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Weather Averages for Tenerife in August
Averages for Tenerife in August
August is the hottest month in Tenerife, Canary Islands, when the weather is at its best. At this time of year, the average temperature is 23°C for the whole island, made up of temperatures ranging from 26°C to 19°C. The average sea temperature is a pleasant 23°C, which when combined with ten hours of sunshine each day, makes the perfect conditions for swimming. The average rainfall is only 3mm for the whole month, so chances are you won’t experience any wet weather during your holiday.
Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz is one of the best attractions on the island and is where you’ll find the largest dolphinarium in Europe, as well as the largest collection of parrots in the world. As well as a huge number of animal enclosures, this park also features several animal shows which allow visitors to learn more about the park’s residents. There is also a section of the park dedicated to children, where they can play amongst trees, suspended bridges, slides and even on an orca train.
The Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria attracts thousands of visitors to Candelaria each year. The large church overlooks a rocky beach and is close to nine huge statues of Guanche warriors. Inside the basilica are several mural paintings representing angels and a number of Canarian saints. The focal point is the statue of the Virgin placed in a balcony room above the altar, which can be reached by a side staircase.
Time to celebrate
Thanks to the fantastic summer weather in Tenerife, this season is filled with loads of fiestas and events. The Hearts of Tejina takes place in the small village of Tejina and dates back as far as the 1800s. During this celebration, three sections of the village each construct their own giant hearts made out of fruit and flowers before parading them through the street. Each team backing each heart then hurls well-meaning insults at the other teams’ hearts, in what is one of the strangest events in the Canary Islands.
Romeria de San Roque is another traditional event held in August in Garachico. During this festival, the local villagers celebrate their heritage by dressing up in authentic Canarian clothes and driving oxen- and horse-pulled wooden carts through the street. The atmosphere is very family-friendly and there is plenty of traditional food and drink going around. Live Canarian bands also perform on a small stage in the middle of the town’s plaza.
Hit the beach
If you’re searching for a family-friendly beach, Playa La Pinta might be just what you’re looking for. Situated in Playa de Las Americas, this beach is lined by a great choice of restaurants and shops, where you can go if the weather gets too hot. Playa La Pinta features life guards, showers, toilets, parasols and sun loungers, as well as an inflatable children’s play area a few metres from the shore.
El Médano beach is the place to go for water sports. This Blue Flag beach offers a list of amenities, including sun beds, shades, toilets, changing rooms, showers and wheelchair access. The most westerly side of the beach has the biggest waves and is used by all kinds of surfers. The easterly side of the beach is much calmer and is frequented by people who want to soak up the sun or swim in the sea. Only a short distance away from the town centre, El Médano beach is close to a great choice of shops, bars, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.
Eating (and drinking) out
When it comes to dining in Tenerife, First Love in Playa de Las Americas is a popular choice. Offering a great selection of authentic Italian meals, this eatery is staffed by helpful servers who are happy to explain any dishes you’re unsure of. There is also a superb wine list available, with a number of Italian wines.
Carlos in Costa Adeje has something to bring a smile to everyone’s face. With such an extensive international menu, even the fussiest eater will find something they like. Visitors can choose to sit inside in the shade or outside on the sunny terrace as they enjoy their meal.
Head to The Theatre Cabaret Bar in San Eugenio if you’re looking for some lively evening entertainment. This venue hosts a top selection of acts, shows and performances every single evening. The compare – Roxy Risque – also performs several times each week. If you’d rather be the star of the show, visit the Swan Inn Bar in Los Cristianos where you’ll be able to have a go at karaoke. There is a variety of drinks and basic bar snacks on offer and sporting events are shown on a large screen TV.
Where to stay
Hotel Alta Montana in Vilaflor is a great place to stay for a rural retreat. Surrounded by pine forests, this hotel is the ideal base for hiking, cycling and walking. There are many facilities available for guests to use, including internet, parking, airport shuttle, wheelchair access and laundry service.
Fañabe Costa Sur Hotel in Costa Adeje is another popular choice for accommodation in Tenerife. This four-star family hotel offers many amenities, including 24-hour reception, three swimming pools, restaurant, bars, kids’ club, free WiFi, hairdresser, gym, wellness centre and spa.
Also in Costa Adeje, the Playa Olid Apartments is in a central location, close to many bars, restaurants and shops. Here you will find facilities including pool bar, Jacuzzi, hairdresser, children’s play area, entertainment programmes, restaurant, WiFi, parking, swimming pools and 24-hour reception.
The Aguamarina Golf Apartments complex in Golf del Sur is ideal for those wanting to enjoy a golfing holiday. Here you’ll find a series of fully-equipped apartments located between the Golf del Sur and Amarilla Golf golf courses. All guests have access to several swimming pools, bar, restaurant, WiFi, gym, sauna, babysitting services and hairdressing.
In Puerto de la Cruz, Don Manolito Hotel offers 85 double rooms and seven single rooms, all fitted with bathroom, music, satellite TV, safe and terrace. Amenities are numerous and include swimming pools, pool bar, gardens, gym and restaurant.