What is Tenerife Like in March?

Fri, March 2nd, 2012 - By Jack Montgomery

Spring is in the air in March on Tenerife as the month progresses, wild flowers bloom and the temperatures begin to rise to almost perfect levels during the day. It’s a busy time in resorts even though in traditional towns residents are recovering from the excesses of carnival. Days are warm but nights are still cool, so don’t forget to pack a light jacket.



Weather on Tenerife in March
The month when winter on Tenerife (such as it is) is normally banished and spring is welcomed with a slight rise in temperatures. There can be occasional rain and windy weather as one season is replaced by another but generally this is a month when the flowers bloom and daytime temperatures head from low 20s towards perfect mid 20s in coastal areas. They’ll bask there gloriously until shooting upwards again for summer. It’s also one of the months that brings a seasonal change in the tides with lively, roaring seas often providing a spectacular end to March.

How Busy is Tenerife in March?
Despite residents in northern parts of Tenerife going into semi-hibernation to recover from the excesses of carnival, visitors to Tenerife in March can rise by 10% or more to over 350,000 making it one of the most popular months of the year with holidaymakers. Whilst the number of visitors from a lot of European countries remain similar to February, there’s an increase in German visitors. But by far the biggest jump is amongst Irish visitors who almost double in volume and the British who once again dominate the sunbeds with around 140,000 of them swapping the UK for Tenerife.



Fiestas on Tenerife in March
Occasionally carnival on Tenerife falls in March, but in 2012 the main carnivals took place toward the end of February in Tenerife’s traditional towns. From then on not a lot happens on the fiesta front until Easter. The good news for visitors to southern resorts is places like Los Gigantes and Los Cristianos hold their carnivals after the big northern ones are over. So anyone visiting Playa de la Arena, Los Gigantes or Puerto Santiago is in for some carnival fun between 29th February and 5th March whilst people in Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas get to make up and taste the carnival spirit in Los Cristianos during the following weekend. Carnival also begins in El Médano on the same weekend.

Concerts & Music Festivals on Tenerife in February
It’s worth taking a look at History; a musical extravaganza which makes a bold attempt at covering the history of popular music through the ages with 30 artists from 14 countries performing music from Bach to Beyonce, Strauss to Sinatra and Puccini to Pink Floyd as well as a whole load more. The show is on at the Magma Arte & Congress Centre in Costa Adeje on 3rd March and then on 10th and 11th March at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz.



As it’s St Patrick’s Day on the 17th, there will of course be celebrations and theme nights in Irish Bars mainly in resorts in the south of Tenerife.

Posted : Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 11:48 am
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