What's the weather like in Playa de Las Americas in March
With spring in full bloom, the weather begins to improve in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife (Canary Islands) in March, when the temperatures are pleasantly warm and there is loads of sunshine to enjoy. The resort experiences an average temperature of 19°C on March 1st, which rises up to 19.5°C by March 31st.
Daily highs follow the same pattern, increasing from 22°C to 23°C as the month develops, whilst daily lows stay constant at 16°C. Even though it only happens on rare occasions, temperatures can sometimes exceed 27°C or fall below 14°C in Playa de Las Americas at this time of year.
The highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Reina Sofía south airport the closest weather station to Playa de Las Americas in March is 34°C, which was registered on March 2nd 1987. On the other hand, the lowest temperature which has ever been registered here during this month is 9.5°C which was recorded on March 15th in 2011.
During March, the resort is subject to only 15mm (one inch) of rainfall which is divided between an average of three rainy days. With such as tiny amount of precipitation falling on so few days across the month, there is a good chance you won't see as much as a drop of rain during your whole holiday.
The likelihood of rainfall making an appearance in Playa de Las Americas in March slowly falls as the month progresses. Rainfall is most common around March 1st when it falls on 13% of days, whilst precipitation is least common around March 31st when it falls on 11% of days.
If you are unlucky enough to get some of the wet stuff during your holiday in March, it will most probably be drizzle, moderate rain or light rain. Although heavy rainfall and thunderstorms can also sometimes occur during this month, snowfall is completely unheard of for the resort at this time of year.
The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced by Playa de Las Americas in March is 101.2 l/m2, which occurred in March 1993. At the other end of the scale, the lowest monthly rainfall ever recorded in the resort during this month is 0 l/m2, which most recently occurred in March 2014.
The greatest number of days ever affected by rainfall in the resort during March is ten, which happened in 1984. The maximum amount of precipitation ever experienced in a single day in Playa de Las Americas is 53.2 m/m2, which fell on March 17th in 1993.
Average Sunshine Hours
Throughout March, Playa de Las Americas enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day that's one hour more every day than in February. With so many hours of sunshine to enjoy every day, you'll have loads of opportunities to chill out by the pool or relax on the beach.
Average Sea Temperature
If you do fancy a beach day during your holiday, you'll be pleased to hear that the average sea temperature in Playa de Las Americas in March is 19°C. Even though everyone feels water temperature differently, almost everyone will agree that the sea in March is perfect for all sorts of aquatic activities, including swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
During an average March in Playa de Las Americas, typical wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) to 10 m/s (fresh breeze), almost never going above 14 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) usually happens around March 1st, when the average daily maximum is 10 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) tends to occur around March 17th, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s (fresh breeze).
In March, the length of the day in Playa de Las Americas is slowly increasing, with a difference of 49 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. The shortest day in March is March 1st with 11 hours and 36 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is March 31st with 12 hours and 25 minutes of daylight.
Even though they're more common in the summer months than they are during spring, calimas and siroccos can affect Playa de Las Americas at any time of year even in March. These unpleasant weather conditions are caused when strong sand storms blow over from the west coast of Africa, bringing with them extremely high temperatures, low visibility and a general discomfort for everyone.
In addition to the increased temperatures, minimal visibility and discomfort that the calimas are known for, siroccos also bring with them strong, blustery winds. These unpleasant weather conditions can last anywhere between two hours up to as much as ten days. On the bright side, calimas and siroccos are usually predicted well in advance, giving you plenty of time to make alternate plans if you want to.
Playa de Las Americas Hotels in March
Marola Park is one of the most popular places to stay in Playa de Las Americas. Just a short walk away from the Golf Las Americas golf course, this hotel offers accommodation in the form of standard and luxury apartments. There are plenty of services and facilities to enjoy, including swimming pool, lounges, terraces, 24-hour reception and gym.
When it comes to budget accommodation in Playa de Las Americas, it doesn't get much better than Apartamentos Marola-Portosin. Here visitors can choose from studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments which can sleep up to three, four and six people, respectively. The list of onsite facilities is extensive and includes swimming pools, bar, restaurant and reception, with shops, bars, cafes and restaurant just a short walk away.
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay in the south of Tenerife should consider Hotel Bitácora. Ideally located close to many services and amenities, this hotel offers accommodation in the form of standard and superior rooms. There are many facilities available for guests to enjoy, such as swimming pools, mini golf, tennis courts, entertainment programme, bars and restaurant.
Just a short distance away from Golf Las Americas, Aparthotel Kn Columbus is ideal for golfers looking for a relaxing stay. A variety of accommodation is available, including standard double rooms, large double rooms, studio apartments and one-bedroom apartments, providing something for all group sizes. There are plenty of facilities to take advantage of, too, such as bars, restaurants, spa, gym, supermarket, swimming pool and WiFi access.
Hotel Tropical Playa is perfect for holidaymakers who want to stay in a quiet part of Playa de Las Americas. Just a short walk away from the beach and Golf Las Americas, this hotel offers a wealth of amenities and services, including swimming pools, restaurants, tennis courts, gym and WiFi access. Accommodation is provided in the form of comfortable studios and apartments.
Playa de Las Americas Beach in March
Just a short walk away from Palm Beach Club, Playa de Troya is a great place to spend the day under the sun. This beach has fine volcanic sand, providing ample room for children to run around and build sandcastles. The warm clear waters are very gentle, which make them perfect for paddling and swimming. There are loads of amenities available for visitors to enjoy, such as sun bed and shade hire, showers, lifeguards, toilets and many different kinds of water sports. Just a few steps away from the beach you'll find a lively promenade teeming with shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.
Playa del Camisón is perfect if you're looking for a quiet place to work on your tan. This small bay is home to soft golden sands where you can relax and soak up some rays. Thanks to the wave breakers, waves are practically unheard of here, so you can enjoy a refreshing dip without worrying about the tides. The list of onsite facilities is extensive and covers a beachside restaurant, showers, sun loungers and parasols, with shops, bars and restaurants just a short walk away.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're looking for a beachside eaterie, check out Friends Lounge Bar and Restaurant. Only a stone's throw away from Playa del Camisón, this restaurant offers a wide and varied menu with something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the house specials include the tapas menu, table BBQ and paella and there is also a children's menu available for the little ones.
When it comes to low-cost restaurants, it doesn't get much better than Black Cherry Restaurant. Despite its unimposing appearance, this eatery offers fantastic value for money, with very affordable breakfasts and tapas and plenty more options available on the menu. Each and every dish is prepared freshly in the kitchen, so if you'd like your meal tailored to your taste, simply ask your server and they'll tell the chef.
If you're looking for a great atmosphere which stretches on well into the early hours, consider spending a night at The Gaelic Corner. This bar is home to one of the best bands in Tenerife which play every night. The band attracts a large crowd for every performance, so make sure you get there early if you want a good seat.
For something a bit more indulgent, head to the Magic Lounge Bar. Found in the heart of Playa de Las Americas, just a stroll away from the Safari Centre, this bar has plush seating, a huge dance floor and incredible acts which make for an amazing nightly show. The best time to visit is around midnight when the party really begins to pick up.
Things to do in Playa de Las Americas in March
Animal lovers won't want to miss the chance to go horseback riding in Tenerife. The staff at Horse Riding Tenerife will pair you up with the perfect horse to suit your abilities before you set off on your route. If you've never ridden before, this riding school also offers a number of classes where you can improve your skills.
If you like water sports, don't pass up the chance to go on an underwater scooter adventure. Led by PADI qualified diving instructors, this excursion will take you to the very best spots where you can see some of the most amazing marine life Tenerife has to offer. If you'd like to remember your excursion forever, the instructors can also take underwater pictures and videos of you which you can buy after your trip.