What's the weather like in Los Cristianos in March
As the cold season comes to an end towards the beginning of the month of March, the average daily temperatures start to increase in Los Cristianos. The month of March is essentially characterized by constant daily high temperatures, so make sure to bring along your sun cream, if you are planning on visiting the resort at this time of year.
The average low temperature is 60°F (16°C) at night, with an average high temperature of 74°F (23°C). This makes the island perfect for sightseeing.
There is an average of 0.59" (15 mm) of precipitation during the month of March. Tourists can expect to encounter a light rain on about 3 days of the month on average. The average possibility that some form of precipitation will be experienced during this month is only a mere 13%, with little variation, so there's nothing really to worry about. Throughout this month, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain.
There is an average of 12 hours of daylight each day, and around seven hours of sunshine, providing maximum opportunities to have a full day of Los Cristianos activities. As expected at this time of year, the length of day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of day increases by 49 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase by approximately 1.6 minutes. During March, the shortest day of the month is March 1st, with a total of 11:37 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is March 31st with 12:26 hours of daylight.
During March in Los Cristianos the relative humidity levels typically fluctuate between a comfortable 48% and a humid 80%, rarely dropping below a dry 27% or reaching as high as 92%. On average, the air is driest around March 8th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 58% three days out of four, whilst the air is expected to be most humid around March 21st, where humidity levels could rise above 76% three days out of four.
Furthermore, the wind speeds in March remain generally low, varying from 2 mph to 22 mph, which is considered as a light to fresh breeze. Occasionally, the wind speeds may exceed 31 mph, but this is rather rare. During March, the highest average wind speed of 13 mph occurs around March 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 22 mph. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 12 mph occurs around March 17th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 21 mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the east, followed shortly by the northeast.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature at this time of year is a positively warm 19°C, meaning it's warm enough to go swimming or take part in water sports such as jet skiing, wake boarding and even parascending.
Los Cristianos Hotels in March
Hotel Reveron Plaza is an exclusive four-star hotel located just 100m away from the beachfront of Los Cristianos. This classically decorated hotel offers a luxurious outdoor swimming pool, found on the fifth floor of the hotel, which overlooks the rest of the resort. At this hotel you will also find a library, spa and a selection of other sports facilities.
However, if you're looking for a more affordable option you may want to try the two-star Sea Hostel Dive Alive, located just 200m from Los Cristianos Beach. The hostel is located just a couple minutes walk from a number of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. This is the perfect accommodation to stay in, if you are here for a short trip or are stopping off in Los Cristianos for the night.
Another option to look into is the three-star Apartamentos Hg Tenerife Sur, set in tropical gardens in the heart of Los Cristianos. This beautiful hotel offers Canarian style self-catering Apartments that all come with a private terrace, TV, private bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette.
The Sol Princesa Dacil is a three-star Flintstones-themed hotel located in Los Cristianos. Situated just 200m from the local beach, this hotel is great fun for everyone in the family. The hotel features a buffet restaurant, gym and outdoor swimming pools for both adults and children.
Los Cristianos Beach for March
Los Cristianos Beach itself is one of the most popular beaches in the south of Tenerife, if not the whole island. The beach can be found located just east of the resort, which is sheltered by a small bay. There is also a large pedestrianized area, as well as shops, restaurants, cafes and bars within close proximity.
If you love scuba diving you should definitely try Las Galletas Beach, situated in the south of Tenerife. The beach is actually made up of large pebbles, however the sea water lining the beach is extremely clear, making it a perfect spot for scuba diving, where you are likely to see a variety of different fish species including moray eels and even puffer fish.
If you don't mind venturing out a bit further on a sunny day you should definitely visit Los Abrigos Beach. This natural bay is made up of unique dark volcanic sands, which make it particularly popular for locals in the area. The only disadvantage of this beach is that there are no facilities here, so you will need to bring along your own packed lunch, water and towels.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're a fan of Italian cuisine you should definitely try the Bianco Italian Bistro, which is the sister restaurant to the original Bianco restaurant. However, this restaurant has recreated the menu and also boasts excellent customer service. This modern and contemporary eatery can be found located close to the hotel Paradise Park.
On the other hand, if you want to try an authentic Spanish tapas bar in Tenerife you should definitely go to Tasca Casa Paco in Los Cristianos. This lively bar serves up a delicious selection of fresh produce including succulent steaks and locally caught seafood. On certain nights of the week traditional live Spanish music will be played.
Papagayo Beach Club is a relatively new establishment set up in Playa de las Americas. This Ibiza style restaurant and nightclub boasts a chill out vibe, which is difficult to find in the rest of the resort. The club is a great place to come to during the afternoon to enjoy an ice-cold drink whilst watching the world go by.
O'Neill's is a very popular nightclub and bar located in downtown Playa de Las Americas. This is the place to head to if you're looking for cheap drinks and a wild night out. Inside you will find an air-conditioned dance floor as well as a DJ booth and plenty of shot girls handing out drinks.
Things to do in Los Cristianos in March
There are a number of open-air markets available to shoppers on Saturday mornings both in Los Cristianos and in nearby towns as well. Within these, tourists can shop for many hand-crafted items. There is also duty-free shopping in Tenerife on items such as perfume, cameras and clothing. A little-known fact about the area is that it is a large provider of cultured pearls.
On a sunny day the Central Park of Arona is worth visiting. This is a public park that measures a staggering 42,000 square metres. This attractive park is made up of numerous squares and gardens, which can be found in the tourist centre of Playa de las Americas. The park was opened recently in 2004 and was deigned by GBGV Architects and the botanist Carlo Morici. If you want to see the native flora and fauna of the Canary Islands, this is the place to visit.
On the other hand if you're here with the kids for the beginning of the Easter Holidays you may want to visit Siam Park, located in Costa Adeje. Siam Park is considered as one of the largest and most exciting water parks in the whole of Europe. The Park boasts a vast array of adrenaline packed water slides, wave simulators and rapids to enjoy.
Tenerife and Los Cristianos offer pleasant weather all year round, meaning golf is a superb sport to play whilst staying on the island. Los Palos Golf Course is a par 27, nine-hole course, located just five minutes away from the popular resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. The course also offers a chipping area, driving range, putting green and PGA professionals available for private tuition.
Dates for the diary
Depending on the date of Easter each year, tourists may get to see either Carnival or Holy Week while visiting during March. Various religious celebrations are held around the island of Tenerife in the main cities and towns including Santa Cruz, Costa Adeje and of course Los Cristianos in the lead up towards Good Friday and Easter Sunday.