Swimming and Sunbathing all Year on Tenerife

Mon, January 5th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery

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.

Let’s start the year in the south where Costa Adeje seamlessly blends into Playa de las Américas. Just to put things into perspective, this is one of Tenerife’s ‘cool’ months.


Playa Troya,January, Costa Adeje, Tenerife


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.


Lago Martianez, February, Puerto de la Cruz, 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.


Playa las Vistas, Los Cristianos, March, Tenerife


Still in the south, in Costa Adeje there’s nearly as many people in the water as on the beach by April.


April, Costa Adeje, Tenerife


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.


Harbour, May, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife


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.


Playa Socorro, Los Realejos,


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.


Del Duque, July, Costa Adeje, Tenerife


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.


Playa del Camison, August, Playa de las Americas, Tenerife


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.


Rock Pools, Garachico, September, Tenerife


Another scorcher of a month, ideal for enjoying some exclusive sunbathing on the golden sands at the hidden away beach below the Ritz-Carton Abama Hotel near Playa San Juan.


Playa Abama, October, San Juan, Tenerife


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.


Playa Torviscas, November, Costa Adeje, Tenerife


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.


San Telmo, December, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife


Posted : Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 10:49 am
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