Puerto de la Cruz Weather August Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Puerto de la Cruz in August
August is the warmest month of the year in Puerto de la Cruz.The average temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius with an average high of 23 degrees Celsius and an average low of 16 degrees Celsius. The hottest temperature recorded for August was 38 degrees Celsius with the coolest temperature a warm 11 degrees Celsius.
The summers in Puerto de la Cruz are mild but warm enough to enjoy a number of outdoor activities such as swimming or playing golf. The temperature remains fairly constant throughout August and into early September.
Puerto de la Cruz receives an average of 3.4mm of rain in August, which falls on one or two days out of the month. This is typical of a Mediterranean climate and the dry weather allows you to make the most of the warm days. You can leave your umbrella and wet weather clothes at home for this holiday.
Fog is experienced in August for the 13 days on average. The fog usually clears as the day warms up but can reappear in the early evening.
The average relative humidity is around 69% which is a fairly comfortable level.
Average Sunshine Hours
The resort experiences an average of 11 hours of sunshine in August and this is the sunniest month of the year for Puerto de la Cruz. You will have plenty of sun filled hours to lie on the beach or explore this historic town.
In August the town has an average daily wind speed of 24km/h or 15mph. The highest sustained wind speed recorded for this month was 56 km/h or 35mph. During the summer months winds often blow in from North Africa, raising the temperature and bringing in the occasional sand storm.
Average Sea Temperature
August is the perfect time of the year to go swimming in Puerto de la Cruz as the sea temperature averages around 22 degrees Celsius and gets warmer towards the end of the month. This is the month to indulge in water related activities such as water-skiing, swimming, scuba-diving and surfing. The water should be warm enough for all swimmers even those who usually complain about cold water.
Puerto de la Cruz Hotels in August
Hotel Beatriz Atlantis and Spa is a four star hotel on the beach front, just 150m from Lago Martianez and right in the centre of all the action in Puerto de la Cruz. You will find a range of recently refurbished rooms that sleep up to 3 adults and include a balcony with an ocean or city view. The hotel has a large swimming pool, a kid's pool, buffet restaurant, two bars, cocktail terrace and kids club. The top floor houses a spa and gym. The most popular treatment is an authentic Turkish style Hammam.
Hotel RF Astoria is a 3 star, mid-range hotel a few minutes away from the beach in a central part of town. The hotel is very new and has just 33 rooms decorated in a modern style. You can walk to a number of restaurants and shops along the quite pedestrian only street on which the hotel is located. The hotel has a small swimming pool and a buffet style restaurant. All the rooms have a small kitchenette and a balcony.
Puerto de la Cruz Beach for August
Playa Jardin is the most popular beach for tourists in Puerto de la Cruz. The beach is the safest for swimming in the town, so if you want to take a dip this is the place you will find lifeguards in attendance. If you feel hungry or thirsty a variety of shops, restaurants and bars are a very short walk away. The beach is medium in size but has a number of facilities available such as sun beds, showers, changing rooms and toilets. You will find calmer waters then on the other beaches as the swimming area is protected by a breakwater.
Playa de Martianez is a small beach close to a number of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. You will battle to find a place on this beach in summer but the water provides some of the best swimming conditions in Puerto de la Cruz, and when the waves do get big it is a very popular local surf spot. You will find sun loungers for hire and a lifeguard on duty.
Bars and Restaurants
Tucan Restaurant is a German restaurant, decorated in the country house style, in the old centre of Puerto de la Cruz. The restaurant has views of charming cobbled streets but the food is the real star here. Tucan is run by a husband and wife team with the husband as the chef and the wife as front of house. They are known as some of the friendliest people in the town. You can chose from a menu of standard German fare such as Eisbein to some interesting international dishes such as langoustines in a mango and curry sauce. They have a small but well chosen wine list with some wines available in a carafe. You will find them at Calle Sebastian Padron Acosta 1.
El Mana provides an interesting diversion from the standard Canarian fare in Puerto de la Cruz. This restaurant features a seasonal menu of mostly vegetarian dishes. Here you will find interesting dishes such as pumpkin and goats cheese ravioli or molten chocolate cake with mango sorbet. The restaurant has a quirky decor scheme and a lovely outdoor seating area. They are situated a block back from the beach front in the La Ranilla district. Calle Mequinez 21
Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz in August
The warm temperatures and sunny days in August make this an ideal month to visit Costa Martianez otherwise known as Lago Martianez. This complex of eight pools has something for everyone including a toddlers pool, adults only spa pool and a range of bars and restaurants. The pools are large and lagoon-like featuring a number of grottos, swim through tunnels and rocks to explore. You will find a number of hire shops to rent sun loungers and beach umbrellas to help you enjoy the day. This is one of the cheapest attractions in Puerto de la Cruz at just 3 Euros per adult and promises a fun day out for everyone.
If you want a really active summer holiday, why don't you try your hand at learning to surf? If you are already a surfer, Puerto de la Cruz offers some of the best surfing on the island. Atlantik surf offers lessons for all levels of surfers from beginner to expert and they also hire equipment if you want to go out on your own. They organise surf camps throughout the year but they are particularly popular in the warm month of August. Surf lessons are only available to people over the age of 16.