Puerto del Carmen Weather April Averages, Canary Islands
- Temperature 19°C 66°F
- High Temperature 23°C 73°F
- Low Temperature 15°C 59°F
- Day Temperature 19.8°C 68°F
- Night Temperature 18.9°C 66°F
- Sunshine Hours 8 hours
- Rainfall 7 mm
- Rainfall Days 4 days
- Sea Temperature 18°C 64°F
What's the weather like in Puerto del Carmen in April
By mid-April, the dust storms have passed and Puerto del Carmen can again look forward to clear skies and warm temperatures.
The average temperature is 14C, which is lower than other Canary Islands (the average temperature in April for Gran Canaria, for example, is 19C). Though daytime temperatures are likely to reach up to 24C; the highest temperature ever recorded at this time is 36C. Usually, however, the cool Canary Current prevents temperatures getting too high.
It is also significantly colder in the evening, when temperatures can drop to as low as 12C; the lowest temperature ever recorded overnight is 5C. Sea breezes are also beginning to pick up at this time, which will make the afternoons and evenings feel even cooler.
With higher temperatures and clear skies in April, the UV level also rises to a 9. The risk is moderate, but on hotter days visitors will need to take all reasonable precautions: wearing sunscreen and a hat, and keeping out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, for example.
The rainy season is well and truly coming to an end and very little rain is expected at this time of year; on average just 7mm over 4 days.
Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature
With the low sea temperatures and moderate temperatures, most visitors to Puerto del Carmen prefer sightseeing, sports and other activities to a beach holiday at this time. Pleasant but not hot, dry conditions and still moderate UV levels make this the perfect time for sports and outdoor activities, island hopping, or exploring further afield.
Puerto del Carmen Hotels in April
The Montana Club is located close to Playa Grande, right in the heart of Puerto del Carmen. The offer a range of suites and apartments, with two outdoor pools (one heated, with a children's section), billiard table and a snack bar and restaurant. The prices are quite reasonable and they offer several off-season deals.
VIK Hotel San Antonio is conveniently located near the sea front, in a quiet area but not too far from the hustle and bustle of the town center. The hotel and grounds are very well maintained, and with two pools and plenty of leisure facilities, the San Antonio is an excellent choice for quieter accommodation.
Bars and Restaurants
La Fabbrica del Gelato on Avenida de las Playas specialises in real Italian icecream. They have a huge range of delicious flavours, and loyal customer base who return year after year. It's definitely worth a visit!
If you're looking for something a little more substantial, do try Emma's Cantina Mexicana. Serving a range of rustic Tex Mex, it's something a little different and the local wine they serve is quite a treat.
La Lanterna is also an excellent choice, if you're looking for something a little more familiar. The Italian menu is very comprehensive and the homemade papardelle with shrimps, courgette and saffron comes highly recommended, and they have a regularly changing specials board that reflects the best available local produce. The prices are also very reasonable.
Things to do in Puerto del Carmen in April
This is an excellent time for diving and other watersports on the island, as those activities don't rely so much on sunshine and warm temperatures, while still getting you out and about on the beach! Manta Diving offers a range of courses and guided dives, for beginners and experts. Their instructors are all PADI qualified divers and there's plenty to see in the beautiful clear waters around Lanzarote's coast! The dive center is located on Calle Juan Carlos, and shouldn't be hard to find.
Going further afield, Timanfaya National Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island; nearly a million people visit the lava scape every year. The views of the spent cones and volcanic landscape are impressive, and several interesting demonstrations of the volcano's heat take place outside the excellent restaurant at the center of the park. For a small fee you can also take a camel ride, just outside the National Park, around a volcano.
For something a little different, visit Casa Jose Saramago in Tias. The house Nobel prize winner Jose Saramago lived in has been well-preserved (it is here he wrote he last two books) and there are several excellent museum installations about the author's life. Tias itself is well worth a visit. The town overlooks Puerto del Carmen and is the chief town of the municipality, so many of the administrative buildings are located here. Tias is one of the oldest towns on the island, and retains an authentic Spanish feel. It also boasts a number of discreet attractions (for example the beautiful Church of Candelaria, built back in 1796). The local Municipal Theatre hosts a range of events, from traditional folklore to classical and modern jazz concerts.
Alternatively, why not try your hand at model plane flying; there is a model plane runway next to the Complejo at Teguise and a few specialist shops in Teguise where you can purchase your plane first! Teguise itself is well worth a visit. On Sunday, the market is very popular and sells everything from handmade local crafts, to high end electronics. Teguise is a very pretty and historic little town, and hours can be spent wandering the cobbled streets and popping in and out of the delightful pavement cafes.
If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, there are two paintballing courses on the island: a hillside course at Lanzarote a Caballo near Uga, and an urban-style course situated next to the Aquapark, in Costa Teguise. You can book a game through Lanzarote a Caballo, or through one of the operators affiliated with your hotel.