What is Tenerife Like in August?

Wed, August 3rd, 2011 - By Jack Montgomery

The hottest month of the year on Tenerife sees open air concerts and fiestas galore. But these aren’t always widely known about by visitors to Tenerife as many take place in and around the capital, Santa Cruz and in northern towns like Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz where even cinema audiences head outdoors to watch movies on the beach.



Weather on Tenerife in August
Temperatures stay at around the 30C mark throughout the month even in the hills. Whilst it’s hot, hot, hot temperatures rarely reach unbearable levels like in Egypt or even parts of mainland Spain; one of the reasons why it’s the most popular month for Spanish holidaymakers to visit. Rain is rare and although that’s a plus for sun-seeking holidaymakers, the risk of forest fires is at its highest. Often picnic zones are closed to the public during August because of this.

How Busy is Tenerife in August?
Upwards of half a million visitors descend on Tenerife in August. A high percentage of these are Spanish with British visitors following closely behind. Germans make up the third largest group, but their numbers are tens of thousands behind the Brits and Spanish. August is also a popular month with the Dutch and Italians.

What’s Happening on Tenerife in August?

Fiestas on Tenerife in August
Nuestra Señora de Candelaria – celebrations on the 14th and 15th in honour of the Canary Islands’ patron saint are a seriously big deal. Thousands of pilgrims make their way from around Tenerife to converge on Candelaria for the party.

Hearts of Tejina – A small town near La Laguna with a big heart…3 of them to be precise. Townspeople construct giant hearts out of fruit and pastries then erect them on poles in front of the church before proceeding to shout abuse at rival hearts. It’s a bit of bizarre fun on the 28th.

Romería de San Roque – beautifully decorated carts pulled by oxen trundle through the streets of pretty Garachico handing out food and wine to anyone who turns up.

Fireworks in Alcalá – It’s only a short drive from the south west resorts of Playa de la Arena, Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago to the Virgen del Candelaria celebrations in Playa San Juan (2nd to 9th) and Alcalá where the firework display on 15th August is a popular annual event with visitors and residents.

Concerts & Music Festivals on Tenerife in August
Chenoa – the top female Spanish singer performs a free concert in Playa San Juan on 8th.

Folklore Festival – in El Médano features music and dance from around the world between 19th and 21st…and again it’s free.

Mumes – more world music from 7 bands from beneath the Tenerife Auditorium in Santa Cruz on the 6th. Tickets €18.

DJ Tiesto & Friends –  an all night rave at Golf Costa Adeje also on the 6th. Tickets from €35.

Summer Moon Party – in the stunning Lago Martiánez in Puerto de la Cruz with a host of DJs pumping out the sounds till dawn on…you guessed it…6th august. Tickets €18.

For some serious headbanging, then Goymer Fest in Puertito de Güimar is the place to be on the 20th. There are loads of rocking local bands and it’s free.

Posted : Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 am
Category : festivals & carnivals
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