Playa de la Arena Weather August Averages, Canary Islands
This is definitely the hottest month of the year, and by hot we mean an average temperature of 25°C (77°F). The nights are quite warm at a low average of 21°C, so chances are you might find the air conditioning to be a good option during your stay in Playa de la Arena. The hotter days are expected to reach 28°C on the high average, so do make sure that you stay hydrated. The humidity is once again low at 70% on average, so you'll definitely be thankful for that ocean breeze.
The days are slightly shorter now, as the yearly cycle reduces them to 10 hours of sunshine, but chances of full-on sunny day are gloriously high at 80% on average, with no hint of rain or clouds expected to spoil anyone's holiday. In fact, the estimated average rainfall is 0mm, so you're most likely to fully experience the tropical dry summer on an Atlantic island from morning until late at night! The skies are blue and clear, and we strongly recommend that you don't forget the SPF lotion, as the sun does tend to burn if your skin is overexposed and unprotected.
Wind speeds are relatively bold at 12mph, with welcoming breezes from the east and south-east, including hot winds from the Western Sahara and Senegal coastlines. Chances of windy days are high at 60% on average again, so while the weather may be hot and dry, the predominant presence of coastal winds will cut off some of the heat discomfort and allow you to bask in the sun. On top of that, the ocean temperature is a perfect 22°C (72°F), excellent for all sorts of aquatic mischief, from swimming and snorkelling to diving, windsurfing and even paddle surfing.
Hotel Suite Villa Maria offers one-bedroom villas for £305 per night, and it is worth every single penny. This 5-star complex is situated within walking distance from the beach of La Caleta de Adeje, and features luxurious accommodation with furnished terraces and patios which overlook the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the neighbouring island of La Gomera. Some of the villas also have a Jacuzzi, while others have a private pool. Either way, they're all fitted with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, plush sofas in the lounge area and pristine bathrooms with hydro-massage showers. Costa de Adeje Golf Course is also very close to the property, and you can arrange all kinds of tours from the front desk.
Hotel Baobab Suites is a 10-minute walk from the exclusive Duque Beach and offers self-catering studios for £166 per night for couples, all of them stylishly decorated and fitted with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, sumptuous bathroom and flat screen TV, along with a private terrace. Breakfast can be served at the hotel's restaurant or ordered to the suite, and a variety of excursions and activities can be arranged at the front desk. You'll definitely enjoy the outdoor pool and the sports and leisure centre, which includes tennis courts as part of its package.
Caserio Los Partidos offers splendid double room accommodation for £68 per night, in the heart of the Canarian countryside of San Jose de Los Llanos. Each suite features air conditioning, flat screen TV and a private bathroom, as well as a lounge area around a fireplace and views of the lush green surroundings. There's also a shared lounge and terrace on-site, as well as a kitchen to which all the guests have full access.
The beaches of Los Cristianos are perfect for this time of the year, apart from the beautifully black volcanic sands of Playa de la Arena. This particular area further south of Puerto de Santiago is perfect for those who wish to bask in the sun on fine golden beaches framed by turquoise ocean waters. The large shallow water entrance makes it perfect for children to splash around and the overall safety relates to a Blue Flag, so it's great for swimming, snorkelling and diving as well.
Parasailing and windsurfing activities can be arranged as well, while there are plenty of sun beds and loungers to enjoy however we do recommend arriving early. This is the peak time of the season and the beach will get busy quite quickly. A long and charming promenade runs along the beaches of Los Cristianos, beaded with shops, restaurants and cafes with terraces which overlook the beautiful waters.
MB is the only restaurant in the Playa de la Arena area which holds 2 much coveted Michelin stars, and it is the crown jewel of the sumptuous Abama Golf & Spa Resort. Martin Berasategui is the acclaimed Basque chef who runs this phenomenal kitchen and offers a complete package of service, style and incredible cuisine at extremely high standards. The menu itself is a voyage through the local tastes of the Canaries, fused with Spanish and international influences, often paired with fine wines and spirits.
Hidden somewhere on an alley in Los Gigantes is the fine El Rincon de Juan Carlos, an excellent restaurant well known around the area for its exquisite cuisine and high service levels. The chef and owner of the venue, Juan Carlos, is a classically trained professional who knows how to enchant the taste buds of anyone looking to get a gourmet taste of local Spanish and Canary cuisine. He presents every dish in a charming setting, while the atmosphere and music keep this restaurant among the top choices for most locals and tourists. If you're still not convinced, we're happy to tell you that there is a ten-course taster menu ready to overwhelm you.
Teraza El Jable is a family run venue, complete with a restaurant and bar, with years of delighting its guests with Canarian cuisine specialities, including popular choices such as the Pollo Frito Canario served with a special side dish of potatoes and Mojo sauce. The restaurant offers a comprehensive menu of both Spanish and local deliciousness, complete with an impressive little wine list and a stunning 360° view of the mountains which surround the area. You haven't lived until you've tried this place.
Take the Siam Park tour, and get ready to experience one of the biggest waterparks in Europe. It's fun-filled with slides and spectacular rides, along with splendid beaches set against a Thailand-style backdrop. The Siam Park holds well over 30 attractions to visit and explore, as well as a multitude of restaurants and café where you can stop, grab lunch and a coffee and just relax for a little while before resuming the tour de force of this fantastic tourist attraction.
You can also sign up for the Teide By Night tour, which takes you on a dusky and stargazing trip around the lush green and rugged lands of Mount Teide National Park. There is a fairy-tale like appeal to the blanket of forests and villages laid around the volcanic peak of Mount Teide, especially when the sun goes down and the sky turns into a tourmaline blue sprinkled with trillions of stars. It offers one of the best views on this side of the planet when it comes to watching falling stars and comets, and August is a great time to witness the passage of the Perseids. A professional guide will take you to a special viewing point and even talk you through a star map, in order to tell you more about the fascinating skies above Tenerife. Afterwards you'll also get to enjoy a scrumptious dinner and a glass of crisp white wine to end the wonderful night.
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