With an average temperature of 22°C throughout the year, it's no wonder Tenerife has been nicknamed the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’. Even the off-season months are pleasantly warm, making it a great destination for couples looking for a quiet autumn break. Up to nine hours of sunshine and highs of 28°C make summer a great time to hit the beach, but the weather is still warm enough during the other seasons to enjoy a swim in the sea.
When’s the best time to go?
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and a hugely popular year-round holiday destination for couples, families and groups of friends. Known for its bustling nightlife, spectacular beaches and beautiful scenery, you’ll find everything from sleepy fishing villages and traditional Canarian towns to lively holiday resorts and cities here. Just follow our Tenerife travel advice to ensure you get the most out of your trip, and visit Tenerife at the best time of year.
The Canary Islands are known for their mild climate, with more days of sunshine here than almost anywhere else on the planet. The most popular time of year to visit is from May to July, when temperatures range from around 24°C to 28°C and a cooling sea breeze stops things from getting uncomfortably hot.
If you’re planning on spending your holiday on the beach, August is a great time of year to visit, when the sea temperature averages around 23°C, perfect for swimming, fishing and snorkelling.
Tenerife is a popular destination for a winter sun break too. Winters are cooler, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15°C and temperatures of around 22-24°C fairly common. The island is generally quieter during the winter months, so a winter break means you can visit tourist attractions and relax on the beach without the busy atmosphere of the summer months.