The climate in Puerto de la Cruz, as well as on the island of Tenerife in general, it is characterized by an almost perpetual spring, where all kinds of tourists can enjoy pleasant temperatures all year round. From those looking for sun and beach to those wishing to have a more active type of tourism, enjoying nature and the beautiful trails that can be realized along our wonderful and mountainous island of Tenerife.
Average temperature of Puerto de la Cruz
The average temperature throughout the year in Puerto de la Cruz according to statistics is 20,03 ° C, with small variations between winter and summer months, with average minimum temperatures in January of 20,4 ºC and maximum average temperatures in August of 27,8ºC.
Regarding rainfall in Puerto de la Cruz, according to statistics, the average is 295.7 mm annual, being the rainiest month in November with 56.5 mm on average and the least rainy July with 1.0 mm average.
Classification of the climate in Puerto de la Cruz
According to the Köppen climate classification, created in 1900 and with variations in 1918 and 1936, the climate in Puerto de la Cruz is within the group “warm semiarid” characterized by annual rainfall between 200 and 400mm.
However, we must remember that because of the topography of the Canary Islands in general, and especially on the most mountainous islands like Tenerife, very different climates occur in very small distances. Many different weather conditions can be found during the visit to Tenerife.
This can be seen visiting the southern part of the island with sparse vegetation and a warmer climate, and comparing it to the north: abundant vegetation, with milder temperatures and higher humidity.
Another way to see at one glance the diversified microclimates that can be found in Tenerife, is from the valley of La Orotava to the majestic Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. In the winter months you can find snow there and need only a few hours drive from the snow to the beach on an extremely hot day.
Enjoy the beach in Puerto de la Cruz
As you know in Puerto de la Cruz there are numerous options to cool off and take a dip on the hot days which can be enjoyed in Puerto de la Cruz. If you decide to stay at the Apartments Ambassador for your future stay in Puerto de la Cruz, you have access to a swimming pool where you can relax and catch some sun. But if you are someone who prefers to combine the pool with the beach, or directly enjoy the beach, in the same city is the set of beaches of Playa Jardin, the Martiánez Beach, as well as more wild beaches and more difficult access in the surrounding municipalities of Puerto de la Cruz.
The months in which you surely can enjoy more optimal days for the beach, are obviously the summer months. However, and as we discussed, Puerto de la Cruz has every month nice temperatures which in the winter months come sometimes accompanied by some clouds. Those although certainly make it a little less appetizing to bath on the beach or pool, but make it perfect to know Puerto de la Cruz and stroll through its historic streets or for sport in nature, hiking, and water sports .
So … what clothes do you need to bring?
If you’re already preparing your suitcase for your stay in Puerto de la Cruz, and do not know exactly what clothes you need to enjoy your stay in Puerto de la Cruz, depending on the weather we recommend the following:
- Bathing clothes: whether you come in winter and summer, chances are good that you come across appetizing days to take a dip in the pool or on the beach. So do not forget the swimsuit.
- Shorts and T-shirts with short sleeves, perfect for pleasant walks around the city.
- Long pants: will be required to enjoy the evening walks in the Puerto de la Cruz or the days when the sky is a little cloudy.
- Thin Jackets: As long pants, it will serve to save the cooler hours of the day and the cloudy days.
- Sportswear: with which to conduct a more active tourism, hiking or any sport.
- Finally, if you are coming to Puerto de la Cruz in the months of January or February, it is likely to come across the snowy Teide. You could probably take some complement over coat as gloves or scarf to better cope with the low temperatures found at the highest point in Spain if your visit coincides with some snowfall..
Whatever weather you might find in Puerto de la Cruz, it is a very versatile city that allows you to enjoy both the sunniest and cloudy days, because you will always find pleasant temperatures to do all kinds of activities that will make your trip to Puerto de la Cruz a wonderful memory.
We encourage you to know one of the most historically important cities in the Canary Islands and to book now, if you wish, your stay in Puerto de la Cruz in our Apartments Ambassador, where all our team will be at your disposal to offer maximum comfort.