Puerto de la Cruz Weather April Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Puerto de la Cruz in April
Puerto de la Cruz has some lovely weather in April and it is an ideal time to a break away from the rain and cold at home.
The average temperature in April is 14 degrees Celsius which is much warmer then the United Kingdom at this time of the year. The average low is around 10 degrees Celsius with an average high of 17 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature recorded for recent years in April was 32 degrees Celsius and lowest temperature was 5 degrees Celsius.
So pack your swimming costume as you have a very good chance of a day that is warm enough for a quick dip in the pool or the ocean. The later in April you go on holiday the higher your chances of warm, sunny day. The begging of April still has some cooler weather but by the end of April the temperatures are warm enough to swim.
The rainfall drops dramatically in April with just 11mm over seven days. Rainfall is typical of a Mediterranean climate with the days getting drier as you head towards summer. In April you will experience foggy conditions for eight days. The fog is usually accompanied by drizzle so pack an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case you get caught in the rain.
The average daily humidity level is around 73% in April.
The average wind speed is around 22km/h or 13mph. The highest recorded wind speed for April was 74km/h or 46mph. If you experience wind like that, you should probably seek shelter in the hotel bar or games room.
April is the height of spring for Puerto de la Cruz and all the flowers are blooming in a spectacular fashion. This is a popular time for hiking holidays to take in the beautiful scenery while the weather is still cool but there is less chance of rain.
Average Sunshine Hours
The town experiences an average of ten hours of sunshine per day which is one more then in March. You will have plenty of time for sightseeing, playing golf, hiking or lying on the beach. This is almost twice the number of hours of sunshine experienced in London in April.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature averages around 20 degrees Celsius which should be warm enough for most people to enjoy a quick dip in the ocean. If you are lucky and experience a few warm days this could be the ideal time of year for a beach holiday without the crowds.
Puerto de la Cruz Hotels in April
Parque Vacacional Eden is a 3 star family friendly situated in the centre of Puerto de la Cruz and 5 minute walk from the nearest beach. The hotel features four swimming pools, one at the terrace bar, one in the garden, a small children's pool and an adult's only nudist pool on the top floor which features views of the ocean. There is a large subtropical garden which boasts minigolf, chess, bowls, tennis and a children's playground. The hotel has two bars and a buffet restaurant on-site. There are a number of restaurants and bars within a short walk from the hotel. The hotel rooms are all apartments of various sizes and feature fully stocked kitchens.
H10 Tenerife Playa is in the centre of all the action, surrounded by bars and restaurants. The hotel is on the pedestrian promenade on the ocean front. This is the hotel for you if you want an action packed holiday with all that Puerto de la Cruz has to offer right on your doorstep. The hotel has a number of swimming pools catering for all ages from toddlers to adults. You will find a variety of restaurants and bars in the hotel if you don't want to go out. If the weather is bad they have a games room and if you want to stay in contact with the world the hotel offers free Wi-Fi. The top terrace of the hotel is an adult's only nudist area if you want to get a full body tan.
Bars and Restaurants
El Padrino is a large restaurant in the La Ranilla District serving huge portions of meat and fish dishes with an interesting Scandinavian influence. The menu offers dishes such as pork steak with a blueberry sauce or fish fillets in lobster sauce. The portions are generous and good value for money. The restaurant has chairs and tables outside allowing views of the La Ranilla District. You will find them at Calle Lomo17.
El Mana is a wonderful restaurant for vegetarians serving a variety of food such as goats cheese nests with honey and thyme or homemade pasta with roasted pumpkin and leek sauce. Vegetarians will be in heaven with all the choices and all of them are lovingly put together and delicious. The decor is modern and quirky. The wine on the wine list is all from local vineyards. The menu changes with the seasons and uses mainly organic produce. The restaurant is located at Calle Mequinez 21.
Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz in April
Pueblo Chico is a short drive away from Puerto de la Cruz. This is a very detailed and beautifully made mini version of Tenerife. You will find historical buildings, volcanic mountains, people on the black sand beaches and homes representing the different parts of the island. Entrance is expensive at 12 Euros per adult but the replicas are very well made and you could happily spend a few hours here. Small children will love exploring every detail of the park. If you are in need of adventure you can zip line over the mini island.
Jardin Botanico the botanic gardens are the perfect place to walk among the flowers that are in bloom in April. During the Colonial area explorers brought a number of plants back from remote countries to Spain, they needed an appropriate climate to grow the plants and so the Botanic Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz where created. The first trees were planted in 1792 and today many of these have reached considerable size. The gardens are very well run and provide a tranquil and interesting break away from the beaches and pools. Currently the garden covers 20,000 square meters but plans are underway to triple its size.
The Orotava Valley is filled with quaint villages, restuarnts and vineyards. You can explore the valley on a self-guided car trip or by bus with a local guide. A very popular activity in the valley is hiking and there are a number of well marked walking trails. A guide can take you for a walk to on the Ruta del Agua, Los Organos or La Caldera routes. All the hikes offer views of the valley, sea and the volcanic Mt.Teide. The La Caldera route is very popular as it ends at a well stocked bar with spectacular views across the valley.
Plaza Charco is the old centre of Puerto de la Cruz. The square is filled with outdoor restaurants and local musical performances. During the day you will find shops catering to tourists on the pavement and in the small alleys off the square. In the evening the square fills with locals, who come here to relax, have dinner and dance. This is a place to experience the authentic culture of the Canary Islands.