Puerto de la Cruz Weather January Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Puerto de la Cruz in January
January is probably the coldest time of the year to visit Puerto de la Cruz but that does mean lower hotel prices and less crowded beaches. The Mediterranean climate results in lots of sunshine, mild temperatures and plenty of rain.
In January the average temperature is around 12 degrees with an average high of 14 degrees Celsius and an average low of 9 degrees Celsius. The temperature at the start of January will be about 1 degree cooler then the end of January.
The average humidity level sits around 75%.
Wind speeds in January are normally around 18km/h or 11mph. The highest wind speed in recent years for January was 70km/h or 44mph.
January has an average of six foggy days.
Average Sunshine Hours
The cooler days mean you might want to pack long trousers and a light sweater as well as your swimming costume. You are unlikely to want to swim but you need the costume for long days lying on the beach or next to the pool soaking up some sunshine. Yes, you will get sunshine even in January. Puerto de la Cruz experiences an average of eight hour of sunshine which is about twice the average for London at this time of year.
Puerto de la Cruz experiences about 29mm of rain spread out over nine days in January so you have a very good chance of sunny days for beach time or a game of golf. If you do experience bad weather there are plenty of other things to keep you busy. You should pack some waterproof clothing in case you get caught in a downpour.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature is a mild 20 degrees Celsius so you might want to dip your toes in the water as you stroll along the beach. It is advised that you use a wetsuit if you want to swim or scuba dive.
January might be winter but the weather is still fairly mild and humid making this a great winter escape to the sunshine.
Puerto de la Cruz Hotels in January
Puerto de la Cruz offers a wide variety of accommodation to suit every budget from self-catering apartments to back packers to luxury five star hotels. In January many of the hotels offer special rates as this is the low season. If you look around you should be able to get a great deal.
Apartmentos Casablanca is situated in the new area of town a few blocks back from the beach. The hotel offers amazing views of the ocean from most of the rooms. They offer family-friendly accommodation in standard rooms, suites and self-catering apartments. On-site you will find a number of pools, restaurants, a games room and children's play area.
Hotel Botanico is one of the top one hundred hotels in the world and if you are looking for luxury on your holiday then this is the place to stay. The hotel offers a wide range of luxury suites to suit your needs. At the hotel you will find pools, restaurants and a spa. Don't miss the indulgent Japenese Spa journey for complete stress relief. The hotel is situated on the beach front in the new area of Puerto de la Cruz.
Bars and Restaurants
Bambi Gourmet is the number one restaurant in Puerto de la Cruz according to Tripadvisor. The menu features Romanian fusion Cuisine and has interesting items such as pork cheek goulash, garlic octopus and duck risotto. They have a children's menu available and the prices for all the meals are reasonable. The restaurant is situated at Calle Enrique Talg 15. Inside you will find a cosy bar and welcoming restaurant.
Restaurant Tambo is situated on the beachfront and offers some of the best ocean views of any restaurant in Puerto de la Cruz. You will find a lovely outdoor terrace to enjoy the views from if the weather is good. They are offer an interesting seafood based menu with dishes such as grilled fish and chips or octopus stew for the more adventurous. The address for the restaurant is Calle Anaterve 1 / Plaza Manuel Ballestero.
Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz in January
Puerto de la Cruz has a more serene and relaxing atmosphere then the rest of Tenerife.
Jardin de Orquideas de Sitio Litre is a beautiful garden and colonial house. The site has been continuously owned by British Families since 1774 and the house has been host to a number of famous visitors such as Sir Richard Burton and Agatha Christie, who penned her novel, The mysterious Mr. Quinn, while staying at the house. The house remains a private residence but visitors are welcome to walk around the tranquil gardens. The gardens are tranquil escape from the beaches, hotels and swimming pools.
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo was recently re-opened after being closed for over forty years. The museum houses one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Spain and features the works of artists such as Oscar Dominguez and Juan Ismael. The museum is free and is located just above the Tourist Information office in downtown Puerto de la Cruz. The museum is not open on Mondays and has evening opening hours only on Fridays. You may need a guide or guidebook as there are very few English explanations or interpretations to accompany the artworks.
Puerto Pesquero (Fishermen's Quay) is a 17th century port that was once the centre and most important part of the town. It was an important trading port for the island of Tenerife. Now the port is mainly used by local fisherman and tourist boats. This is great place to find a selection of sunset cruises on a clear evening. On weekends the town gathers at the point to celebrate one of the many fiestas or just to relax. During the week current Hollywood movies are shown on a giant projector most nights for free. Grab a warm jacket and enjoy watching a movie under the stars.