What's the weather like in Los Cristianos in July
Summer is under full swing in July so you can definitely expect high temperatures at this time of year in Los Cristianos. The month of July is characterised by gradually rising daily temperatures with daily highs around 82°F (28°C) and average lows around 68°F (20°C).
The warm season in Los Cristianos and the rest of Tenerife officially lasts from July 9th until October 5th, with daily average high temperatures above 26°C. At this time of year heat waves may occur, al though they are usually more common in August. If this is the case always make sure to keep topped up with water and keep on applying sun cream throughout the day. But if the temperatures are particularly high and unbearable, make sure to stay inside or at least in the shade.
Over the course of a typical July the length of day stays essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is July 31st with 13:28 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is July 1st with 13:53 hours of daylight.
Average Sunshine Hours
The month of July also experiences a total of 10 hours of sunshine hours per day! It is estimated that the whole of the Canary Islands experience over 3000 hours of sunshine per year, making the islands one of the sunniest places on the earth.
You also won't have to worry too much about any cloud cover affecting those bright sunrays. On average, in July the median cloud cover ranges from a mostly clear 23% to 30%. The trend is for the sky to be clearing at this time of year, with the median cloud cover decreasing by 7% from the start to the end of the month.
July is the driest month of the year in Los Cristianos with only 1mm of rainfall expected! The average possibility that some form of precipitation will be observed is only 2%, with little variation. Throughout the year Los Cristianos is a relatively dry area. The driest months tend to be from June to August, where only 8mm of rainfall is predicted across the three months.
At this time of year the relative humidity typically fluctuates between a mildly humid 52% and 82%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 35% or reaching as high as 91%. On average, the air is driest around July 21st, when the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 60% three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is likely to be most humid around July 9th, rising above 77% three days out of four.
Furthermore, wind speeds are generally low at this time of year, so will definitely not affect you if you're planning on visiting Tenerife for a golf holiday or don't want it to stop you from going sunbathing on the local beaches. During July the typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 24 mph, which is considered as a light to strong breeze. The highest average wind speed of 14 mph, usually occurs around July 16th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed of 24 mph. At this time of year the wind is most likely to come from the east, followed by the north east.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature during July stays around a positively warm 22°C, which is warm enough to take part in water sports such as scuba diving or swimming. The sea temperature is also very warm during August at 23°C, if you're planning on visiting Los Cristianos at this time of year instead.
Scuba diving is an especially popular activity in Los Cristianos since the water is so clear and visibility is at a maximum compared to other diving locations all year long.
Los Cristianos is also quieter than some of the other Canary Islands in terms of partying; therefore, it is a good location for those who would like to avoid those crowds.
Similarly, it might also be a good place to stay for those who would like to take part in the active night life of the other islands but then return back to their own private paradise to recover the next day.
Los Cristianos Hotels in July
There are plenty of different hotels and self-catering apartments to choose from in Los Cristianos, but the hardest thing to do is choosing the one that suits you and your family best.
The Paloma Beach Apartments are one of the most highly recommended self-catering apartments in the resort. The three-star complex is located just 400m from the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean, but also offers a heated outdoor swimming pool. All apartments are modern and tastefully decorated, and come with a private balcony, flat-screen satellite TV, en-suite bathroom, living room, dining area and fully-equipped kitchenette. Free Wi-Fi is also available around the outdoor swimming pool, as well as in every apartment, free of charge.
Aguamar is a three-star hotel situated close to Los Cristianos Beach in the south of Tenerife. This modern, Mediterranean themed hotel offers comfortable rooms and apartments, which feature private balconies and living areas. The hotel itself offers an outdoor swimming pool, as well as table tennis, mini-golf and a children's play area.
Another option to look into is the three-star Apartamentos Oasis Mango which offers an onsite restaurant and outdoor swimming pool. All apartments at this traditional Canarian style complex come with a bathroom, living room and fully equipped kitchen.
Most hotels and apartments in Los Cristianos cater towards young families, however, if you want a guaranteed peaceful holiday you may be interested in staying at the four-star Boutique Hotel H10 Big Sur, which is an adults only hotel located right on the beachfront. This stunning, exclusive hotel is like paradise on earth! It offers tropical gardens, a tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, poolside bar, buffet restaurant and much more!
Los Cristianos Beach for July
Playa de Las Americas is without a doubt one of the most popular beaches in the south of Tenerife. This golden sand beach boasts crystal clear, calm waters, as well as kiosks selling refreshments and ice creams! There are also a wide variety of water sports available at this beach including surfing, snorkelling and sailing. But if you would rather stay on the sand, Playa de Las Americas also offers a volleyball court.
If you're planning on staying in Los Cristianos, of course the beach is only a stones throw away. This clean, golden sand beach can be found at the eastern end of Los Cristianos and is sheltered by a small harbor, making it perfect for young families as there are hardly any waves at this time of year.
Bars and Restaurants
If you ask the locals for their advice on where to go to for delicious authentic Canarian or Spanish food, it is highly likely they will recommend Meson Castellano. This simple yet delightful traditional Spanish restaurant boasts a fantastic reputation and can be found on the border of Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas. The menu offers an array of Spanish specialities including chorizo and succulent steaks.
On the other hand, if you're missing food from back home you may want to try the highly regarded New Yorker Restaurant, located in Los Cristianos. This popular restaurant has not been open for long, but has already established a superb reputation. This eatery serves international style dishes as well as an array of mouth-watering deserts.
If you're here on a girls or lads holiday you may want to go clubbing whilst staying in the area. If so, Tramps in Playa de las Americas is one of the most popular nightclubs in the whole of Tenerife, if not the Canary Islands. This popular nightclub has seen the likes of DJs from Judge Jules to Trevor Nelson.
Los Cristianos is a relatively quiet resort in the evenings, so if you're looking for lively night out you may be better off heading to Veronica's Strip in Playa de las Americas. O'Neill's is another popular club and bar that features an air-conditioned dance floor, as well as cage dancers and shot girls.
Things to do in Los Cristianos in July
The wet n' wild Siam Park is an attraction the whole family can enjoy together. This Thai-themed water park features an array of heart racing water slides and rapids for all ages. However, if you fancy something tamer they also offer a paddling pool for children, as well as a wave pool and swimming pool.
It is estimated that approximately 28 species of resident and migratory whales and dolphins feed off the shores of Tenerife, between the neighbouring island of La Gomera. If you're interested in seeing these beautiful marine creatures in their natural habitat you will be pleased to know there are a number of tour providers that offer boat trips from Los Cristianos to see the whales and dolphins.
As the weather is superb at this time of year, it's highly recommended to take part in at least one water sport whilst staying in Los Cristianos. In the neighbouring resort of Costa Adeje you will find Parascending Tenerife, a water sports company that provides parasailing, water buggies, boat hire and jet ski safaris off the coast of Tenerife.
Tenerife is definitely one of the most visually stunning islands out of the whole of the Canaries. Plus, it is a relatively small island which means you can reach most major attractions within an hour. The Masca Valley is one of the most breath taking spots in Tenerife; so stunning it may even rival Mount Teide. The only downside of Masca is that it has to be accessed via a series of nerve-jangling roads, which are suitable for adventure seekers, but maybe not the feint hearted.
Dates for the diary
July is an especially good time to see Los Cristianos in the Canary Islands. In addition to the amazing paradise-like weather and year-round activities, a very special event occurs during this month.
This is the time of year when Los Cristianos honours the patron saint of fishermen and sailors with La Fiesta de La Virgen del Carmen. The celebration takes place on many islands and in many coastal regions in which the economy relies heavily on the sea. The highlights of this ceremonial holiday include sailors bearing a likeness to the saint of the sea and setting it afloat. Some people even follow it out into the water. The evening ends with a dazzling fireworks display.
Music fans will adore the International Jazz Festival (Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz and Mas Heineken), which lasts up to three weeks, starting from mid-July. This legendary event compromises of many large and small jazz concerts, with musicians performing from all over the world.
If you're visiting Tenerife in early July, make sure to look out for the Romeria de San Benito Abad, held every year on the first Sunday of July. The event includes major traditional festivities in San Cristobal de La Laguna.
History lovers will adore the "Battle of Santa Cruz", which is a re-enactment of Admiral Nelson's famous defeat in 1791. This historic and remarkable event takes place every year on July 25th at the Castillo de San Juan Bautista.