What's the weather like in Playa de las Americas in October
The weather continues to cool down in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife (Canary Islands) in October, when the winter season is edging ever closer. At this time of the year, the resort enjoys an average temperature of 24°C at the start of the month, which slowly drops down to 23°C as the month develops.
Daily highs and lows follow a similar pattern, dropping from 27°C down to 26°C and from 21°C down to 20°C, respectively, across the month. Although it only happens once every ten days or so, temperatures have been known to exceed 29°C and fall below 18°C in Playa de Las Americas in October.
In October, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded at the Reina Sofía south airport that's the weather station nearest to Playa de Las Americas is 37°C, which was registered on October 13th 1983. On the other hand, the lowest temperature which has ever been recorded at this station during October is 14.8°C, which was registered on October 27th 1999.
Throughout the month, Playa de Las Americas is subject to an average of 13mm (zero inches) of rainfall, which is usually divided between four rainy days. With such an insignificant amount of precipitation falling on so few days during the month, it's probable that you won't see as much as a drop of rain during your holiday in October.
The likelihood of rainfall making an appearance on any given day in October slowly increases as the month progresses. Rainfall is least likely to occur on October 1st when it only falls on 10% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is most likely to occur around October 21st or 31st, when it falls on 13% of days.
If you're unlucky enough to get some precipitation during your holiday in Playa de Las Americas in October, it will most probably be drizzle, light rain or moderate rain. Even though heavy rain and thunderstorms are also a possibility in the resort at this time of year, you'll be pleased to hear that snowfall is completely unheard of.
The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced in Playa de Las Americas in October is 65.4 l/m2, which fell in October 2006. At the other end of the scale, the lowest monthly rainfall ever registered in the resort during this month is 0 l/m2 which was most recently recorded in October 2009.
The greatest number of days which have ever been affected by rainfall in Playa de Las Americas in October is 11, which occurred in 2010. The maximum amount of precipitation ever experienced in the resort during this month in a single 24-hour period is 47 l/m2 which fell on October 25th in 1989.
Average Sunshine Hours
Throughout October, Playa de Las Americas enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day. With so many hours of sunshine to take advantage of, you'll have plenty of opportunities to work on your tan by the pool or at the beach.
Average Sea Temperature
If a day at the beach sounds just like what the doctor ordered, you'll be happy to hear that the average sea temperature for the beaches in Playa de Las Americas in October is 23°C. This high temperature is carried on into October from the warmer summer months and creates the perfect conditions for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and water sports. You'll see loads of sunbathers and swimmers on the beach at this time of year testament to how warm the water is.
During an average October in Playa de Las Americas, typical wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 9 m/s (fresh breeze) almost never exceeding 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around October 1st, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s (fresh breeze). On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around October 19th, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s.
In October, the length of the day in Playa de Las Americas is steadily decreasing, with a difference of 47 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. The shortest day in October is October 31st with 11 hours and five minutes of daylight, while the longest day of the month is October 1st with 11 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.
Whilst they're a lot more usual in the hotter months than they are in the cooler months, calimas and siroccos can affect the resort at any time of the year even in October. These unpleasant weather conditions are caused when fierce sand storms blow over the Atlantic from the west coast of Africa. Although they can be predicted days or even weeks in advance, no one is ever really sure how long they're going to last. Some can go on for as little as a few hours, whereas others can last for up to ten days.
Even though they don't pose any real danger during the cooler months, calimas are known for their very high temperatures up to 20°C higher than normal minimal visibility and general discomfort which tourists and residents alike have to endure. Siroccos bring with them the same uncomfortable conditions, as well as very strong winds.
Playa de las Americas Hotels in October
If you're looking for affordable luxury during your stay in Playa de Las Americas, Dream Noelia Sur is a great choice. This four-star hotel offers accommodation in the form of standard rooms and junior suites, so there's something to suit all budgets. There are plenty of onsite amenities and services to enjoy, such as swimming pools, restaurants, bars and entertainment programme.
Ideally located in the centre of the resort, Parque La Paz is perfect for couples and families who want to be close to all the action. This complex provides accommodation in the form of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, so there is something to suit all group sizes. The list of onsite facilities is extensive and covers swimming pools, bars, restaurants, 24-hour reception, kids' club, WiFi access and games area.
When it comes to low-cost accommodation in Playa de Las Americas, it doesn't get much better than Catalonia Oro Negro. Found in the heart of the resort, this complex features double and premium rooms, as well as bar, restaurant, evening entertainment, swimming pool, children's playground and free WiFi access.
Close to the Catalonia Oro Negro you'll find the Oro Blanco Apartments. Here guests can choose from studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, ensuring something for all group sizes. There are plenty of onsite amenities available for visitors to enjoy, including swimming pool, solarium, 24-hour reception, WiFi access, bar and free parking.
Just a short walk away from the beach, the Atalaya Court Apartments are perfect for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Tenerife. Accommodation is available in the form of one- and two-bedroom apartments which can sleep up to four and six adults, respectively. The list of onsite facilities is comprehensive and includes swimming pools, tennis court, supermarket, 24-hour reception, restaurants and play park.
Playa de las Americas Beach for October
When it comes to beaches in Playa de Las Americas, Playa del Camisón is one of the best. This small bay features soft golden sands which are perfect for building sand castles or laying down your towel and enjoying a siesta. The protected waters also make this beach a top place for swimming and paddling. There is a handful of amenities available for visitors to take advantage of, such as sun lounger and parasol hire, showers and a beachside restaurant, with more facilities and services just a short walk away.
Toward the western side of Playa de Las Americas you'll find Playa La Pinta. This beach features golden sand and warm, clear waters which are just begging to be bathed in. There are loads of facilities and services available at this beach, such as sun beds, shades, toilets, showers and an inflatable children's play area just a few metres from the shore. With such a wide range of supermarkets, bars and restaurants lining the promenade, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to lunch.
Bars and Restaurants
If you'd like to try some local cuisine during your stay, make sure you stop by Veneto. Here you'll find a menu full of Canarian delicacies, such as paella, fried calamari and grilled meats, with a selection of pastas and pizzas available for the little ones to enjoy.
Satisfy your craving for Italian food by spending an evening at Pasta y Vino. This popular restaurant offers a great choice of dishes, with plenty of homemade pasta and pizza choices. If you're dining with someone who isn't in the mood for Italian, there are plenty of international salads, seafood and meat dishes to choose from, too.
If you're looking for somewhere to catch up with the football during your holiday, head to In the Pink. This bar shows loads of live sporting events during the day on a number of large screen TVs. There are pool tables and dart boards to keep the kids entertained whilst the adults can relax with a much-deserved drink.
For something a bit livelier, head to Brannigans. This bar offers amazing nightly entertainment in the form of some of the best singers, DJs and groups Tenerife has to offer. Although the drinks can be a bit pricey, it's worth it for the chance to see such high quality entertainment.
Things to do in Playa de las Americas in October
The waters surrounding Tenerife are teeming with whales and dolphins. If you'd like to catch a glimpse of these aquatic animals, sign up for a whales and dolphins excursion with Freebird. Onboard this VIP family cruise you'll be able to enjoy a buffet lunch and unlimited drinks whilst keeping an eye out for pilot whales and bottle nose dolphins. Although sightings aren't guaranteed, they're very likely, so make sure you bring your camera with you.
If you'd like to indulge in a bit of retail therapy during your holiday in Playa de Las Americas, make sure you visit the Safari Centre. Here you'll find a huge range of stores, with everything from top-end designer labels to popular high-street brands. When you're finished shopping you can enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants found in the centre.