What is a Tenerife Winter Like?

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Not only is Tenerife a popular holiday destination for your summer getaways it is also known as an ideal place to get some winter sun. Although there is a small possibility of some rainy days, they are few and far between so you are almost guaranteed a sunshine filled holiday whatever time of year that you decide to visit the well-known Canary Island. More and more people are looking to escape the wet, cold, miserable British winters and with Tenerife only a short 4-hour flight, it has become one of the top winter sun destinations in the world. Popular places to stay in Tenerife, to maximise peoples winter sun experience are Los Cristianos, Las Americas and Costa Adeje, all close to some of the Islands most beautiful beaches, great restaurants and typical tourist havens. Known locally as ‘swallow’s season’ a lot of the older generation migrate to the warmth for the winter season. The south of Tenerife enjoys typical temperatures ranging between 17c and 24c during the winter months. You will find that Santa Cruz, Puerto De La Cruz and other parts of northern Tenerife are cooler. Many people would prefer a sun holiday without the extreme temperatures that come during the summer season. It’s not just the older generation enjoying Tenerife’s winters, families can enjoy days at the beach or by the pool in what they consider more bearable temperatures. People tend to enjoy their time better as it’s not too hot to relax on the sunbed or go exploring around the island. Packing for your holiday during the winter period in Tenerife is very similar to packing for your usual summer holidays. You will still need your summer clothes; shorts, t-shirts, dresses, swim suits, and of course, your sun cream. We would however, suggest some kind of long sleeved top or light weight jacket as the evenings can drop to be a little bit cooler. This can be a relief after a day working on your tan. Talking about your tan, make sure you still use sun protection, just because the sun doesn’t have such an intense heat in the winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be safe. If you want more out of your holiday that just sitting on the beach or by the pool, Tenerife has so much more to offer. The islands attractions are open all year round, including the famous Loro Parque & Siam Park. Even during the winter months Tenerife doesn’t have places that shut down, if anything it is the busiest time for many businesses. There are plenty of excursions you can go on to experience all that Tenerife has to offer – take a boat trip to see the whales and dolphins, go fishing, do a coach trip to see the beautiful Village of Masca or book an evening’s entertainment at the Medieval Nights at San Miguel Castle, plus much, much more. While on your sunny winter holiday, if you are missing the cold weather, Teide is covered with snow during the winter months, mainly between the months of December & March. If you do decide to venture up the beautiful mountain, remember to wrap up. Teide is the highest point in Spain and can drop to those cold minus figures. Take a look at some of the deals on offer to experience a Tenerife winter holiday.