What's the weather like in Tenerife in April?
Spring really begins to be felt as the calendar ticks over from March into April. Temperatures on both land and sea are beginning a slow climb as the months tick by and this time of the year can be a lovely time to visit Tenerife North.
This month also begins to usher in the drier part of the year for the northern half of the island. Rainfall in the previous month was at least 10mm more. However, April has an average monthly rainfall of only 20mm spread over an average of 5 days. This means you are unlikely to be affected by any rainfall on your trip.
Sunlight during the month will also continue to increase to an average of 10 hours of sun each day. Keep in mind that even when it is cloudy, thenorthern half of the island is likely to see at least some sun throughout the daytime hours.
Temperatures in this month are nearly identical to the previous month with average afternoon highs near 22°C (72°F). Combined with the sunshine, afternoons will be very pleasant during this time of the year. Average overnight lows will fall to 16°C (61°F). Overall, the average temperature throughout the day is a pleasant 19°C (66°F), perfect for getting out and about.
Sea temperatures are still on the chilly side during this time of the year. One reason for the chilly conditions is the Canary Current that flows from the north to the south in the vicinity of the island. This current brings with it colder water resulting in cooler sea conditions until well into the summer months. During this time of year, the average sea temperature is still 16°C (61° F). For many, this can be too cold to swim in, but it will be increasing by May and June.
When deciding whether to stay in mainland Spain or in the Canary Islands, be sure to do plenty of research beforehand as conditions may still be cool in continental Europe during this time of the year.
Tenerife Hotels in April
Hotel La Quinta Roja
One of the best hotels to stay in during the month of April is Hotel La Quinta Roja. Located within easy walking distance of Garachico's rock pools, numerous restaurants and Teno Rural Park, this hotel makes an ideal place to stay when visiting Tenerife North. There are only 20 rooms in this quant hotel and be sure to ask for one of the better ones on the second floor. The hotel does provide a breakfast buffet and the staff are some of the friendliest visitors will find.
Finca el Patio de Tita
Another great choice for April is Finca el Patio de Tita. More of an apartment rather than a hotel, there are five apartments overall with one bedroom each in this cozy building. All apartments have their own entrance as well as a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, private bath, digital TV, phone, internet and more. The décor is in a farmhouse style in tune with the laid back nature of the building. The location has fantastic ocean views and is an easy 10-minute drive to Puerto de la Cruz.
Hotel Rural Finca Salamanca
Another good choice is Hotel Rural Finca Salamanca. This 20-room hotel is located Guimar Valley and within a short walk of the black sand beach of El Puertito. The land used to be a sugar plantation, but is now home to bungalows and an on-site restaurant. There is also a pool, lounge and barbeque area for guests.
Tenerife Beach for April
With sea temperatures of 16°C during the month of April, many visitors may decide to skip the surf and just take in the sand. If that is the case, one popular beach is Playa Bollullo. Because is can be very hard to get to, the beach is fairly isolated and off the beaten path for most visitors. However, if visitors don't mind heights, the hike down to the shoreline is worth the effort. Located just two kilometers from Puerto Centre, the beach itself is a gem waiting to be discovered.
Bars and Restaurants
If a visitor is looking for an adult bar that caters to a more mature crowd, then Café Paris and Café de la Noche on Avenida Colon in Puerto de la Cruz is a good choice. This bar also allows for plenty of people watching as the crowd passes by outdoors.
Agora Bar is also a good choice and is tucked away in the fisherman's district of Puerto de la Cruz in Plaza Benito Perez Galdez.
La Taskita De Eduardo
For visitors looking for a good steak, La Taskita De Eduardo is one of the best steakhouses on the island. Located in the small town of Garachico, the restaurant offers succulent steaks and other delicacies. While not inexpensive, visitors appreciate the large plate sizes.
Things to Do in Tenerife in April
One of the hot spots in Tenerife North is the Jardin Botanico. With afternoon high temperatures in April averaging 22°C (72°F), this is the perfect time of the year to enjoy the flowers the island has to offer. For a small fee of only three Euros per person, this garden offers visitors a look at various tropical plants and a stunning experience. Located near the top of La Paz, once inside, the rest of the world seems to fade away.
Those who are looking to explore the regions extensive wines should take the time to visit Monje Winery. Built in 1957, the winery offers tours on a daily basis along with wine tasting. This is a great spot for either one or two people or a group.
While it can depend on the calendar year, Easter often falls in early April. As a part of Catholic Spain, the Canary Islands and Tenerife observe the religious holiday in grand splendor. Palm Sunday and Easter Week are celebrated with costumes, decorations and parades. Often, locals put on plays and processions acting out scenes from the bible and others with religious symbolism. If traveling during April, take time to enjoy these local traditions.