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Weather Averages for Tenerife in July
Averages for Tenerife in July
July marks the beginning of the summer season in Tenerife, Canary Islands, when the weather starts to get very warm and rain is practically unheard of. During this month, the average temperature is 21°C, created by highs of 25°C during the day and lows of 18°C after dark. The chance of rain is miniscule, with the average rainfall only 1mm for the whole month. With an average of 11 sunshine hours each day, July is the sunniest month of the year and also has one of the warmest average sea temperatures, at 22°C.
Things to do
A holiday in Tenerife isn’t complete without a trip to Teide National Park. At 3,718m tall, Teide is the highest peak in Spain and the third tallest volcano in the world. July is a great time to visit this park, which can sometimes be closed in the winter months due to snowy weather. There are several excursions available from companies throughout the island who pick travellers up from their hotel and transport them to the Teide National Park. The drive up to the peak passes through several pine forests and traditional villages which make the journey alone worth it. When you arrive at the park you’ll have the chance to take a cable car to the peak of the volcano, providing it’s not closed due to high winds.
The Lago Martianez swimming pools in Puerto de la Cruz are a great place for the whole family to spend a sunny afternoon in Tenerife. Open every day from 10am until 6pm in winter and from 10am until 7am during summer, this attraction is made up of seven swimming pools, including a large lake and several children’s pools. There is also a low-cost restaurant, kiosk and a number of bars. After dark, Lago Martianez is transformed into one of the hottest nightspots in the north, complete with the town’s casino located under the lake.
Time to celebrate
In July, Puerto de la Cruz comes to life with the Virgen del Carmen fiesta around the 16th. These celebrations include a procession down to the town’s harbour, where a giant statue of the ‘Virgen’ is placed on a small fishing boat next to a figure of St Elmo – the Spanish and Portuguese patron saint of mariners – and taken on a trip around the bay. The Virgen del Carmen fiesta attracts thousands of people from all over the island who take part in the water fights and harbour swimming that make this fiesta one of the best of the year.
Another event which takes place in July is Dia de la Trilla, which gives travellers a great insight into the history of Tenerife. Held annually at San José de los Llanos in El Tanque toward the end of the month, this event sees horses and oxen threshing wheat as people eat local bread and cheese. Loads of people dress up in traditional Canarian clothes and a pig lottery is usually held.
Hit the beach
If you’re looking for a somewhere lively to spend the day by the beach, head to Playa de Los Cristianos. Situated in the holiday resort of Los Cristianos, this beach is sheltered by a small harbour, making the sea ideal for children to swim in. There are loads of facilities available, including sun loungers, shades, changing rooms, showers, toilets and lifeguards. Lining the promenade along the beach, you’ll find a huge selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and ice cream parlours, ideal for wandering around if the sun gets too much for you.
Surfers will be happy to hear that there is a number of beaches ideal for practicing the sport in Tenerife. Playa de Benijo in Santa Cruz is a black sandy beach which can only be accessed by a drive through zigzagging mountain roads. You won’t find many amenities here – with the exception of one small beach kiosk – but the giant waves make it a popular spot for surfers.
Eating (and drinking) out
Restaurant 88 in La Caleta is one of the best places on the island for fresh sushi. Situated on the sea front, this eatery offers fantastic views, alongside an extensive Oriental menu. Visitors can choose to dine inside in the shade or outside on the sunny terrace as they enjoy traditional and authentic dishes.
Another popular restaurant in the south of the island is Casa Tres Tenerife located in Torviscas. This family-run restaurant offers a comprehensive menu with a great choice of starters, mains and desserts. Every Sunday evening a special set menu is available and reservations are strongly recommended.
If you feel like a late-night drink, head to Taboo’s Nightclub in Golf del Sur. The only club in the resort, this club is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and hit the dance floor. There is a great family-atmosphere on a Sunday afternoon when the chill out session is held, with loads of local live bands performing.
Harvey’s Bar in Los Cristianos is a family-friendly bar, with plenty of things to keep the whole family amused. Open from 9am until late, this bar has nightly karaoke sessions and shows all live sporting events on five large screen TVs. Weekly acts are also shown, including the popular Mister Sister drag performance.
Where to stay
When it comes to accommodation, Royal Sunset Beach Club in Adeje is a great place to stay for families and couples during their holiday in Tenerife. Surrounded by bars, restaurants, shops and cafes, this complex features daytime and evening entertainment, fitness centre, games room, snack bars and a sauna. In Playa de Las Americas, Parque Cristobal Tenerife is made up of a number of one- and two-bedroom bungalows close to the beach. There are many amenities, including swimming pools, restaurants, gym and wellness centre.
In the north of the island, Beatriz Atlantis & Spa Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz is a popular choice for couples and families. Facilities are extensive and include 24-hour reception, swimming pools, restaurant bar, kids’ club private parking and spa. Also in the resort, Catalonia Las Vegas is another great hotel, close to the sea and the Martiánez swimming pools. Here guests can enjoy bars, beauty services, car hire, swimming pool and air conditioning.
H10 Tenerife Playa is one of the highest-rated hotels in Puerto de La Cruz. With a selection of standard and double rooms, as well as several junior suites, this complex features free WiFi, two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sports room and several restaurants.