What is Tenerife Like in June?

Wed, June 8th, 2011 - By Jack Montgomery

Most of us know that Tenerife is a year-round holiday destination where the weather varies very little between winter and summer. That, my friends, is a myth.


It’s true that Tenerife enjoys year-round good weather and, unlike most holiday destinations, there’s never a time when the island has a ‘closed’ season as such. But the weather does change with the seasons as does the type of visitors you’re likely to encounter  and what’s likely to be going on when you get here.

So what does the month of June hold for visitors to Tenerife?

Weather on Tenerife in June
In coastal areas the temperatures stay around the very pleasant mid 20s. It feels perfect, but it can be so delicious on the skin that there’s a danger of overdoing it; lobster looks are very easy to come by. June is the start of the dry season…or more accurately the very dry season, so rain is a rarity on the coasts. For example, it rained quite heavily during the Corpus Christi celebrations in La Orotava in 2010 – it was the first time that had happened since the 1940s. Anyone heading up into the hills or to Mount Teide will find it a bit cooler. It’s great weather for walking on Tenerife, but not for strolling around tourist hot spots in flip flops, shorts and skimpy T-shirts.

How Busy is Tenerife in June?
June is a bit of a transitional month when it comes to tourism on Tenerife. The Northern European visitors depart after Easter and there’s a bit of a lull, relatively speaking, before mainland Spanish visitors boost the numbers on the beaches from late June onwards.



What’s Happening on Tenerife in June?
June is one of the best months to visit Tenerife in terms of what’s going on. Some of the best fiestas and music festivals take place during the month. Here are our recommendations.

Fiestas on Tenerife
Corpus Christi – The streets of La Orotava are decorated with flower carpets and an elaborate, record-beating sand tapestry is created in the plaza in front of the town hall. It is a magical and stunningly beautiful fiesta (30th).

Fiestas de San Juan – Midsummer madness takes place in the form of beach parties and goat bathing. The best parties, with live bands and theatrical displays, are at Puerto de la Cruz and San Andrés near Santa Cruz. Don’t forget to take your swimming costume as midnight bathing is expected (23rd & 24th).


Concerts & Music Festivals on Tenerife
Santa Blues – Three nights of cool, hot blues in Tenerife’s capital city, Santa Cruz (23rd to 25th).

Starmus Festival – Brian May and Tangerine Dream take part in a festival that pays homage to the stars and pioneering astronauts like Yuri Gagarin at the Magma Centre in Costa Adeje (20th to 25th).

Charmaine Neville – The talented sister of the famous Neville Brothers jazzes up the Leal Theatre in La Laguna (18th).

European Music Day – Seven bands rock the Castillo de San Felipe in Puerto de la Cruz (25th).

Platano Rock – Four bands play a free concert in the lovely Noria district of Santa Cruz (18th).

With all those going on it makes you wonder why Tenerife’s not jam-packed with tourists in June.

Posted : Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
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