What's the weather like in Tenerife in May
While the previous month starts to usher in some drier conditions, it is May when the region truly enters the driest part of the year. The drier conditions can make this month an ideal time to visit Tenerife North as visitors are almost guaranteed good weather to spend outdoors taking in the sights.
Overall, the month only receives and average of 10mm of precipitation spread out over only 3 days. This means that the vast majority of the month is sunny and dry with an average of an impressive 11 hours of sunlight per day allowing for plenty of time outside.
Travelers during this time of the year will experience some very pleasant weather conditions. Most of the time, there is little variation in temperature from the overnight lows to the afternoon highs. This is due to the influences of the nearby sea that keep temperatures fairly steady. Monthly average afternoon highs are 23°C (73°F). Visitors can definitely pack shorts or short sleeves for the afternoon, but longer sleeves will be needed in the evening hours with average overnight lows of 17°C (63°F). The daily average for this time of the year is 20°C (68°F) on any given day.
During this time of the year, the Atlantic Ocean begins to warm and sea temperatures are now hovering near 18°C (64°F). While still on the cool side, it is now possible for more people to be comfortable going for a swim after enjoying the nearby beaches. Additionally, the air blowing over the warmer water allows for warmer conditions on shore.
In order to help plan a trip more effectively in terms of what to pack, be sure to consult the 14-day forecast to make sure there are no weather surprises in store.
Tenerife Hotels for May
Hotel Emblematico San Marcos
If visitors are looking for one of the best hotels on the island, then look no further than Hotel Emblematico San Marcos. Housed in an 18th century mansion that has been extensively restored, all rooms look out over a volcano sea lane through banana plantations. Located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the hotel is in the heart of shopping and tourist locations.
Hotel San Roque
Another great hotel for a May vacation is Hotel San Roque. With 20 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, seaside location, art gallery and rooftop terrace there is a lot to like about this hotel. Located in the village of Garachico, the hotel sits in the shadow of Teide and is in and 18th century manor house. Complete with an on-site restaurant, visitors can also expect rooms with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a Jacuzzi bathtub.
Hotel Puerto Palace
Hotel Puerto Palace is also a wonderful place to spend some time while on a late spring holiday. This four-star hotel is located in a quiet area of Puerto de la Cruz and is close to numerous shops, restaurants and tourist spots. With a heated pool, children's pool and saltwater pool with a waterfall, there is an outdoor spot for everyone to enjoy. The hotel also boasts restaurants, bars and nightly entertainment for fun for the whole family.
Tenerife Beach for May
Playa del Roque de las Bodegas
While on holiday, be sure to take a trip to the Playa del Roque de las Bodegas, a popular beach with both sandy and rocky stretches. The beach has changing areas, a pier to walk onto or even fish and easy access to local eateries. This beach is located between Taganana and another coastal village so visiting it is a great way to explore the local countryside and then see where the road takes you.
Bars and Restaurants
Meson el Montesario
For a change from the fish that is so popular on the island, visitors may want to consider Meson el Montesario. Located in Los Realejos, this restaurant offers reasonable prices, large portions and a wide selection of meat dishes. Full of atmosphere, this is one restaurant that shouldn't be missed
However, if visitors are looking for more traditional fare, then be sure to try pollo al salmorejo. This traditional dish features marinated chicken cooked with garlic, black pepper, salt, oregano, cumin, vinegar, white wine, paprika, thyme and olive oil.
Maison Belge and La Ventita
For a late night or after dinner drink in Puerto de la Cruz, be sure to visit La Maison Belge with its large selection of beers. For a good glass of wine, don't pass up La Ventita.
Things to Do in Tenerife in May
Golf La Rosaleda
For golfers, one of the best spots on the island is Golf La Rosaleda. With the weather turning warm in May and average afternoon highs of 23°C (73°F) along with 11 hours of sunlight a day, this time of the year is a great one to be hitting the links. With magnificent views from its nine holes, this course is great for both beginners and the more experienced golfer. Located just five minutes from Puerto de la Cruz, this golf course is one not to be missed.
Castillo de San Miguel
For visitors looking to get out over the open water, one of the best ways to do so is by taking a sailing experience. In Castillo de San Miguel, one of the most unique ways to see the island of Tenerife is by boat. This charter adventure is one that can't be missed. Visit this website to find out more.
Fiestas de la Cruz
In May, Tenerife celebrates the Fiestas de la Cruz, or Festivals of the Cross, and Fiestas de Mayo, or May Festivals. On May 3rd, local celebrate the month with fireworks to remember a battle fought in 1494. This fireworks festival is regarded as one of the most significant and important throughout Europe.