Los Gigantes Weather May Averages, Canary Islands
What's The Weather Like In Los Gigantes In May
The weather continues to get warmer in Los Gigantes, Tenerife in May, when the spring season is coming to a close and the summer season is well on its way. At this time of year, the average temperature for the resort is 20.5°C, created by highs of 24°C during the day and lows of 17°C on a night. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Los Gigantes in May is 36°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever registered in the resort during this month is 13°C.
As May develops, temperatures usually get warmer. This means that the final week in May is the best time to visit if you want to holiday in the resort when it's at its warmest. However, whichever week of May you decide to visit, you'll need to take cool beach clothing to wear during the day and warmer clothes, such as jumpers and jeans, to make sure you stay comfortable on an evening.
If you can't get enough of high temperatures and sunshine, forget about visiting Los Gigantes in May and plan your holiday for August or September instead, when temperatures are usually at their warmest.
Throughout the month, Los Gigantes receives around 1mm/0 inches of rainfall divided between one rainy day that's considerably less than the previous month. With such a microscopic amount of rainfall making an appearance across the month, you probably won't see a drop of the wet stuff at all during your holiday in Los Gigantes.
The probability of precipitation making an appearance during this month rapidly decreases as the month develops, making the final week in May the best time to visit if you don't want to risk a shower spoiling your holiday. If you are unfortunate enough to experience some form of precipitation during your holiday in Los Gigantes in May, it will most likely be drizzle (which occurs on 51% of days), light rain (24%) and moderate rain (22%).
During an average May, Los Gigantes enjoys around 11 hours of daily sunshine that's the same as last month which, along with an average relative humidity of 68% and fairly cool temperatures, make this month perfect for travellers who enjoy mild temperatures and sunshine.
The average sea temperature for the waters around Los Gigantes in May is 20°C that's the same as last month which is probably too cold to go for a swim. If you're determined to go for a dip during your holiday in Los Gigantes, forget about the sea and stick to the indoor and heated swimming pools instead.
It's hardly ever seriously windy in Los Gigantes. In May, the average daily wind speed is approximately 19 km/h that's 2 km/h less than in April with the maximum sustained wind speed registered in recent times being 106 km/h.
Los Gigantes Hotels In May
For top end accommodation in Los Gigantes, take a look at IBH Diamond. Situated overlooking the marina with sea and cliff vistas, this complex is located just 250m from the beach, a ten-minute drive away from the closest golf course and a 40-minute drive from the airport. Accommodation is provided in the form of 30 apartments 25 one-bedroom apartments and five two-bedroom apartments. Each room features an equipped American-style kitchen, air conditioning and fully-furnished terrace with sea view. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access, swimming pool, solarium and mini market. Although there are no restaurants onsite, you'll find loads of bars and eateries, plus shops and supermarkets, all within walking distance of the resort.
If you're travelling as a large group, take a look at this four-bedroom villa in Los Gigantes. This villa is one of the closest to the marina and offers fantastic sea views which stretch over to La Gomera, making it ideally-located for watching sun sets. Up to ten guests can stay at this villa at a time, which comes with ensuite bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge with satellite TV, UK channels and video games, central heating, air conditioning, WiFi access and garden terrace with barbecue, furniture and private swimming pool. If you don't fancy cooking your own food, there are plenty of eateries and bars nearby.
Bars And Restaurants
El Rincon de Antonio
For traditional Canarian cuisine, enjoy a meal at El Rincon de Antonio. Located on the harbour with great sea views, this restaurant is decorated in a traditional Canarian style, with stone walls and wooden furniture, giving it a warm and friendly ambiance. The menu changes regularly according to what is in season, but freshly-caught seafood platters and a choice of tapas is always available. There is also an extensive wine list with many local bottles.
Carnivores won't want to pass up the opportunity for a meal at Restaurante Miranda's. Situated in one of the oldest parts of the resort, this eatery is known for its steak and chicken platters which are served up on sizzling plates alongside Canarian potatoes, chips, rice or gratin potatoes. Other noteworthy dishes include duck with black cherry sauce and roast leg of lamb. All dishes are cooked to order, so although you might have to wait a while for you meal, it will definitely be worth it.
Things To Do In Los Gigantes In May
Los Gigantes Diving Centre
Los Gigantes Diving Centre organises various PADI- and BSAC-certified diving trips for those seriously into scuba diving, as well as try dives, single dives and diving packages for those who just want to try it for a bit of fun. Based in the Los Gigantes harbour, this centre covers a huge number of diving sites around the coast of Tenerife, several of which are known for being hotspots for turtles, octopus species and stingrays.
Ocean Adventure Water Sports
If you'd rather stay out of the water, try parascending with Ocean Adventure Water Sports instead. The parascending boat leaves the Los Gigantes harbour daily and all ages are allowed to give it a go, so adults and children alike can enjoy it. The boat will speed past the cliffs of Los Gigantes, giving you great views of the natural wonders, and since your take-off and landings both take place on the boat, you won't get wet at all.