Despite millions upon millions of people having arrived on Tenerife looking ‘sheet of paper white’ and leaving with a far healthier golden complexion whatever month they visit, there are still lots of people who ask ‘can you sunbathe on Tenerife in… (add the month of your choice here)?’
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… and again… and again, the answer is a huge yes. You can sunbathe and swim on any of Tenerife’s coasts during any month of the year.
But instead of rolling out a list of statistics and temperatures, I thought it would be easier to prove it using images.
A good place to recharge the batteries after a night at carnival is Lago Martianez in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife. The big lake at Lago Martianez has the coldest water of any pool I’ve dipped my toes and other parts in, yet here it is on another of the ‘coldest’ months on Tenerife.
Temperatures start to heat up in March as we jump across to the south again for a warm stroll along Playa las Vistas between Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos.
Still in the south, in Costa Adeje there’s nearly as many people in the water as on the beach by April.
Back to Puerto de la Cruz for a swim and a paddle in the historic harbour as the cross on the old customs house is decorated for the Fiesta de la Cruz on the third of May.
Wild waves at the start of summer on Playa del Socorro in Los Realejos prevents serious swimming but it’s good for surfers and cooling down the feet at least.
The time when beaches get really busy as locals decide temperatures are finally hot enough for them to hit beaches like Playa del Duque in Costa Adeje in big numbers.
The bright and colourful parasols tell you who the Spanish sunbathers are on busy beaches during Tenerife’s most sweltering month. This is Playa del Camisón in Las Américas.
The rock pools at Garachico are a popular hot spot in September when there’s hardly a space to be found on the crowd pleasing lava.
When temperatures are plummeting and armies of germs are gathering for a full on assault in Britain, we’re still shedding clothes and keeping the tan topped up on beaches such as Playa Torviscas.
Despite the sunshine, sunbathing and swimwear there is a festive feel on Tenerife, especially in traditional towns like Puerto de la Cruz. And if anyone thinks that celebrating Christmas in warm sunshine on the beach is bizarre you can take it from me, you soon get used to it.
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