Puerto de la Cruz Weather October Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Puerto de la Cruz in October
October is the start of autumn in Puerto de la Cruz with days getting cooler as the month progresses. The average temperature in October is 18 degrees Celsius with an average high of 21 degrees Celsius and an average low of 15 degrees Celsius.
The highest recorded temperature for October in recent years was 33 degrees Celsius and the lowest was 2 degrees Celsius. The cooler temperatures mean that if you should pack a warm jacket and long pants if you plan to go out at night. The days are still warm enough to spend the day soaking up some sunshine.
Average Sunshine Hours
The average number of hours of sunshine in October is 9 hours. There are still enough sun filled hours to explore the town but the sun sets early in the evening so you need to get to a bar a bit earlier if you want to watch the sunset with a drink in your hand.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature averages around 24 degrees Celsius in October making this one of the warmest months to go swimming in Puerto de la Cruz. This is a great month for swimming and surfing as the beaches are fairly empty as the summer crowds have left.
The relative humidity level averages around 74% during the month.
In October the average rainfall increases to 19.8mm spread over an average of eight days. This is still one of the drier months and with the crowds gone and the cooler weather this is the most popular month of the year for golf holidays.
Puerto de la Cruz is affected by foggy conditions for 7 days on average in October. The fog usually clears by mid-morning but can return in the early evening at this time of the year.
The average sustained wind speed in October is 16km/h or 10mph. The highest recorded wind speed for the month was 56km/h or 35mph. The winds tend to bring rain and cold fronts from October into December instead of the hot winds from the desert that typically blow in the summer months.
Puerto de la Cruz Hotels in October
Apartamentos RF Bambi is a basic apartment hotel just 50 metres walk from Playa de San Telmo and 300 metres from pools at Lagos Martianez. On-site you will find a swimming pool and a buffet style restaurant. The rooms are basic but adequate with a small kitchen and seating area in all of them. The apartments range in size from single rooms to three bedrooms with a balcony. You will find a number of bars, shops and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. There is no parking available at the hotel so will need to make other arrangements if you have a car.
Best Semiramis has one of the most amazing locations of any hotel in the world. It is built on a cliff and every room has balcony with a view straight out to sea. This luxury hotel offers a restaurant (formal dress required), a buffet restaurant with a display kitchen, heated pool, gym and spa. The hotel is lavishly decorated and the hotel staff will go out of their way to make sure that you have the ultimate luxury stay.
Hotel Tenerife Ving is a mid-range 3 star hotel consisting of 122 apartments and located 200 metres walk from Playa Jardin. This is a very family friendly hotel with an outdoor pool, large children's playground, buffet style restuarnt, bar/cafe, snack bar with a terrace and a 24 hour mini market. The apartments have a lounge, separate bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and a large furnished terrace.
Puerto de la Cruz Beach for October
Playa San Marcos is a remote beach to the North of Puerto de la Cruz. Here you will find just over 500 metres of dark volcanic sand with rocky cliffs on each side. The beach has a small car park with public toilets. There are no facilities on the beach and no hire places or lifeguards. Across the road from the beach you will find a small selection of bars and restaurants. This beach is frequented by locals and has a very authentic Canarian ambience.
Restaurante Punta Brava is a country kitchen style restaurant serving authentic Canarian food as well as some dishes to suit the less adventurous. They are situated across the road from Loro Parque making this the ideal place for dinner after a long day in the park. The prices are very reasonable making this an affordable alternative to the restaurants in the park. The decor is in a rustic country style with high beams and arches. The menu includes basic dishes such as pork fillet with caramelised onion, salmon and goats cheese salad and a very good fried chicken with chips. They are situated at Calle Bencomo 64.
Bars and Restaurants
Delizia, il gelato che ti vizia is gelato shop situated at Calle San Juan 4. This small and unassuming gelato shop is the perfect stop for a sweet treat on the way back to your hotel after dinner or when you get too hot at the beach. The gelato is made on the premises and they will take you to show you the process if you ask. Children will love seeing how the gelato is made. They have a range of 30 gelato flavours including pear, Kinder Bueno, peanut, mixed fruit and Oreo. They are open till late at night.
Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz in October
Dive Centre Atlantik is a diving school and dive centre in Puerto de la Cruz. They offer the whole range of PADI courses from Open Water to Instructor level. They are a 5 star rated dive resort. Certified divers can experience a number of wreck dives and night dives as well a variety of interesting reefs created by volcanic activity.
Lakshmi Original fish spa offers an alternative spa experience in Puerto de la Cruz. The signature treatment is a fish manicure or pedicure, a treatment that involves small, harmless fish nibbling the dead skin off your feet or hands. The treatment leaves your skin silky soft and is very relaxing. The spa offers a number of other treatments such as facials, waxes and massages. The prices are very reasonable and the spa is a relaxing escape.