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Weather Averages for Tenerife in February
Averages for Tenerife in February
The weather slowly begins to warm up in Tenerife, Canary Islands in February, when the average temperature is around 16°C. At this time of year, highs of 19°C are common during the day, cooling down to 12°C after dark. The average hours of sunshine each day also increases up to nine and the average rainfall drops slightly to 11 days each month. The sea temperature cools down to 19°C which, when combined with the warm weather, is perfect for bathing.
Things to do
The Monkey Park in Arona is a great place for families to spend a day of their holiday, no matter what the weather. Often referred to as the “biggest little zoo in the world”, this animal park is the breeding centre for endangered species of monkeys. In addition to primates, the Monkey Park is also home to many other animals, including big cats, parrots, lemurs and reptiles. Visitors are invited to walk through some of the enclosures to feed and interact with the park’s tamest creatures.
If you want to see a show during your stay, see what’s on at the Pirámide de Arona. This impressive building houses one of the biggest auditoriums in Europe and holds up to 1,874 people. The Carmen Mota show Aire is performed here every evening except Sunday at 9.30pm and 8.30pm on Wednesdays. You can buy tickets for the show only or buy a combined ticket which includes the performance and dinner beforehand at the Mediterranean Palace Hotel.
Time to celebrate
One of the most highly anticipated events of the year takes place in Tenerife in February – carnival. During this time, almost all of the towns across the island hold parties, with the best celebrations being held in Santa Cruz for two weeks around the 10th of the month, when something is going on almost every day. There are carnival queen elections, parades, street parties and plenty of opportunities for everyone to dress up. The Santa Cruz carnival is regarded as the second best in the world, making it a must-see if you’re in Tenerife during February.
Although not as spectacular as carnival, Valentine’s Day is another celebration held in Tenerife in February. On the 14th many restaurants throughout the island offer special set menus and decorate the tables with rose petals and candles to set the mood.
Hit the beach
Playa de La Arena has one of the best natural black sand beaches on the island and has kept a hold of its Blue Flag status for many consecutive years. Here you’ll find all the amenities you need to enjoy a day at the beach, including sun loungers, parasols, showers, toilets and wheelchair access. The south westerly position of the beach means that it enjoys some of the best weather on the island, with clear blue skies and sunshine almost guaranteed, making the sea always warm enough for swimming.
If you want a beach that’s off the beaten track, Playa Bollullo in Puerto de la Cruz might be just what you’re looking for. This bay is one of the island’s hidden gems and can only be reached after a challenging walk through banana plantations and along cliffs. Although there are no facilities such as sun beds or showers, there is a beach bar which sells snacks and drinks.
Eating (and drinking) out
Domu Mia in Puerto de Santiago is a popular low-cost restaurant which serves a variety of Italian dishes. Here you can enjoy fresh salads, pastas, pizzas, calzones and sea food for very affordable prices. The recently-opened 108 Wine & Coffee Bar in the town streets of Los Cristianos has fast become a popular place for locals and tourists to enjoy a glass of wine and tapas in the early evening. As well as an extensive wine list, this bar offers a large selection of tea, coffee and cocktails.
Located just across from the Barcelo Santiago, Route 66 in Puerto de Santiago is a must-visit for those who enjoy live music. Many bands perform here, including Old Dogs New Tricks, Black Hole and Traveller Blues Band. This bar gets packed out quickly, so it’s recommended that you get there early if you want a seat for the show which starts at 9pm. The Irish Times in Los Cristianos is another great place to go for evening entertainment. Located just up from the Playa de los Cristianos beach, this lively bar offers reasonably priced drinks and fantastic performances almost every evening.
Where to stay
When it comes to accommodation, Mar Ola Park in Playa de Las Americas is a great place for families and couples to stay. Here you’ll find loads of amenities, including swimming pool, restaurant, bar, internet access, gym and massage room. Also in Playa de Las Americas, Los Cardones is another popular choice and is comprised of apartments and bungalows. This complex is centrally-located, close to many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
In the north of the island, Hotel Colon Rambla in Santa Cruz de Tenerife offers accommodation for those who want to stay in the capital. Facilities include swimming pool, bar, restaurant, free WiFi access, parking and solarium.
If you want to get close to nature, Hotel Rural La Correa in Arona is a great place to stay. Here you can choose to take it easy at the solarium or by the swimming pool or opt to take advantage of the many walking, hiking and paragliding opportunities in the area. Just a short walk away from plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, the Apartamentos Andorra complex in Playa de Las Americas is a popular choice for visitors who want to be in the middle of it all. Here you’ll find many facilities, including 24-hour reception, bar, pool bar, restaurant, parking, swimming pools and excursion booking.