Tenerife south : October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||51 %|
|Rainfall days||4 days|
|Chance of Rain||13 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||3 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||34 %|
Averages for Tenerife south in October
The month of October sees the average temperatures dropping only slightly to an average of 24°C between the low of 20°C and the average high of 27°C. Though the average temperatures here vary little during the year, they will steadily drop to the winter lows of 15°C and 23°C in January and December. Any time of year is ideal holiday weather with its moderate temperatures all year round.
Rainfall will steadily increase as the year rolls round to a close in December with an average rainfall high of 35mm that will fall over 5 to 7 days. October sees and average rainfall of 13mm that will over 4 to 5 days. This is up from the summer months that see no rainfall at all with an average of nil. Chance of seeing rainfall is still a low 16% even in the midst of winter.
The average humidity hovers around 69%, slightly less the highs of 70% seen in July and September. This varies little throughout the year.
Average ocean temperature remains at the high of 23°C and will start to drop the few degrees to a winter low of 19°C and 20°C at the end of the year. The sea temperature varies only slightly during the year. What has started to change in October is the average sunshine hours that have dropped to around 10 hours a day from the 12 hours in summer. As day time temperatures remain high the hours of sunshine has dropped towards the winter lows of 7 to 8 hours.
Things to do
An alternative way to see the area is on a Quad Bike Safari and is an affordable adventure for teenagers and parents alike. Go as fast or as slow as you like and as far as you want on the trails.
You can see the twin peaks of La Palma from the west coast of Tenerife and go there on day trip. The area is less developed than Tenerife and more natural. On this day trip you will visit the historic town of Santa Cruz De La Palma with its wonderful colonial mansions located on the narrow streets. Walk then trails and explore the National Park of Taburiente and Las Manchas with spectacular scenery and a lush green sub-tropical landscape. All meals, transfers and the flight are inclusive of the total price.
Twin peaks of La Palma floating on a sea of clouds above Santiago Del Teide valley, Photo courtesy of Jack Montgomery.
For the wine lover go for the Tapas and wine walking tour that takes you away from the tourist areas as you walk around one of the highest Spanish villages at Vilaflor then on a circular route taking you 10 kilometres through the pine forests around ravine edges and farm land. Pass Ifonche and see the paragliders soar to the beach below. When you have finished your trek enjoy a glass of wine and a variety of tapas treats, the perfect way to end the day.
Hit the beach
Playa Diego Hernandez is only accessible by walking and is between La Caleta and El Puertito. The walk will take you about 45 minutes through a beautiful nature reserve to find this secluded and quiet beach. The amount of sand here depends on the tide as the back of the sand is stones and pebbles. La Caleta is the last place to stock up on some cold drinks and snacks.
Playa Diego Hernandez. Photo courtesy of Manuel Marrero.
If you want a small beach away from the popular tourist traps try Playa el Puertito. This is a smaller volcanic sandy beach down a narrow path that is popular with the locals but not the tourists. You can fish and swim and dive here and get a drink or snack from the small local run kiosk.
Where to eat and drink
Penny Farthing at Los Cristianos offers you great British fare from hosts Lou and Dave. Be tempted by the karaoke and other live entertainment with an impressive cocktail list. There is wheelchair access and disabled facilities.
Live entertainment at the Penny Farthing Los Cristianos.
In Puerto de Santiago is El Timon that offers you Austrian food in a family friendly atmosphere. Dine indoors or outdoors on the upper level. The skewered meat is recommended as is the Apple Strudel.
For great Lebanese food try Habibi at Los Cristianos. Choose from falafels, chicken and lamb dishes, rice dishes and great wine and drinks.
At Playa de las Americas try the BarCafe Ancora or the Friends Lounge and Bar Restaurant. The Ancora offers you some great British, Spanish and Russian food where you can choose from chicken and meat and fresh fish and seafood dishes. This café can be difficult to find but it is at the rear of the Sax Rock Bar. At Friends you can choose from a selection of soups, breads, hot and cold starters, fish, meat, pizza and pasta as well as children’s meals.
Bar Cafe Ancora, Playa de las Americas.
Where to stay
The Club El Beril is located on the Costa Adeje where you can choose from a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and ceiling fans. It is close to several beaches and many cafes and restaurants. It is ideally located for exploring the area and is close to Playa el Duque and Playa de las Americas. Relax next to one of the 2 pools or in the landscaped garden. This is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday as it is not in the busiest part of Tenerife South.
Castle Harbour is located above Los Cristianos and is close to the airport in Tenerife South. The swimming pool has a separate section for children and the area has many sun beds to laze on after a day exploring the island. You can hire a car and book excursions from here and reception is open 24 hours a day. Grab a drink and a snack from the El Paso poolside bar and have dinner in the restaurant and choose from a variety of International cuisines. In the complex is a tennis court, laundry and pool tables and there is often live entertainment on the terrace.
Castle Harbour, Los Cristianos, Tenerife.