Tenerife north Weather October Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Tenerife in October?
While not a noticeable difference, October can be a time for change in and around Tenerife North. It is during this time of the year that temperatures both on land and sea begin to cool off just slightly and the amount of rain begins to tick upward yet again. However, the region can still be a terrific place to visit at this time of the year.
Despite ocean temperatures getting cooler in the Atlantic Ocean, it is still possible to swim during the month. Average sea temperatures are down to 22°C (72°F), however, this is still pleasant enough for a long swim.
On land, temperatures this month are also headed downward, but visitors will still be comfortable without a light jacket both in the daylight and at night. Average afternoon highs can reach 26°C (79°F). While this temperature is several degrees lower than the hottest temperatures of the year in August, they are still warm enough for shorts and short sleeves. Average overnight lows will dip to a pleasant 20°C (68 F). The average temperature of both the afternoon highs and overnight lows on a daily basis for the month is 23°C (73°F) which is very mild for autumn.
Rainfall amounts begin to pick up again as the seasons begin to change. With this change, can also come some brief, heavy downpours. The average amount of rain for the month is a manageable 20mm spread over an average of 5 days. Sunlight is also still present with most days seeing an average of 8 hours of basking sun.
With pleasant weather conditions and mainly dry days, late summer/early fall is still a great time to plan a vacation to the northern part of the island. In fact, as weather begins to turn more unpredictable in mainland Spain at this time of the year, the weather is still remarkably consistent on Tenerife.
Tenerife Hotels in October
October vacations can be made complete by picking the correct hotel. One winner in Puerto de la Cruz is Hotel Tigaiga. This four-star, family friendly hotel is located within walking distance of the center of town as well as Playa Jardin and Lago Martianez. There are 76 rooms on four floors and the hotel underwent a renovation completed in early 2015. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna and views from throughout the property.
Hotel Riu Garoe
Hotel Riu Garoe is another high-quality hotel located in Puerto de la Cruz that offers entertainment, complete services and wonderful facilities for each of its guests. The hotel has views of the surrounding water as well as a freshwater pool, indoor pool and an award-winning buffet. Perfect for a quick getaway or a family vacation there are various gaming tables and courts as well as nightly entertainment.
Diverhotel Tenerife Spa and Garden
For those looking for fun throughout the day and for all members of the family, Diverhotel Tenerife Spa and Garden is a great choice. There are several different room styles to choose from and all rooms come with a balcony or terrace, air conditioning and satellite TV. Overall, the resort offers a courtesy bus to nearby towns, themed outdoor pools, children's pool, gardens and pool-side hammocks.
Tenerife Beach for October
October is the last month of the year that visitors can enjoy the surf without the water being too cold. Sea surface temperatures during the month see an average of 22°C (72°F). After October, sea temperatures will begin to dip as winter settles in.
Like many other beaches around Tenerife North, Playa Benijo in Anaga is not easy to get to, but is still a favorite for both locals and tourists. The views are stunning from both the top of the cliffs as well as along the black sand beach. The waves may be a little too strong for those who are not strong swimmers, but visitors can still soak up plenty of rays. There is just one road leading in and the entire beach is still wild and natural. Visitors can access it by going down a steep staircase.
Bars and Restaurants
Restaurant Bodega Vargas
Worth a drive for dinner is Restaurant Bodega Vargas located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. With friendly owners and a staff, the restaurant has an extensive wine list as well as a mainly meat based menu. Despite the excellent food, the prices are not outrageous and the view is outstanding.
Those looking for Italian food may want to look up Lava Beach in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The food is all freshly made is sold at very reasonable prices. This is a great place to unwind with a glass of wine and locally sourced dishes.
If the club scene is more your thing, check out Vampis located in Puerto de la Cruz. It is packed between midnight and three a.m.
Things to Do in Tenerife in October
Fiesta de Los Remedios
In October, the town of Buenavista del Norte, set on the northwestern coast of Tenerife, celebrates its Fiesta de Los Remedios. While it may be a trek from the other cities of Tenerife North, this festival celebrates the town's patron saint. To honor their patron saint, the town celebrates with fireworks, live music, feasts and dancing.
Rural Parque de Anaga
With temperatures in the afternoon of 26°C (79°F) and 8 hours of sunlight a day, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. Located in the center of the northernmost part of Tenerife, the Rural Parque de Anaga is a natural park with a tremendously lush forest. Ideal for hiking, this park is filled with trails winding up and down hills and through dense trees. There are even 26 villages located throughout the park that house over 2,000 people. If you make the trip to the park, bring water and a map to stay hydrated and on track.