Puerto de la Cruz Weather September Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Puerto de la Cruz in September
September is one of the most popular times of the year to visit Puerto de la Cruz, the sea is warm, days are mild and there is very little chance of rain.
The average daily temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius in the beginning of September and cools down to an average of 19 degrees Celsius by the end of the month. In September the average high is a balmy 23 degrees Celsius with an average low of 16 degree Celsius.
The highest recorded temperature during September, in recent years was 36 degrees Celsius and the lowest recorded temperature was a very cold 2 degrees Celsius. The nights are getting cooler so you may want to pack a light sweater if you plan on heading out in the evening.
The average relative humidity in September is around 71%.
Puerto de la Cruz experiences an average of 4.5mm of rain spread out over 4 days. This is the last very dry month of the year in which to visit the resort town. The end of September and going into October sees the start of the rainy months. If you want a higher chance of dry days, you should time you visit to the beginning of September.
Average Sunshine Hours
September sees the average daily sunshine hours drop to 10 from the August high of 11. You will still have plenty of sunny hours to explore the beaches and town. This is a popular month for golfing holidays as there are still plenty of hours of sunshine, the weather is still dry but the days tend to be cooler.
Wind speeds for the month average around 18km/h or 12mph. The highest recorded sustained wind speed in September was 85km/h or 53mph.
The resort is affected by foggy conditions on nine days on average during September. The fog is usually fairly light and clears quickly.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperatures in September are the highest on average for the year. The average sea temperature is very warm 24 degrees Celsius. This should be warm enough for even the most reluctant of swimmers.
Puerto de la Cruz Hotels in September
Puerto Azul Hotel is a four storey hotel situated near the harbour on a charming, pedestrianised street. This is a small and homely hotel with basic facilities. The hotel has a breakfast room, roof terrace, common room and library. The charm of the hotel is its position near the harbour; there are a number of bars and restaurants in the area. The hotel is budget friendly with a single room starting at 27 Euros and a family room at 64 Euros.
Gran Hotel El Tope offers panoramic views of Puerto de la Cruz and the Atlantic Ocean from its vantage point in the hills above the city. All the rooms have balconies with views of the ocean or Mt. Teide. The hotel has a large swimming pool in the middle of a subtropical garden with poolside bar service. On-site you will find a restaurant and two bars situated to take advantage of the views. Gran Hotel El Tope has a gym and wellness centre offering a sauna, Jacuzzi, massage therapy and beautician.
The Hotel Monopol is one of the oldest buildings in Puerto de la Cruz. The three star hotel was once a monastery but was loving reinvented as a hotel more than a hundred years ago. The hotel is spacious inside and filled with every modern amenity you could ask for. The majority of the rooms have old wooden balconies that face towards the ocean. The hotel is a short walk away from Playa Jardin. On-site you will find a heated swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, sun-terraces, lounges, a restaurant and two bars.
Puerto de la Cruz Beach for September
Harbour Beach is exactly as the name describes a small, volcanic, sheltered beach alongside the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz. Half the beach is taken up by small fishing boats that have been pulled into the side. The beach is frequented by locals who like to sunbathe on the harbour walls before jumping into the calm waters. On a windy day this beach is far more sheltered then the other beaches in the area and the harbour offers a calm and safe swimming area. The pebbles on the beach can be uncomfortable to lie on so bring a chair or join the locals on the walls. Alongside the harbour you will find shops, restaurants, bars, public toilets and a children's playground.
Bars and Restaurants
Alberto's Bar Restaurant has one of the most spectacular views on the island from its hilltop terrace which overlooks the ocean. You need to get there early in the evening to secure a good table from which to watch the sunset. The menu is simple and mostly consists of tapas and pizzas. The bar is famous for their Lamuma which is a hot chocolate drink laced with rum and perfect for a chilly evening. The food and drinks are both very reasonably priced but you really go to Alberto's for the view. Calle Malpais 5.
Tasca El Tapeo is a contemporary restaurant hidden in the backstreets of Puerto de la Cruz. The menu has a selection of tapas with an Italian influence such as Gazpacho soup with mango or fried squid and mushrooms. The prices are cheap by normal European standards and a dinner for two with a bottle of wine will be around 40Euros. They have an excellent wine list available. Children will love the tiny tapas size portions and this is considered a child friendly restaurant with class by Tripadvisor reviewers. A bowl of local olives is served on the house to each table. Esquivel 18.
Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz in September
Sothis offers Spainish language courses for holiday makers from beginners to those who just want to brush up on their skills. The courses offered are fun and interactive. You can do an hour course over a cup of coffee or a more intensive week long course. They have two locations in Puerto de la Cruz, one is in the old part of town know as La Paz and the other is at the Hotel Puerto Azul.
Bananera El Guanche is a working banana plantation just outside Puerto de la Cruz. The plantation offers an insight into life in rural Tenerife. There is a small museum of farming attached to the plantation. Tours and tastings are available to the public. There is a farm shop on-site. A free bus to the plantation departs from central Puerto de la Cruz.