What's the weather like in Tenerife in July?
Summer officially arrives to the island in the month of July. The average afternoon high temperatures and overnight lows as well as sea temperatures continue to rise and the weather remains dry.
Temperatures this month are not quite the warmest of the year, but they are close. Average afternoon highs for Tenerife North during the month are 28°C (82°F). Temperatures will remain quite warm even after the sun goes down with average overnight lows of 21°C (70°F). It is during this time of the year that jackets can definitely be left at home. Overall, the average daily temperature is a very mild 25°C (76°F) perfect for enjoying all the resort has to offer.
Visitors may be able to leave the jackets at home, but they will need some sunscreen as the sun shines for an average of 13 hours every day on the island, this is the annual peak for sunshine. With so much sun, there is very little rain for the month on the northern half of the island. Rainfall amounts continue to be very low for the third month in a row and average only 10mm. All of that rain will fall in less than a day allowing for plenty of dry days to enjoy being outside.
The sea temperatures are also now beginning to catch up with the warmer air temperatures and are definitely warm enough for a long swim. At 24°C (75°F), the water is more like bathwater. The warm waters combined with the warm air, make this time of year an excellent one to hit the beach. However, due to the warmer conditions, there will be a stronger sea breeze, especially in the late afternoon, making some of the seaside regions very breezy.
Current conditions on Tenerife North are always available as well as a 14-day forecast to help any visitor plan their perfect vacation.
Tenerife Hotels in July
Beatriz Atlantis and Spa Hotel
Those looking for a nice hotel in Tenerife North during July may want to consider the four-star Beatriz Atlantis and Spa Hotel. Located in Puerto de la Cruz and only minutes from restaurants, shopping and much more. The hotel offers a fresh water swimming pool along with a children's pool, buffet restaurant and two bars.
Gran Hotel el Tope
Another choice in Puerto de la Cruz is the Gran Hotel el Tope. Surrounded by lovely gardens and green vegetation, this hotel is within a stone's throw of the ocean and offers a swimming pool as well as a swimming pool bar.
Club La Paz
Visitors who want something different from the typical hotel may want to consider Club La Paz. These one-bedroom apartments are located in an ideal area of Puerto de la Cruz and have large clean rooms. The apartments are located in a quiet part of the city making it an ideal space to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
Tenerife Beach for July
With water temperatures climbing to 24°C (75°F), July is the perfect time to hit the beach for a lengthy swim. Additionally, with Tenerife North receiving 13 hours of sun each day, there is also plenty of time to sit on the sand and catch some rays.
If visitors want to go where the locals go to soak up the sun, head to Playa Socorro. As one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, it is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trouble. This area is also very popular with surfers who find it a little calmer than the area at Playa Jardin. The best time to visit this location is in summer while the beach is still sandy and not covered in rocks as it can be in the winter months.
Bars and Restaurants
La Tejas Verde
One of the more popular night spots in Puerto de la Cruz is La Tejas Verde. However, it can be hard to get into because of its popularity, so it is a good idea to go as early as possible to get a seat.
Another great spot for live jazz is Abaco. Also located in Puerto de la Cruz, it is one of the best looking bars on the island and is situated inside an 18th century mansion.
One small restaurant not to be missed in Puerto de la Cruz is Vista Avilla. Small and cozy, this restaurant offers excellent food and service that will have visitors coming back for more.
Things to Do in Tenerife in July
One of the best things to do in July is get outdoors and explore the island on foot. With temperatures near 28°C (82°F), it is not too warm to get out and go for a guided hike or walk. The Tenerife Hiking company is based in Santa Cruz and offers fully tailored walks lead by multi-lingual guides as well as hiking and even camping adventures.
Every July 25th, the island celebrates a festival that English travelers may not feel like participating in. On this day, they celebrate Spain's victory over Horacio Nelson, who laid siege to the city of Santa Cruz and failed, and even lost his arm.
If celebrating an English military loss is not your style, there are Fiestas del Carmen throughout the month as well. These festivals involve effigies being carried out to sea to bless the local fishermen.