Weather Averages for Tenerife in October
Averages for Tenerife in October
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.
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.
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.