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Tenerife Weather in December, Spain

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    6 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    6 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    56 mm
  • What is Chance of Rain?
    This is based on historical weather data, how many days has it rained in the past during this month over a period of years of recorded weather

    Chance of Rain

    17 %
  • What is Chance of Cloudy Day?
    This is based on the sunshine hours per day minus the daylight hours, if the sunshine hours are less than half of the daylight hours, it is labeled a cloudy day

    Chance of Cloudy Day

    6 %

December, 2024

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What's the Weather Like in Tenerife in December?

December is a relatively cooler month in Tenerife, Canary Islands, but it's still considerably warmer than most of Europe. You can still enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the sea during this time.

Tenerife weather at Christmas 

If you're wondering whether Tenerife is hot during Christmas, then you'll be pleased to know that the average temperature on Christmas Day in 2017 and 2018 was 18°C and 19°C respectively. In 2019, it was even warmer at 22°C. Moreover, all three Christmas Days were sunny throughout the day. were sunny throughout the day. .

How Hot Is Tenerife In December?

The average temperature for the island is 17°C, created by average highs of 20°C during the hottest part of the day and average lows of 14°C in the evening,

Tenerife is an island of extreme microclimates. The south of the island is usually warmer, drier and sunnier than the north in December. 

You can expect the weather to be warmer than the average if you're holidaying in Tenerife South (such as in Playa de Las Americas or Los Cristianos) or cooler if you're holidaying in Tenerife North (such as in Puerto de La Cruz).

Can You Swim In The Sea In Tenerife In December?

Tenerife still enjoys six hours of sunshine a day and a sea temperature of above 18° C, which is warm enough for swimming.

How Wet Is Tenerife In December?

Tenerife experiences hardly any rainfall through the year and December is no exception. 

How Windy Does It Get In Tenerife In December?

Some parts of Tenerife (such as El Medano) tend to be a lot windier, compared to other parts of the island (such as Los Gigantes) so keep this in mind when planning your holiday.

Across the month, the average wind speeds for Tenerife range between light and fresh breezes.

Tenerife Hotels in December

Sunprime Coral Suites and Spa

Sunprime Coral Suites and Spa in Playa de Las Americas is a popular choice for couples looking for accommodation during their holiday in Tenerife. This adults-only hotel is ideally located, close to the Safari Centre where you'll find loads of shops and restaurants, as well as Las Vistas Beach and Playa Izquierda one of the best surfing beaches in the south.

Facilities within the resort include a large outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace, free WiFi access throughout, mini market with international products and gym with state-of-the-art equipment. Most guests agree that the highlight of the hotel is the spa. 

Iberostar Bouganville Playa

Also in Playa de Las Americas, Iberostar Bouganville Playa is the perfect hotel for families who want everything they could possibly need close to hand. This four-star resort is located just steps away from Playa del Bobo beach and boasts two buffet restaurants with show cooking and Canarian cuisine, four bars, well-equipped gym, WiFi access, beauty salon and loads of sports facilities.

For children, there are several swimming pools, various kids' clubs for different ages, playground, children's menus in the onsite restaurants and babysitting services. 



Tenerife Beach for December

Playa Las Gaviotas

Approximately 10km further north from Las Teresitas beach in Santa Cruz is Playa Las Gaviotas. This beach is a challenge to get to, but its secluded location has made it one of the most popular naturist beaches on the island, with the dark volcanic sand Tenerife is known for.

Due to its remote location, you won't find any facilities here, apart from some parking spaces and a small snack kiosk which sells basic Canarian food and drink. The waves at this beach can get very large at times, making it a popular hotspot for surfers. But when surfing conditions are optimal, swimming is usually too dangerous. So if you see surfers heading into the water, make sure you get out!

Lago Martianez

The beach in front of the Lago Martianez swimming pools in Puerto de la Cruz is known as Playa Martianez and it's one of the calmest and safes beaches you'll find in the north of Tenerife. This is due to half of the beach being protected by a rocky breakwater, making it safe enough for swimmers and providing snorkelers with loads to see underwater.

Although there are very minimal services and facilities on this black sandy beach, you'll find plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants and mini markets just a short walk away in the centre of the resort.

El Bullullo

Surrounded by cliffs El Bollullo beach is in the northern tip of the Island. The beach is surrounded by stunning scenery and is completely unspoilt and natural. The sea is pristine however strong currents can make it less kid friendly. The  beauty of this isolated spot make this beach well worth a visit. 

Things to do in Tenerife in December

For some Christmas spirit, enjoy the festive decorations that are placed throughout many of the island's towns such as La Laguna, a well-visited northeastern town that holds an annual Christmas market. Also, take a trip on a cable car up to Mount Teide for a stunning, snowy landscape; perfect for this time of year!

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Pena Francia

Lovers of history and architecture won't want to miss the chance to visit Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Pena Francia in Puerto de la Cruz. This church is one of the most-visited sites in the resort and it's surrounded by small gardens with benches. The statues and the decorations here are some of the finest on the island and there is a number of cafes nearby where you can enjoy a refreshing drink as you watch the world go by.

Las Agulias

In the South of the Island and within easy reach of Los Cristianos. Las Aguilas translates into The EaglesLas Aguilas is a zoological and botanical garden is renowned for its outdoor birds of prey show. The gardens are surrounded by lush green plants, it is host to a large variety of big cats, lemurs, and monkeys.

A useful Website for Tenerife and the Canary Islands is Canarian Calling, check it out 

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Tenerife Events December

Annual Event

25 Dec 2024
25 Dec 2024

Christmas 🗓

Most towns on Tenerife put up some sparkly lights during Christmas and New Year. For festive displays that will blow you away, head to the bigger traditional towns and cities. After dark there's a buzzing Christmas atmosphere in places like Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava, La Laguna and Santa Cruz where, as well as a wonderland of lights, there are full Xmas programmes that include live bands and even carol singers.


31 Dec 2024
31 Dec 2024

New Years Eve 🎡

As well as Christmas, Tenerife also celebrates New Year’s Eve in December. On the night of the 31st, huge street parties are held throughout many resorts, including Los Cristianos, Los Gigantes and El Medano, when locals and tourists come together to celebrate. There are usually several music concerts held in the town squares, as well as a variety of food and drink available from kiosks in the area. The highlight of the evening is the spectacular firework displays held at midnight, followed by more partying until dawn.