What's The Weather Like In Los Gigantes In January
Along with February, January is usually the coldest month of the year for Los Gigantes, Tenerife, although temperatures are still very warm compared to those of the UK. During this month, the average temperature for the resort is 18.5°C, created by highs of 22°C during the day and lows of 15°C at night. The highest temperature ever recorded in Los Gigantes in January is 28°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever recorded in the resort at this time of year is 10°C.
Temperatures generally get cooler as the month develops, making the first week in January the best time to visit if you want warm weather. However, whichever part of the month you choose to visit, you'll need beachwear for the daytime, plus some warm clothing such as coats and jeans to keep to comfortable on an evening.
If you love the heat and would prefer to visit Los Gigantes when the resort is at its warmest, forget about going in January and plan to visit in August or September instead, when the resort is usually at its hottest.
Throughout January, Los Gigantes receives an average of 20mm/1 inch of rainfall which is divided between five rainy days. With such a tiny amount of precipitation falling on such few days, chances are rainfall won't affect your holiday in January at all.
The probability of rainfall making an appearance at this time of year decreases as the month develops, so if you don't want to risk precipitation spoiling your holiday, you're best off visiting toward the end of the month. If you are unfortunate enough to see some precipitation during your visit, it will most likely be drizzle (which occurs on 31% of days with rainfall), moderate rain (29%), light rain (20%) or heavy rain (13%).
During the course of an average January, Los Gigantes enjoys around nine hours of sunshine every day which, along with an average relative humidity of 63% and fairly cool temperatures, makes it a great time of year for holidaymakers who aren't fans of the heat but like the sunshine to visit.
The average sea temperature for the waters surrounding Los Gigantes during this month are 20°C, which is probably too cold to go swimming. If you're determined to take a dip during your holiday, stick to the heated and indoor swimming pools instead.
Los Gigantes rarely sees any strong winds at all throughout the year. In January, the average daily wind speed is around 20 km/h, with the maximum sustained wind speed recorded in recent years being 74 km/h.
Los Gigantes Hotels In January
Royal Sun Resort
Royal Sun Resort is one of the most popular accommodation choices in Los Gigantes. Located on the hillside with panoramic views over the whole resort and the sea below, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments which can sleep between two and eight guests. All 120 units come with sea views which stretch across to the neighbouring island of La Gomera, well-equipped kitchens and private terraces with sun loungers. Within the hotel's grounds you'll find one café, one restaurant and one bar all of which have sea views plus one modern pool bar which serves fresh juices and cocktails. There is also one adult swimming pool, one kids' pool, gym with state-of-the-art equipment, squash court, kids' playroom with animation team, fitness classes, evening entertainment, massage services, hair salon and mini market.
For something more self-contained, take a look at this privately-owned apartment. Located roughly half way between the peak of the mountains and the sea in Los Gigantes, this resort has panoramic views of the ocean and the iconic cliff faces from the balcony, making it ideally positioned for watching sunsets. The apartment features one bedroom with two twin beds plus one sofa bed, making it suitable for 2-4 guests, as well as lounge with two rocker chairs, TV, DVD player, fully-equipped pine kitchen and complete bathroom. The community area is home to two swimming pools and grassy sitting areas, with shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, the beach and marina within a five-minute walk of the apartment.
Bars And Restaurants
When it comes to sophisticated dining in Los Gigantes, you can't beat Mistinguett. This restaurant serves a selection of classic English and French dishes, such as pork belly, lobster thermidor, pan-fried venison, roasted sea bass and grilled fillet steak. To complement the food menu, there is an extensive wine list with a top selection of French, Spanish and international bottles. Diners can choose to eat inside where the surroundings are simply but modern or dine on the outside terrace if it's warm enough.
El Rincon de Juan Carlos
The award-winning El Rincon de Juan Carlos is one of the best places in the south of Tenerife to enjoy modern Spanish cuisine. This small restaurant can only seat 30 people at a time, making it the perfect location for a romantic meal, and offers a menu full of innovative dishes such as tuna toast with pine nut praline, king prawns with shoots and almond sauce, pork belly with mango and prawn chutney, and potato soufflé, alongside homemade desserts and hand-selected wines.
Things To Do In Los Gigsntes In January
If you're up for some aquatic fun during your holiday in Los Gigantes, see what Ocean Explorer has to offer. This excursions company is located at the marina and offers a choice of parascending, jet skiing, wing rides and banana boat rides. They also offer a whales and dolphins excursion during which you're guaranteed to see some whales if you don't then you get your money back.
The neighbouring resort of Puerto Santiago is a great place to spend the day if you're looking to explore further afield. This resort is slightly bigger than Los Gigantes and therefore has more choice when it comes to shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. One of the highlights of Puerto Santiago if you're visiting during the daytime is the collection of rock pools home to all sorts of marine life which flank either end of the small black sand beach.