideally-located resort, close to the beach and a huge choice of bars, restaurants and shops. This complex is made up of a number of studio and one-bedroom apartments lining the large swimming pool. Another central hotel, the Iberostar Bouganville Playa is also close to many shops, bars and restaurants. Here you’ll find loads of amenities for guests to enjoy, including swimming pools, kids’ club, fitness room, WiFi access and restaurant.
In the north of the island, Bahia Principe San Felipe in Puerto de la Cruz is a popular choice for both couples and families. This complex offers a large selection of rooms and suites, ensuring there is something to suit all styles, pockets and group sizes. The Hotel Rural Finca Salamanca in Güímar offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Surrounded by farmland, this hotel features landscaped gardens and a swimming pool where you can take it easy and relax.
Sensatori Resort in Costa Adeje, Tenerife
April events in Tenerife
3rd April 2015
In Adeje, the community gets involved in staging a performance of the Passion of Christ which has been broadcast on television internationall for several years. Locals can audition to take part in this great spectacle, definitely not to be missed if you are in the area for Holy Week.
5th April 2015
Easter is an incredibly popular event in Tenerife, there is a lot to see and do. Adeje in the south of the island holds huge processions and parades, with hundreds of locals walking through the streets dressed up and playing musical instruments. In the north of Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz takes a more religious outlook on the event and holds several religious re-enactments.
Dia del Libro
23rd April 2015
Celebrating the International Day of the Book with several days of events focused in Santa Cruz for children and adults.
Ritmos del Mundo
4th April 2015
International day music festival showcasing the best in contemporary world music.
Fiestas de San Marcos
25th April 2015
Celebrated towards the end of the month, Romería de San Marcos in Tegueste is a traditional event and is great fun for the whole family to enjoy. Towns and villages all over the island hold their own romerías, but the one in Tegueste is bigger and livelier than any other. The celebrations begin with a parade through the main street when the locals hand out traditional Canarian food from the floats. The party then moves to the square in front of the church where live bands take to the stage and drinks are served well into the night.
Canary Islands Food Fair
10th April 2015 to 13th April 2015
Held in Los Cristianos, the Canary Islands Food Fair takes place over two days and features a vast array of kiosks overflowing with cheese, wine, bread, honey and more.
Arona Book Fair
10th April 2015 to 12th April 2015
The Arona Book Fair is held in Plaza del Pescador, in the Cultural Centre of Los Cristianos. The Book Fair offers a wide collection of books for sale. There are also other events going on including concerts and dance performances in the evenings.