Puerto de la Cruz Weather February Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Puerto de la Cruz in February
The average daily temperature is around 13 degrees Celsius with an average high of 15 degree Celsius and an average low of 10 degrees Celsius. The temperatures rise as the month of February progresses with temperatures of 14 17 degrees Celsius by the end of February. The evenings are cool so you should pack long pants and a light sweater if you plan to go out. The highest recorded temperature for February is 26 degrees Celsius and the lowest 0 degrees Celsius. Temperatures should increase and rain levels decrease as the month progresses.
The rain that characterizes winter in Puerto de la Cruz starts to diminish with an average of 27mm of rain spread over 7 days. The rainfall tends to come in late afternoon thundershowers leaving the rest of the daily available for sightseeing even if you do get caught with a rainy day. You should pack waterproofs and an umbrella just in case.
Average Sunshine Hours
Puerto de la Cruz receives an average of nine hours sunshine in February given you plenty of daylight to explore, work on your tan or play a round of golf. February is a popular time for golf holidays as the rain decreases but the weather is still mild.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature is around 19 degrees Celsius in March. The weather is still generally a bit cool for swimming but you might want to dip your toes in the ocean. If you want to go swimming or scuba diving you might want to wear a wetsuit.
The average relative humidity is around 72% for February.
Wind speeds of around 19km/h or 12mph or generally experienced. The highest wind speed recorded in recent years was 106km/h or 66mph.
Foggy conditions are experienced on around 6 days of the month.
The weather is warm enough for you to enjoy hours on the beach or next to the pool but still cool enough that you are unlikely to burn or suffer from the heat. February is a lovely time for a quite, sun filled break away from the gloomy grey skies of home. The Mediterranean climate ensures that Puerto de la Cruz remains fairly humid and mild throughout the year.
Puerto de la Cruz Hotels in February
Puerto Palace Hotel is a four star hotel set just a stone's throw from the beach and within easy walking distance of a number of restaurants and shops. The hotel offers a selection of rooms and suites for a wide range of budgets. Facilities include swimming pools, restaurants, bars, tennis, a gym, mini-golf and volleyball. Don't miss the live entertainment that is offered on weekends in February. This is a family friendly hotel offering all the facilities you could need on holiday.
4Dreams Hotel is a basic mid-range hotel located in the historic centre of Puerto de la Cruz. This is a great hotel if you are using public transport to explore the area as the bus station is a ten minute walk away. There are a number of restaurants and shops within a short walk from the hotel. Some of the rooms have charming balconies overlooking the cobbled streets. The hotel offers a pool, sundeck and free Wi-Fi.
Bars and Restaurants
Maga Restaurant is a small restaurant in the Old Town Centre, attached to a hotel that serves typical Canarian food at reasonable prices. Their paella is very popular and costs just 20 Euros for two people including a jug of the compulsory sangria. If the weather is good the restaurant places chairs and tables outside giving a lovely view of the old town. The restaurant is found at Calle Mercedes 6.
Regulo is considered one of the best restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz. They are situated in a lovely old Canarian mansion and is filled with history. The menu features Canarian food with an international flair. Speciality dishes include scallop and asparagus tartlets filled with prawns or salmon and prawn rolls. The prices are slightly higher then most restaurants in the town but the food is of a very high standard. You will find them at Calle Perez Zamora 16 in the old town centre.
Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz in February
If the weather is bit cloudy then a day trip to the nearby town of La Orotava is a wonderful idea. The town has a beautiful historic centre, filled with lovely architecture and you could easily spend a day exploring the old town centre by foot. Don't forget to stop for coffee or a meal in a restaurant on one of the quaint squares.
Your trip to the town should include the Casa Mendez-Fonseca which has a tranquil inner courtyard and a small, quirky museum which has the bonus of local wine tasting. The town has a number of churches the most spectacular of which is Iglesia de la Concepcion which can be seen rising above the town in all its Gothic glory. The town makes a nice break from the beaches.
Parque de Taoro is another nice break from the beaches and a lovely park for a walk if you want to get some exercise in after indulging in the hotel buffet the night before. The park is located at the top of Puerto de la Cruz and the walk to get there is very steep, you might want to take a taxi, but if you do walk the views are worth every step.
The park is serene and beautifully landscaped with small waterfalls hidden among the trees. This is a must see for nature lovers with hundreds of species of sub-tropical and tropical plants along the winding, well maintained pathways. A cafe can be found in the park for that very needed snack or drink to reenergise after a long walk.
Castillo de San Felipe is a defensive tower located at the mouth of the San Felipe River. It was built in 1655 and was in use as a point of military defence from 1655 to 1878. The building has been used as a hospital, storage area, bank and restaurant. In the late 20th century the local council paid for a major refurbishment to change the building into a cultural centre. The exterior has been restored to its original state and the fort is now an interesting place to explore and find out a few details of its military past. Entrance is free.
Casino Puerto de la Cruz or Casino De Taoro is a small casino in the new section of town. If the weather is rainy or if you are feeling lucky this is the best place to play a few games of chance in Puerto de la Cruz. Just remember that you must be over 18 to enter the casino so get a baby sitter or leave the children at a holiday club. The casino has slot machines, American roulette, black jack and poker tournaments. You will find a few bars and restaurants within the casino. The casino is located at Columbus Avenue 1.