What's the weather like in Tenerife in February?
Winter in Tenerife North can be nothing short of fantastic when compared to many other European locations; even mainland Spain. While it helps that the location is an island, the weather is certainly inviting to a winter getaway.
Compared to January, conditions in February are a little drier. The region receives only 30mm of precipitation during the month and with warm temperatures well above freezing, there is no chance for it to turn to snow. Overall, there are only 5 days of the month when rainfall may occur compared to 7 the month before.
A light jacket is still needed, especially during the evening and early morning hours when average overnight lows will dip to 15°C (59°F). However, despite the winter month, average afternoon highs will be very pleasant with temperatures topping out near 21°C (70°F). The average temperature throughout the day is a mild 18°C (64°F) which makes for lovely winter days.
Despite the pleasant afternoon conditions, the water surrounding the island is still too cool to go for a dip. Average water temperatures during this time of the year are only 15°C (59°F).
With very limited rain chances and only 5 days of rain throughout the month, visitors can expect to see a lot of sun on the island. On average, the northern half of the island receives an impressive 8 hours of sunlight per day in February. This equates to plenty of time to enjoy outdoor activities while on vacation.
While temperatures will not vary greatly during a vacation, it is still a good idea to see what the live forecast predicts.
In all, Tenerife makes for a terrific getaway location, especially if one is looking to escape the typical cold winters of continental Europe.
Tenerife Hotels in February
Those looking to take a vacation to Tenerife North in February may want to consider a reservation at Hotel Taburiente. This luxurious hotel offers numerous amenities including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gymnasium. Located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife it is just across from Garcia Sanabria Park, it houses 173 rooms and also offers one of the best restaurants in the city complete with special pricing for guests.
NH Tenerife Hotel
Also in Santa Cruz de Tenerife the NH Tenerife Hotel is a modern property in the heart of the city. There are numerous bars, restaurants and other tourist sites nearby including the auditorium and maritime park. The hotel's 64 rooms include wood floors, a lounge area, air conditioning and free WiFi. There is also a restaurant and rooftop terrace to use while enjoying a drink or a meal.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Mency
The Iberostar Grand Hotel Mency is another great choice when vacationing on the island in February. Located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, this hotel was given a multi million-euro makeover in 2009 and mixes contemporary with colonial style. The rooms are bright and open and offer balconies that overlook the hotel garden or the Ramblas. The hotel also offers one of the best restaurants in the city as well as a large outdoor swimming pool.
Bars and Resaurants
Located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the trendy Noria district offers Los Reunidos as one of the best bars and nightspots in the city. The bar is actually a tapas restaurant early in the evening which then transforms itself into a trendy nightspot for the coolest locals as the evening progresses.
Those looking for some of the best food on the island in February will want to check out Lucas Maes. The menu offers new ideas on traditional Canary specialties by taking the latest in culinary trends and using them to reimagine the typical dishes of the region. Located in La Orotava, the restaurant overlooks Puerto de la Cruz and offers an open kitchen, relaxed atmosphere and four large rooms. This award-winning restaurant also has a large terrace for enjoying a glass of wine while waiting on a table.
While on the island, be sure to try some of the local dishes including rancho canario a soup that contains chicken, pork, thick noodles, potatoes, cabbage, chick peas and carrots.
Things to Do in Tenerife in February
With a water temperature of a brisk 15°C, February is not the month to try and hit the beach unless you are very brave. The good news is that there are still plenty of indoor activities to enjoy during the month.
Museum of Fine Art
One of the more popular museums on the island is the Museum of Fine Art. This free museum is located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and contains 14 rooms housing art ranging over several centuries. The paintings and sculptures come from a wide variety of artists with some dating back 500 years.
Museum of Science and the Cosmos
For visitors who are more interested in the stars and sky rather than art, be sure to check out the Museum of Science and the Cosmos. Located in La Laguna, this museum is great for the entire family and offers numerous interactive displays that take visitors on a journey from their own body to outer space. There are workshops and experiments as well as well-informed guides to help you along your journey through the museum.