There are many things that change our vacation habits – political unrest, flight costs and fluctuations in the exchange rate being some of the front runners. In the case of Tenerife and the Canary Islands, northern European holidaymakers have always thought of them as winter sun destinations and yet, there are many reasons why summer is in fact a better time to visit. Here are four fantastic reasons why you should think about changing your holiday habits and choosing to holiday on Tenerife in summer:
Whether you’re holidaying in Playa de Las Américas, Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje or Puerto de la Cruz, many of your fellow visitors during the winter months are retired people who prefer to take extended holidays rather than pay exorbitant fuel bills at home. Add to that the number of ‘swallows’ who annually fly to Tenerife to overwinter and you can see why the average age of resorts between October and March is on the, ahem, mature side.
Contrast that with the summer months when the Spanish mainlanders hit the islands and you’ll find a much younger crowd on the beaches and in the bars. That also means the Tenerife nightlife is much livelier.
As winter is considered high season on Tenerife, hotels and apartments drop their nightly and weekly rates substantially during the summer months and you can find lots of bargains that enable you to bag a late break or upgrade to something you couldn’t afford in winter. Although flights to the Spanish mainland and to Portugal are cheaper than flights to Tenerife in summer, the difference in hotel prices between the destinations can more than compensate. Golfers will love the summer prices in hotels such as Las Madrigueras in Playa de Las Américas, Jardín Tropical in Costa Adeje, Abama Golf and Spa resort in Playa San Juan, Vincci Tenerife Golf in Golf del Sur and Sandos San Blas in Los Abrigos. As well as lower priced rooms, there are offers on green fees and club hire too.
Although Tenerife gets an influx of mainlanders and visitors from the other islands in summer, they tend to prefer eating at home so restaurants are generally quieter and easier to get a table at. Beaches may be busy, but the Spanish prefer the sand to sunbeds so you’ll find yourself with far more elbow room on the beaches of Costa Adeje than you will trying to bag a half meter of sand in Mallorca or Magaluf. The only thing that’s really busier is the nightlife – and that’s a plus.
When summer temperatures rocket in the Spanish mainland and Portugal, the trade winds in the Canary Islands gently fan the coast to keep temperatures to a perfect low to mid 30ºC so you can enjoy sunbathing without the sweat bath or the endurance factor. After dark, the breeze stills and the night temperatures are deliciously warm.
If you’re into windsurfing or kiteboarding the summer trade winds also mean superb sailing conditions and the beaches of El Médano have even more rainbow sails than they do in winter as surf dudes descend in their droves for the summer wave riding competitions.
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