Tenerife: March Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||51 %|
|Rainfall days||11 days|
|Chance of Rain||7 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||2 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||46 %|
Averages for Tenerife in March
The weather continues to improve in Tenerife, Canary Islands in March, when the spring season is just around the corner. At this time of the year the average temperature is 17°C, with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C being common. The daily sunshine hours and average days of rainfall are the same as February, nine and 11, respectively. The sea temperature is also the same as February and stands at 19°C, which when combined with the increased temperature makes it a great time for enjoying a swim in the sea.
Sunny day at the beach next to César Manrique Maritime Park in Santa Cruz, Tenerife taken by Javier
Things to do
Forestal Park Tenerife is a fantastic place for families to visit during their holiday when the weather is cool and cloudy. Situated in La Esperanza on the road up to El Teide, this park is packed with zip lines linking multiple assault and obstacle courses. There are ten courses divided into two types – one suitable for younger children and one suitable for adults only, so everyone is able to enjoy the park.
Anyone travelling with children must visit Aqualand during their stay in Tenerife. Situated in Playa de Las Americas, this family-friendly water park offers a number of waterslides, ranging from the adrenaline-pumping Tornado to the laid-back lava river. The dolphinarium is the highlight of the park, where visitors can watch daily dolphin shows. Aqualand also runs a swimming with dolphins programme, which gives children the chance to get up close and personal with the creatures.
Pirámides de Güímar is a great place for history and architecture enthusiasts to visit. Situated in the north of Tenerife in Güímar, this museum speculates about the Güímar pyramids – and all the other pyramids around the world – and asks whether they are indeed manmade pyramids or just simple rock formations that happened by chance.
Dolphinarium at Aqualand in Costa Adeje, Tenerife via Flickr
Hit the beach
The beach at Playa de San Juan is a great place for couples and families to enjoy the weather whilst on holiday in Tenerife. This small black sand beach offers a wealth of facilities, including sun beds, shades, showers, beach bar and a large number of parking spaces in the area.
If you’d rather relax on golden sands, visit Playa de las Vistas between Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. This large beach is very popular and provides everything you could need to enjoy a day out in the sunshine, including sun beds, shades, showers, toilets, changing rooms, wheelchair access and amphibian chairs for disabled people to enjoy the sea. You can also try your hand at a number of water sports here, including banana boats, parasailing, jet skis and pedalos.
Playa Troya in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife
Eating and drinking out
Deli on the Hill in a popular place to eat in Puerto de Santiago. With freshly prepared food made to order, this eatery offers a selection of sandwiches, salads, quiches and cakes. Deli on the Hill also delivers food straight to your hotel or apartment for when you don’t feel like leaving your room. If you enjoy good seafood, Restaurante Los Roques in Los Abrigos is a must-visit. Located in a small fishing village, this restaurant specialises in freshly-caught fish and seafood, with a small selection of meat dishes also available.
Churchill’s Bar in Los Cristianos is one of the most popular bars in the resort. Here, you can have a go at karaoke or sit back and just watch everyone else sing on stage. The British servers here are very friendly and serve great pub food and affordable drinks.
For something a bit more lively, O’Neill’s is one of the best nightclubs in Playa de Las Americas. The staff go out of their way to make sure you have a top night. The barmen make sure your glass is never empty for long while the resident DJ plays a selection of classic and modern dance tunes well into the early hours.
Dining al fresco at a seaside restaurant in Tenerife
Where to stay
Marola Portosin in Playa de Las Americas is a centrally-located hotel popular with families and couples. You’ll find a great number of facilities and services on offer here, including 24-hour reception, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, as well as a number of additional eateries, bars and cafes in the area. Also in Playa de Las Americas, H10 Las Palmeras is another great choice of accommodation which features several bars, restaurants, free WiFi access, swimming pool and gym.
In Puerto de Santiago, Barcelo Santiago offers a variety of rooms and suites with something to suit all tastes, pockets and group sizes. This hotel faces the sea, so almost all rooms come with fantastic sea views. Also in Puerto de Santiago, Be Live Playa de La Arena is a four-star hotel which offers a selection of facilities and services for the whole family to enjoy. Here guests can take advantage of the all inclusive, half board or room-only options.
Hotel H10 Big Sur in Los Cristianos offers a wealth of facilities, including swimming pool, Jacuzzi, free WiFi access, mini golf, tennis court, bar and restaurant. This central hotel is also surrounded by a great choice of shops, cafes, bars and eateries.
Jardin Tropical hotel in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife
March events in Tenerife
Tenerife Walking Festival
10th March 2015 to 14th March 2015
Setting off from Puerto de la Cruz on 10th March, this walking festival is open to and attracts registered hikers from all over Europe to Tenerife with its varied landscape and multiple attractions. This festival has something to offer for the most experienced hiker or simply someone looking to see more of the beautiful landscape of Tenerife.
San Jose - Dia del Padre (Father's Day)
19th March 2015
Spanish Father's Day celebrations in El Tanque and La Guancha.
25th March 2015
Festival celebrating the patron Saint of Tegueste, with many events taking place including a parade of livestock which was originally meant to give thanks to this saint for protecting the people's agriculture. There is traditional dance, music and dress.
29th March 2015 to 4th April 2015
In Christianity Holy Week is the last week of Lent and the week before Easter. There are many celebrations held across the island in towns and cities such as Santa Cruz, Playa de las Americas and Puerto de la Cruz.
Muestras Gastronómicas Locales de Tenerife
31st March 2015
Muestras Gastronómicas Locales de Tenerife is a gastromic festival run by "Saborea Tenerife" (Taste Tenerife). The events aim is to create a favourable environment for local producers to show off their regional products and dishes to give tourists a flavour of the local cuisine.