What's the weather like in Antalya in April
The weather in April is beautiful. The average temperature stays somewhere between the low temperature of 61°F (16°C) at night and an average high temperature of 74°F (23°C) during the heat of the day.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature is warm enough for swimming at this point of the season, and it will be for many months to come. During April the sea temperature usually stays around a warm 19°C that's just 1°C cooler compared to May, where the sea temperature is expected to reach 20°C.
There is an average of 0.87" (22 mm) of precipitation during April, on an average of only two days. The probability that some form of precipitation will observed during this month is only 10%, with little variation. Throughout April, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain. On average, the wettest month of the year is usually December, where up to 75mm of rainfall is expected, spread just over four days.
Average Sunshine Hours
There is an amazing average of eight hours of sunshine each day in April. Over the course of this month, the length of day is continuing to gradually increase. From the start to the end of the month, the length of day increases by 46 minutes, implying an average day-to-day increase of 1.5 minutes. On average, the shortest day of the month is April 1st with 12:28 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is April 30th with 13:14 hours of daylight.
Furthermore, the cloud cover at this time of year in Los Cristianos is generally low, at a partly cloudy 43% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
You also won't have to worry too much about any strong wind, as the typical wind speed at this time of year varies between 2 mph to 22 mph, rarely exceeding 30 mph. The highest average wind speed of 13 mph usually occurs around April 5th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 22 mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the east, followed shortly by the northeast.
At this time of year the relative humidity typically fluctuates between a mildly humid 51% and a humid 80%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 38% or exceeding a very humid 91%. On average, the air is driest around April 1st, at which time the relative humidity drops below 51% three days out of four, whilst the air is likely to be most humid around April 12th, where humidity levels could rise above 75% three days out of four.
Due to the weather being so great during April, tourists can spend this time whale or dolphin watching, shopping, or visiting one of the many museums in the area.
There are also several golf courses on this island and many more on nearby islands. Since the weather is mild and dry all year, any time is perfect for either 9 or 18 holes.
The beaches are open and thriving during April, offering jet skiing, windsurfing, banana boat rides, and scuba diving in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island.
Los Cristianos Hotels in April
The four-star Hotelaradise Park boasts stunning views over Los Cristianos Bay and even Mount Teide from its breath taking rooftop terrace. This exclusive hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, that feature either a private balcony or terrace, as well as a satellite TV and minibar. Paradise Park also provides a free shuttle service to the local beaches including Playa las Vistas.
A great place to take the kids is the three-star Aguamar; this affordable and comfortable complex offers self-catering apartments that feature living rooms, kitchenettes, a TV and safe. Other facilities at Aguamar include table tennis, mini-golf, a children's play area and an outdoor swimming pool.
The four-star Hotel Reveron Plaza is a luxurious hotel situated just 100m away from Los Cristianos Beach in the south of Tenerife. The hotel features a rooftop swimming pool, with stunning views over the rest of the resort. Other facilities include a Spa and a restaurant, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Last but not least, the three-star Apartamentos Hg Cristian Sur is situated within 10 minutes' walk from Los Cristianos Beach and the heart of the resort. This Mediterranean style complex offers an outdoor swimming pool, and a breakfast buffet, where guests can also enjoy typical Spanish cuisine for lunch on the outdoor terrace.
Los Cristianos Beach for April
Los Cristianos offers a variety of different beaches within close proximity. The sea around the resort is relatively calm throughout the year and features a large shallow area, which is ideal if you are bringing along the little ones with you on holiday. This lively and vibrant area also offers a large marina, where many fishing boats, including excursions dock at this time of the year. There are even a number of ferries, which will take you to the neighbouring islands of La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera for a small fee.
Playa del Camison is a beautiful golden sand beach, located next to the resort of Playa de Las Americas. This stunning beach boasts parasols, sun loungers and even lifeguards during the busiest periods of the day. There is also a promenade that is along the beach, which is ideal if you want to go for an afternoon stroll or hire out a bike.
Playa de Troya is situated right next to the popular resort of Playa de Las Americas in the south of Tenerife. This beach is ideal for families as it offers a wide range of facilities and amenities including shops, restaurants, supermarkets and cafes. The beach is also ideal for swimming, as the waters are very calm and practically crystal clear. Playa de Troya also features sun loungers and parasols, which are available for hire.
Bars and Restaurants
Oliver's With A Twist is one of the most popular restaurants in the whole of Los Cristianos. This place serves up a variety of British classics such as succulent steak pies and fish and chips. If you have a sweet tooth you will pleased to know they also offer an array of mouth-watering desserts.
However, if you are looking for a more authentic Spanish atmosphere whilst staying in Los Cristianos make sure to try The Willows located in the south of Tenerife. This delightful little eatery serves a variety of different tapas dishes including Spanish tortilla, king prawns, garlic mushrooms, grilled pepper and more.
On the other hand, the Bianco Bistro is a refined Italian eatery that offers a contemporary and relaxed dining atmosphere in the heart of Los Cristianos. This classic yet modern bistro offers Mediterranean and Italian classics such as freshly made pasta and pizzas.
Another option to try is the Olive Garden, which specialises in international cuisine. Whether you want a hearty full English breakfast or a hot Indian curry, this place has it covered.
Things to do in Los Cristianos in April
If you're here with the little ones during the Easter holiday make sure to take them to the Monkey Park, located in Los Cristianos. The Monkey Park is a breeding centre for endangered animals, which has been open to the public since 1991. Apart from looking at these beautiful and intriguing animals you can also learn about their eating habits, life cycle and their original habitats.
A more cost effective option would be to visit Los Cristianos Harbour. There are plenty of things to see and do here, including watching the various fishing boats sail by or stopping off for an afternoon coffee at one of the bars of cafes dotted along the beachfront.
Tenerife is a relatively small island, which means you can reach major tourist attractions within an hour. Teide National Park is definitely worth visiting whilst staying in Los Cristianos. The park features the highest peak in the whole of Spain, rising above 3,718 metres. Mount Teide is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is regarded as the world's third-tallest volcanic structure.
Another place worth a visit are the Pyramids of Guimar, which are a set of six rectangular pyramid-shaped, terraced structures, that are built from lava stone, without the use of mortar. The park also includes the Casa Chacona Museum, which showcases the results of the investigations carried out on the pyramids, when it was discovered by archaeologists.
Dates for the diary
April can be an interesting time to visit Los Cristianos and this is especially true if the date of Easter coincides with tourists' April visits.
During the beginning of April, the Judas Fiesta takes place in Taganana. This highly popular event attracts many tourists and locals from across Tenerife. The highlight of the festival is the effigy of Judas Iscariot, which is burned in a ceremony, which is believed by locals to purge the sins of the village.
A special time in many cultures, Easter and all its preceding holy days are given much respect and attention by the locals. Those who would like to see traditional and authentic Spanish culture in practice should make arrangements to be in Los Cristianos during Holy Week. They will see the accompanying processions which include daytime displays of barefoot participants carrying chains to emulate Christ and solemn nighttime processions lit only by candlelight.