What is Tenerife Like in September?

Fri, September 2nd, 2011 - By Jack Montgomery

September might be the end of summer but in Tenerife all that means is that the temperature drops slightly to more bearable levels. There is often a wonderful clarity to the light in September, the scenery seems sharper as the haziness of the summer months dissipates so it’s a great month for photographing landscapes. There are loads of fiestas and concerts and, as it is a bit of a transitional month in terms of visitors, there’s also more space on the beaches.

Weather on Tenerife in September
Temperatures drop a couple of degrees to the upper 20s celsius and rain is rare. In many ways September is the perfect month temperature wise, filled with long, hot sunny days that aren’t too hot to be uncomfortable so you can last longer on the beach without melting into a puddle of sweat.



How Busy is Tenerife in September?
September marks the end of the Spanish season but not the start of the northern European one. Holidaymakers from the peninsula drop by almost a third during the month as Spanish children return to school. British tourists make up the lion’s share of visitors with around 110,000 which might sound a lot but is less than other months. However, even then there are still over 210,000 people holidaying on Tenerife, so not exactly tumble-weed blowing through empty resorts.

What’s Happening on Tenerife in September?


Fiestas on Tenerife in September
Virgen del Carmen –  This fishermen’s fiesta in Los Cristianos at the start of the month gives visitors an ideal opportunity to enjoy an authentic taste of traditional Tenerife celebrations with fiesta queens, folk and rock concerts and religious processions.

Fiestas Santisimo Cristo –  La Laguna is Tenerife party central this month. Over thirty events include classical, rock, pop and traditional folk concerts; ballet and opera; firework displays and art exhibitions and solemn processions.

Fiestas Santisimo Cristo – Just a few miles down the northern road, Tacoronte also holds a month-long party. The events are similar to La Laguna’s but on a slightly smaller scale.

La Librea – One of the oddest fiestas takes place in the town of Tegueste – La Librea on the 9th is a re-enactment of a battle between pirate ships and the townsfolk. Okay it doesn’t sound that odd until you know that Tegueste is landlocked and the pirate ships are pulled by teams of oxen.

Concerts & Music Festivals on Tenerife in September


Bavarian week – Puerto de la Cruz holds its annual Bavarian festival with oompah bands, lederhosen and a beer festival (3rd)

Maná – The name might not be familiar to British audiences but these giants of Mexican rock will attract a crowd of thousands to Santa Cruz on 24th.

Pinolere Craft Fair –  This artisan fair above La Orotava during the first weekend in September is a great place to pick up unusual presents, local crafts and lots of sinfully good food.

Ritmos del Mundo – Top international DJs in a super venue. Siam Park in Costa Adeje hosts one of the biggest open air dance bashes of summer on the 10th.

Boreal Festival –  A chilled eco-fest with cool music and lots of Thai dye clothes beside the skeleton of a large whale at Los Silos on 17th.

Posted : Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 1:23 pm
Category : days out
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