Puerto de la Cruz Weather March Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Puerto de la Cruz in March
Puerto de la Cruz experiences a very mild beginning of spring with an average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius. The average high is 17 degrees Celsius with an average low of 10 degrees Celsius. The cooler nights mean that you can sleep comfortably with the windows open instead of running air conditioning.
It is worth packing your swimming gear as you might get the odd warm day during your holiday. You might want to pack some warm clothes if you plan on leaving your hotel in the evening. The weather can be a little unpredictable in spring so it's best to be prepared.
The highest temperature recorded in March, in recent years, was 30 degrees Celsius and the lowest recorded temperature was a decidedly chilly -1 degrees Celsius. It is very rare for temperatures to fall below 8 degrees in March but it can happen. The end of March is far warmer and drier then the beginning of the month with the days becoming very pleasant for the beach.
March receives an average of 27mm of rain spread over eight days. You should pack an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case you are caught in an unexpected downpour. Fog affects the resort for about 8 days in the month and is often accompanied by drizzle.
Wind speeds of around 20km/h or 12mph are generally experienced in March although a record wind speed of 69km/h was reached recently.
The humidity level in March averages around 70%.
Average Sunshine Hours
You should experience an average of nine hours of sunshine everyday of your holiday, which will give you plenty of time to lie in the warm sun and soak up some rays. All that sunshine gives you many hours to explore all that Puerto de la Cruz has to offer including some beach time, a game or two of golf or checking out the many historical attractions in the area.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature remains around 19 degrees Celsius. If you are feeling brave you might fancy a swim but for most of the water and air temperatures are still a little bit chilly. If you do go for a swim longer than a few minutes you might want to wear a wetsuit. Surfing and other water sports can be found on the beaches of Puerto de la Cruz if you are interested in getting wet and having an adventure.
Puerto de la Cruz Hotels in March
Bahia Principe San Felipe a luxury family friendly hotel right on the beach. The views from the rooms of the Atlantic Ocean are spectacular. The resort has all you will need with a variety of pools, evening entertainment, a tropical garden to relax in, buffet meals, spa and poolside bar. The resort often runs special offers in early spring. The hotel is right next to Costa Martianez making this the ideal place to stay if you want to visit the pools on a regular basis. Don't miss a treatment at the hotel spa.
Hotel Tigaiga is a 4 star family run hotel near the beach with spectacular views of the mountains. You will find a pool on the edge of the ocean, a bar, restaurant and even tennis courts if you are feeling energetic. This hotel has a proud history as one of the best establishments on the island and they work hard to maintain that level of service. The interiors are modern with historical influences in keeping with the style of the hotel. There are a number of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance.
Bars and Restaurants
Bodega Julian is an authentic Spanish restaurant owned and managed by a husband and wife team. Enjoy live Spanish music while eating dishes such as chicken with a mango and mint dip or cod with sweet potato. The staff will guide you through the different dishes. The restaurant has a warm, homey atmosphere. They are rated in second place on Tripadvisor with a number of excellent reviews. You will find them at C/ Mequinez 20.
Restaurante La Carta specialises in Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist. The restaurant is located in the old section of Puerto de la Cruz and is elegantly decorated in a Colonial style. On the menu you will find interesting items such as tuna fish Carpaccio, lamb in red wine sauce and parfait of figs. The menu is available in Spanish, English and German and they do have a separate children's menu. You will find them at C/ San Felipe, 53. Reservations are recommended and you can book online through their website or Trip advisor.
Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz in March
Museo Arqueologico del Puerto de la Cruz this small museum houses 2600 items from the Guanche culture and is one of the most important museums in the Canary Islands. The museum tells the story of the earliest inhabitants of the islands. The displays are interesting, well thought out and informative. The museum is currently upgrading to become more interactive and encourage children to want to learn about the history of the islands. The museum is the perfect attraction for a rainy day. Look out for planned activities such as talks or interactive clay pot making.
Teide National Park, take advantage of the cooler weather and enjoy a hike in this breathtaking national park. Mount Teide, after which the park is named, is the highest mountain in Spain at a staggering 3718 metres or 12,200 feet. In winter the park is often covered in snow but this has generally cleared by March. You can reach one of the highest peaks by cable car, here you can see views of the summit although you are still about six hours hike from the mouth of the volcano. Guided hikes can be organised to the summit but you need to bear in mind the high level of fitness required to undertake the hike. The views from the cable car and at the peak are spectacular and include Puerto de la Cruz, El Hierro and Gran Canaria.
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Pena Francia, built in 1697, is a Catholic Cathedral containing some of the most venerated images on the island of Tenerife including the Virgin del Carmen in Puerto de la Cruz. The cathedral is a well preserved example of the Roman Tuscan style of church building and includes three naves separated by giant columns. The church contains numerous works of art such as the baroque style sculpture of Our Lady of Sorrows and you will find pieces of art brought from all over the world during Spain's colonial era.