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23°C

Local time: 24th Sep 01:00
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Weather Averages for Tenerife in October

image Temperature 69°F

21°C

image Low Temperature 63°F

17°C

image High Temperature 75°F

24°C

image Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
image Rainfall 41mm
Rainfall days 10 days
image Sea Temperature 75°F

24°C

Averages for Tenerife in October


Weather lowdown

The weather continues to cool down in October in Tenerife, Canary Islands. At this time of year, the average temperature is 21°C, with highs of 24°C during the day and lows of 17°C after sunset. The average rainfall increases once again to ten rainy days and the number of sunshine hours decreases to nine. The sea temperature is still warm, with an average of 24°C, making it a fantastic month for spending a day or two by the beach.

Things to do

The Reserva Ambiental de San Blas tour is an ideal activity to enjoy if you get some cloudy weather during your holiday. Held in the land between Golf del Sur and Los Abrigos, this tour is led by an informative guide who will tell you all about the geology, history and culture of Tenerife. The tour includes a visit to a small museum, where you can take a look at authentic artefacts and watch a few short films. Sturdy footwear and some strength is needed for the guided tour, making it unsuitable for very young children and older travellers.

Paintball Tenerife in La Orotava is a must for adrenaline junkies. A great day out for couples and families, you’ll be kitted out in protective gear before being let loose in the forest with a paintball gun and plenty of paintballs. The centre is open from 9am until 8pm and only allows adults and children over 12 years old to take part. There are a handful of additional facilities, including cafe, toilets, changing rooms, parking and gift shop.

Time to celebrate

The Santísimo Cristo de la Salud festival takes place in October in Arona. This event is perfect for holidaymakers who want to catch a glimpse into the history and traditions of Tenerife. During this time, locals dress up in typical Canarian clothes and offer visitors samples of age-old recipes, including goats’ cheese and homemade bread. There are also several music concerts held in the Los Cristianos square, as well as a number of games, dances and food fairs.

The Fiestas Patronales take place in Adeje in October. Last year, the resort held it’s very own version of Oktoberfest which was so popular that it’s expected to become an annual event. There is also a traditional ‘Romería’ at the end of the month, when all the townspeople gather in the square to celebrate their heritage. Men, women and children all dress up in typical Canarian clothes and dance to musicians playing folk music. The Romería is a great chance to sample some Canarian food, including dishes made with gofio and mojo.

Fiestas Patronales Tenerife October

The Fiestas Patronales, Adaeje's very own Oktoberfest.

 

Hit the beach

Playa Ajabo in Callao Salvaje is a great place to spend the day and soak up the sun. This beach is a blend of sand and shingle and offers calm waters ideal for children to swim in. Because it’s so small there are no facilities available apart from a shower, but the large cliffs at either side of the beach offer some shade. You’ll find a selection of bars, restaurants and hotels just a short walk away.

The recently-reopened beach in Los Gigantes is tucked out of the way in front of some hotels and to the side of the marina. This small black sand beach is the only one in the resort, so it can get quite busy during the peak months, making October a much better and quieter time to visit. The current can get very strong at this beach, so make sure you check the flag before going for a dip – green: safe, yellow: caution or red: dangerous. There is a small selection of facilities available here, including sun loungers and parasols.

View of Los Gigantes cliffs. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

View of Los Gigantes beach with cliffs, Tenerife.

 

Eating (and drinking) out

Anocheza in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is known as one of the best restaurants on the island. Situated in the capital, this eatery offers two types of menus. Meals from the a la carte menu are best for solo diners or couples, whereas meals from the sharing menu are intended to be enjoyed by groups, so everyone can try a little bit of each dish.

Monte Christo in Adeje is another great choice when it comes to dining in Tenerife. Although a night out here can be quite pricey, the quality of food and service are second to none. There are tables both outdoors and indoors, so you can enjoy your meal where you wish. If you plan on dining on an evening in October, it’s wise to reserve a table inside.

Linekers Bar in Playa de Las Americas is one of the best and most popular clubs in the whole island. As well as being a buzzing nightclub with some of Tenerife’s top DJs, during the daytime this bar is one of the best places to watch all live sporting events which are shown on a number of large screen TVs on the outdoor terrace.

If you’d prefer something a bit more laid-back, Tipsy Terrace in Los Gigantes might be just your thing. This family-friendly bar offers nightly entertainment in the form of quizzes, karaoke and music acts. There is also a great selection of meals served throughout the day and evening. What really makes this bar stand out is the selection of facilities, which include tennis courts, bowling green and Tai Chi classes.

Where to stay

Sunningdale Village is one of the most popular resorts in Golf del Sur. Ideally located for a golfing holiday, this resort features a selection of amenities, including bar, car park, playground, swimming pools, mini market, internet, mini golf, restaurant and snack bar.

Green Garden Resort & Suites in Playa de Las Americas is another resort commonly frequented by golfers, close to the Las Americas Golf Course. Here you’ll find a selection of one- and two-bedroom apartments and suites, as well as a bar, restaurant, spa and gym.

In Callao Salvaje, Callaomar is a great place for families and couples to stay during their holiday in Tenerife. Made up of 15 one-bedroom apartments, this complex features a swimming pool, solarium and parking, with a number of supermarkets, bars and restaurants in the area.

In the north of the island, Hotel Taburiente in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is ideal for those who want to stay in the centre of the capital. Surrounded by many museums, cafes, bars, restaurants and shops, this hotel offers a bar, swimming pool, gym, internet, restaurant and wheelchair access.

In Puerto de la Cruz, Hotel Las Aguilas comes highly recommended. Located on top of a mountain with fantastic views, this hotel is just a short taxi ride away from the centre of the resort, where you’ll find many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Facilities and services are extensive and include swimming pool, pool bar, restaurant, entertainment, WiFi and beauty centre.

Beach near Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Views over Puerto de la Cruz, Hotel Las Aguilas Tenerife.

October events in Tenerife

Music

Symphony Season

1st October 2014

A central figure in the cultural scene in Tenerife for over 75 years. The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra gives concerts from October 2014 all the way through to the end of June 2015 in Santa Cruz, welcoming soloists and musicians from all over the world.

Website:

http://ost.es/files/Avance_Temporada_2013_14_OST.pdf

Keroxen

24th October 2014

Alternative music festival taking place in El Tanque since 2009, featuring music, dance and other performative arts in what Keroxen calls 'a meeting place where different disciplines converge to stimulate the relationship between people and art.'

Website:

http://www.keroxen.com/

Sports Event

Teide Xtreme 2014

4th October 2014 to 5th October 2014

Endurance triathlon with the tag line 'beat the demon,' beginning at Playa las Vistas and comprises a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle, and a 21km run over a two-day period. This one is not for the faint hearted, but the views along the way are breathtaking nonetheless.

Website:

http://www.teidextreme.com/index.php/en/

Regata SAR Infanta Cristina

11th October 2014 to 12th October 2014

Annual two-day sailing regata departing from Santa Cruz each October.

Website:

https://es-es.facebook.com/RegataInfantaCristina

Tenerife Blue Trail

18th October 2014

Mountain trail race in Teide National Park, with four different levels of difficulty depending on the ability of participants, ranging from 10km up to over 93km.

Website:

http://www.tenerifebluetrail.com/

Astronomy

Draconids Meteor Shower

7th October 2014

Tenerife, alongside the rest of the Canary Islands, is perfectly placed for optimum stargazing in its position at the edge of the Northern Hemisphere, and has remarkably clear skies for seeing the Draconids Meteor Shower this October.

Website:

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

Orionids Meteor Shower

21st October 2014

Tenerife, alongside the rest of the Canary Islands, is perfectly placed for optimum stargazing in its position at the edge of the Northern Hemisphere, and has remarkably clear skies for seeing the Orionids Meteor Shower this October.

Website:

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

Festival

Santisimo Cristo de la Salud

8th October 2014

The Santísimo Cristo de la Salud festival takes place in October in Arona. This event is perfect for holidaymakers who want to catch a glimpse into the history and traditions of Tenerife. During this time, locals dress up in typical Canarian clothes and offer visitors samples of age-old recipes, including goats’ cheese and homemade bread. There are also several music concerts held in the Los Cristianos square, as well as a number of games, dances and food fairs.

Website:

http://www.todotenerife.es/es/article/show/5023/calendario-festivo-2011

Oktoberfest Tenerife

12th October 2014

Last year, the resort held it’s very own version of Oktoberfest in Adeje which was so popular that it’s expected to become an annual event. 

Website:

http://www.teatenerife.es/expo/eberhard-bosslet-chisme-heavy-duty

Pilgrimage of Adeje

26th October 2014

This celebratory pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady the Virgin of the Incarnation, takes place in Adeje over the last Sunday in October. Featuring a vibrant expression of traditional dress, music and dancing, this event includes the offering of food by locals and business people to those more needy in the community.

Website:

http://www.adeje.es/cultura/fiestas-y-tradiciones/98-romeria-de-adeje

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