Playa de las Americas Weather February Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Playa de las Americas in February
Overall, the weather in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife (Canary Islands) in February is very similar to that of January. During this month, the resort experiences an average temperature of 18°C during the first few days which rises up to 19°C by the end of the month. Daily highs and lows change in the same way, rising from 21°C to 22°C and from 15°C to 16°C, respectively, as the month develops. Although it only happens on rare occasions, temperatures have been known to exceed 26°C and fall below 13°C in Playa de Las Americas during this month.
Highest Recorded Temperature
In February, the highest temperature that's ever been registered at the Reina Sofía south airport that's the closest weather station to Playa de Las Americas is 30°C, which was recorded on February 8th in 1990. On the other hand, the lowest temperature ever registered here during this month is 9.8°C, which was recorded on February 13th in 2012.
During February, Playa de Las Americas is affected by only 19mm (one inch) of rainfall which is spread out across three rainy days. Which such a small amount of precipitation occurring on so few days throughout the month, it's likely you won't see even a drop of the wet stuff during your holiday.
The probability of rainfall making an appearance in February stays essentially constant throughout the month, starting off at 13% on February 2nd, before rising to 14% between February 10th and 19th, before falling back down to 13% by February 28th.
If you are unfortunate enough to get some rainfall during your holiday in February, it will most likely be drizzle, moderate rain or light rain. Even though heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are both a possibility during this month, you'll be pleased to hear that snowfall is extremely unlikely.
The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced in Playa de Las Americas in February is 115 l/m2, which occurred in February 2005. At the other end of the scale, the lowest monthly rainfall ever registered in Playa de Las Americas during this month is 0 l/m2 which occurred most recently in February 1999.
The greatest number of days ever affected by rainfall in the resort during February is 14, which occurred in 2005. The maximum amount of precipitation ever experienced in a single day in the resort is 61 l/m2, which fell on February 2nd 1996.
Playa de Las Americas receives the majority of its annual rainfall between November and February. Due to the lack of efficient draining systems throughout the resort, Playa de Las Americas is prone to flash flooding whenever there is a high amount of rainfall in a short period of time. If you are unlucky enough to experience a rainstorm during your holiday, it will most probably be very heavy and over within a few hours at the absolute most. The ever-present Canarian sunshine will quickly dry up any leftover floodwater, which means you can be back on the beach the next day.
Average Sunshine Hours
Throughout February, Playa de Las Americas enjoys around nine hours of sunshine every day that's the same as in January. With so much sunshine to take advantage of, you'll have plenty of time to work on your tan by the pool or at the beach.
Average Sea Temperature
If you do want to hit the beach during your holiday, you'll be glad to hear that the average sea temperature in Playa de Las Americas in February is 19°C. Although everyone feels water temperature differently, most locals and visitors alike will agree that this temperature is perfect for enjoying a dip.
Over the course of a typical February in Playa de Las Americas, normal wind speeds fluctuate between 2 m/s (light breeze) and 10 m/s (fresh breeze) rarely exceeding 14 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around February 26th, when the average daily maximum is 10 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 6 m/s occurs around February 1st, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s.
Average Daylight Hours
In February, the length of the day in Playa de Las Americas is gradually increasing, with a difference of 42 minutes between the start and the end of the month. The shortest day of the month is February 1st with ten hours and 52 minutes of daylight whilst the longest day of the month is February 28th or 29th with 11 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.
Whilst they're more common in the summer months than they are in the winter months, siroccos and calimas can affect Playa de Las Americas at any time of year even in February. These uncomfortable weather conditions are created when fierce sand storms are blown over from the west coast of Africa and they can last from as little as a couple of hours up to as long as ten days.
Although they don't pose any serious dangers, calimas are characterised by their high temperatures, incredibly low visibility and general discomfort which tourists and residents alike both have to endure. Siroccos bring with them the same unfavourable conditions, with the added unpleasantness of strong winds.
Playa de las Americas Hotels in February
If you're looking for something a bit quieter, how about Parque Cristobal? Just a short walk away from the centre of Playa de Las Americas, this resort is made up of a number of comfortable and spacious bungalows found close to the promenade. The ideal place for families and couples alike, guests at Parque Cristobal have access to swimming pools, Jacuzzi, solarium, kids' club and many sports activities.
Golfers looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Playa de Las Americas should take a look at the Compostela Beach Golf Club Apartments. Located only a stone's throw away from Golf Las Americas, this complex features a number of one- and two-bedroom apartments. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the onsite facilities which include green fees, swimming pools, sun terrace, entertainment programme, WiFi access and supermarket.
When it comes to budget accommodation, Hacienda del Sol Apartments are a great choice. This Spanish-style complex is ideally located, just a short walk away from the buzzing nightlife of Las Veronicas. There are loads of amenities available to enjoy, including swimming pool, sun terrace, pool bar, sports area, 24-hour reception and internet access.
Hotel Ponderosa is ideal for couples and families looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Playa de Las Americas. Here guests can choose from studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments which can sleep between two and six people. Onsite facilities are numerous and include bars, restaurants, swimming pools and plenty of sporting activities.
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Tenerife should take a look at the Optimist Aparthotel. This three-star complex offers basic rooms equipped with all the essentials you'll need to enjoy a sunshine holiday. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the facilities which include swimming pool, bar and reception, with more amenities and services in the area.
Playa de las Americas Beach for February
Just a short distance away from the Las Veronicas strip in Playa de las Americas, Playa del Bobo is a great place to spend a day under the sun. This small beach features soft dark sand and calm waters which are ideal for swimming and paddling. There are plenty of facilities and services available to enjoy here, including sun bed and shade rental, showers and a beachside kiosk, with a great range of shops, bars and restaurants nearby.
Playa La Pinta is another great choice when it comes to beaches in Playa de Las Americas. This bay has lighter, more golden sand with plenty of room to soak up the sun or build a sand castle. The waters are protected by several wave breakers, which create very gentle conditions perfect for swimming.
In addition to sun loungers, parasols, showers and toilets, this beach also offers an inflatable children's play area to keep the little ones amused. There is a bustling promenade and shopping centre just a short distance away where you'll find loads of shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Bars and Restaurants
Without a doubt, Thai Botanico is one of the very best restaurants in Tenerife. Found in the heart of the Safari Centre in Playa de Las Americas, this eatery features stunning Thai-themed décor with authentic artwork and plant life. The menu is bursting with traditional Thai recipes, including delicacies such as Thai fish cakes, chicken glass noodle salad, weeping tiger fillet steak and red peanut curry.
If you're celebrating something special, be sure to head to El Molino Blanco. Here you'll find an incredible menu with a wonderful selection of tapas, starters, soups, fish and meat dishes. Whilst the restaurant offers a wide variety of international choices, there is also a great collection of Canarian and Spanish specialities. The chef's recommendations include beef Carpaccio, avocado pear with prawns, marinated mussels, Galician octopus and the mixed grill.
Christy's Bar is one of the friendliest places to enjoy a drink in Tenerife. This bar runs regular drink offers throughout the year, so keep an eye out for two-for-one cocktail specials and other cheap drink prices. If you're feeling peckish there is also a snack menu available with everything from English breakfasts to fish and chips.
If you're in the mood for a bit of karaoke, head to The Anchor Bar. This lively bar hosts karaoke sessions every evening, in addition to nightly entertainment and football broadcast during the daytime. Just a short distance away from the buzzing Las Veronicas strip, this bar is a great choice for those who don't want the heady nightlife scene of the nightclubs but still want a good night out.
Sunset in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife - taken by Hijanisch
Things to do in Playa de las Americas in February
Golf lovers won't want to miss the chance to enjoy a round or two at Golf Las Americas during their holiday. Found on the outskirts of the resort, this golf course features 18 holes with par 72 and covers more than 6,000m in total. There are various lakes and rivers dotted throughout the course which create a challenging game for golfers of all abilities. In addition to the golf course, there is a great range of facilities available, including golf shop, TV lounge, changing rooms, club rental and storage. There is also a driving range, chipping green and putting green where you can practice your skills.
For something a bit more family-friendly, spend the day at Siam Water park, voted 2015 Traveller's Choice Winner for Best Waterpark. This fun-filled water park offers plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy from great-grandparents to the littlest tots. There are plenty of adrenaline-pumping water slides like the 28-metre drop of the famous Tower of Power for visitors seeking extreme thrills, as well as a selection of more relaxed and laid-back rides like the Lazy River for those looking for a chilled out day.