Weather Averages for Tenerife in September
Averages for Tenerife in September
The weather begins to cool down slowly in September in Tenerife, Canary Islands, when the summer season comes to a close. During this month, the average temperature is a pleasant 22°C, made up of highs of 25°C and lows of 18°C. The average rainfall increases slightly to six rainy days, but the number of sunshine hours remains the same at ten. September has the warmest sea temperature of the year, with an average of 24°C.
Things to do
The Anaga Mountains cover a lot of the north east part of Tenerife and comprise of coastline, forests, ravines and remote villages. The area is a protected landscape, making it popular with nature-lovers and hikers. The Roques de Anaga is one of the highlights of the area, where you can see large rock formations in the sea which have been shaped by erosion. The Barranco de Las Huertas is another interesting part of the area where you can see amazing views which stretch on for miles.
Parque Taoro in Puerto de la Cruz is a great place to spend the day, whatever the weather. Here you can spend hours exploring every inch of the gardens, which are full of flower beds, stone steps, ponds, waterfalls, old maps and great views. There are also loads of small lizards throughout the park which will be happy to eat any leftovers if you brought a picnic with you. There are also several cafes in the area, where you can relax and enjoy a coffee as you watch the world go by.
Time to celebrate
Santísimo Cristo is a month-long event held in La Laguna – a Unesco World Heritage Site. During this celebration there is something going on almost every day, with fiesta queen elections, outdoor balls, music festivals, fireworks displays and processions. The programme of events is never announced until the last minute, so keep your eyes peeled for posters. La Laguna is the former capital of Tenerife and is one of the most populated areas on the island, making the Santísimo Cristo celebrations on a larger scale than in many other towns.
Hit the beach
If you’re looking for a family-friendly beach in the south of Tenerife, Playa Fañabe in Costa Adeje is ideal. Close to loads of cafes, restaurants and shops, this golden sandy beach has wheelchair access, sun beds, Balinese beds, shades, beach bar, life guards, showers and toilets. There is loads of stuff nearby to keep the little ones entertained, including crazy golf, playground and inflatables.
For something a bit quieter, visit Playa El Camison in Playa de Las Americas. This small golden sand beach has a handful of facilities, including sun beds, shades, showers and toilets, as well as a small restaurant which serves food and drinks throughout the day. The sea at this small Blue Flag bay is really calm, making it popular with swimmers.
Eating (and drinking) out
Harriet’s Tea Room in Costa Adeje is a great place to go for a warm drink and homemade cake. In addition to a great choice of home-baked desserts, there are also many lunch options, including jacket potatoes, salads and sandwiches, as well as several breakfasts. If you feel like something more filling, head to Harvester in Costa de Silencio. This popular restaurant offers a selection of international dishes, with something to suit everyone. Their steaks come highly recommended, as does the ‘lumpy bumpy cheesecake’.
Harleys American Diner is one of the best places in the south of Tenerife for live music. Located in Playa de Las Americas, this bar restaurant offers an extensive cocktail list, live rock music almost every night and a great choice of Mexican and American dishes. If you get there early enough, you’ll be able to enjoy the amazing American breakfasts.
Bar 39 in Los Cristianos is another great venue for evening entertainment. This bar shows a top selection of live acts, including bands and comedy shows, as well as karaoke sessions. There is a selection of snacks available, as well as a comprehensive choice of affordable drinks.
Restaurants in Tenerife.
Where to stay
Sunwing Resort in Fañabe is the ideal place for families and couples to stay during their holiday in Tenerife. There are many facilities available here, including children’s club, babysitting service, swimming pools, nightly entertainment, spa, gym, bar and restaurant. If you’re looking for budget accommodation, El Sombrero in Los Gigantes is a popular choice. Made up of one- and two-bedroom apartments, this complex features 24-hour reception, car hire, swimming pool and pool bar.
NH Tenerife in the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife is perfect for those who want to stay in the heart of the city. This hotel is ideally located, close to many of the island’s attractions, including the auditorium and a number of museums. Facilities are numerous and include bars, restaurants, gym, solarium, parking, free WiFi and wheelchair access.
Atlantic Holiday Hotel in Callao Salvaje is another popular choice when it comes to accommodation in Tenerife. This hotel offers 70 recently-renovated apartments, with fully equipped kitchens and balconies. There are many amenities available for guests to enjoy, such as swimming pool, pool bar, Jacuzzi, restaurant, evening entertainment, children’s club, WiFi and tennis court.
If you want to enjoy a relaxing rural retreat, take a look at the Hotel Rural San Miguel situated in San Miguel de Abona. Surrounded by gardens, this hotel is made up of two large houses from the 17th century. The rooms have been kept the same shape as they were when the house was first built and are each decorated differently with their own character. There are many common areas where guests can chill out, such as the Jacuzzi and swimming pool.
Tenerife hotel swimming pool.
September events in Tenerife
Genesis: Sebastiao Salgado
1st September 2014 to 13th September 2014
Exhibition in Santa Cruz of remarkable series of photographs taken by Sebastiao Salgado in the last of his photographic projects. Salgado's career spans over 40 years, and this series showcases 240 photographs of natural scenes which aim to present the earth as it may have been before the impact of humans on the globe.
Home Sweet Home. A Survival Strategy'
1st September 2014 to 25th September 2014
Exhibition in Santa Cruz looking at the stages and processes of evolution which allow organisms to survive in their environments. The focus of this exhibition is how the concept of home plays into the ways in which organisms make themselves adaptable to and are familiar with places both natural and urban. Looking specifically at organisms from the Canaries, this exhibition uses a variety of mixed media to explore this fascinating topic.
Fiestas del Santisimo Cristo
1st September 2014 to 30th September 2014
Santísimo Cristo is a month-long event held in La Laguna – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During this celebration there is something going on almost every day, with fiesta queen elections, outdoor balls, music festivals, fireworks displays and processions. The programme of events is never announced until the last minute, so keep your eyes peeled for posters.
Los Panes de San Nicolas
10th September 2014
In El Sauzal, loaves of bread are blessed and distributed amongst the people in honour of Saint Nicholas.
22nd September 2014 to 27th September 2014
International space festival based in Santa Cruz, combining lectures with experts on astrophysics and astronomy, as well as stargazing and astrophotography trips, and a performance by Brian May, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist.
Fiestas de Nuestro Senora de las Mercedes de Rojas Festival
24th September 2014
The small town of El Medano in the South of Tenerife celebrates their patron saint with many events through September, the most significant being a procession of boats along the seafront which expresses the pride of the townspeople in their maritime history.
1st September 2014 to 29th September 2014
Degusta.me actually translates to "taste me" and involves a delicious Spanish tapas and food fair held in Adeje. Expect to find various cured meats, cheeses and honey around the town during this month. The Tapas route is one of the most interesting events and includes 63 participating establishments. Another event to look out for is the IV Feria Gastronómica at the Centro Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje, which is usually held around the 27th.
24th September 2014 to 28th September 2014
A hilarious comedy show which has been touring Spain for 32 years comes to Tenerife this year in September. A genuine crowd-pleaser and favourite with all ages.