Best time to visit Tenerife

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Best time of year to visit Tenerife

In case you'd like to cut corners, summer months will be appropriate for the trip, as accommodation rates drop significantly. But make sure to book in advance. Spring and fall are considered to be the best time to visit Tenerife. From March through October the weather gets really hot, perfect for the beach activities. Mild winter months are for paragliding and exploring the island. February on Tenerife is famous for its Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, the second largest carnival in the world after Rio's, and is optimal for swimming and sunbathing too. You can also witness long-finned pilot whales and pick oranges during spring.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

February 24–March 10, 2019 • event

One of the most famous carnivals in the world, after the Carnival in Rio. Don't miss a chance to take part in the most colourful and crazy open air party of the Canary Islands

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Whale and Dolphin Watching

December–May • activity

Get closer to the beautiful creatures of the ocean depths. The Canary Islands is the place to go if you want to meet whales and dolphins

Stargazing

Stargazing

March | August • activity

The clear night sky and amazing stars and meteor showers attract many visitors to the Canaries

Beach Season

Beach Season

March–November • activity

The best climate for beach holidays, with over 3,000 hours of the sunshine​ per year, awaits you

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

February 24–March 10, 2019 • event

Men racing in high heels together with other incredible festivities and celebrations await you in Puerto de la Cruz

Surfing

Surfing

September–April • activity

Catch some waves and glide over the waters of the Atlantic

Diving and Snorkelling​

Diving and Snorkelling​

March–October • activity

Take a deep breath and dive into the diversity of the amazing underwater world of the Canarian coast

Natural Rock Pools

Natural Rock Pools

March–November • activity

Natural rock pools of volcanic origin offer a peaceful and very relaxing swim for everybody

Long-Finned Pilot Whale

Long-Finned Pilot Whale

March–April • nature

Don't miss a chance to meet with long-finned pilot whales

Orange Harvest

Orange Harvest

October–May • food

Drink orange juice and eat as much fruit as you can during your Canarian vacations

Paragliding

Paragliding

October–March • activity

Paragliding over Canary islands may become one of the most exciting activities you've ever tried

Gofio

Gofio

November–March • food

This milled grain resembling wholegrain flour can be mixed with anything from water to broth, oil, and even honey—depending on what you want to obtain—a soup, a porridge, or a dessert

Wrinkled Potatoes or Papas Arrugadas

Wrinkled Potatoes or Papas Arrugadas

mid-January–mid-June • food

Some of you might sceptically say: "They won't impress me with potatoes." But don't be so hasty—baby potatoes cooked in sea salt are listed among 7 gastronomical marvels of Spain

Cycling

Cycling

January–March • activity

Various routes and diverse landscapes on every island offer some new and unforgettable experiences. A real adventure on the wheels awaits you

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

December–March • activity

A huge variety of birds come to these beautiful forests and charming coasts for their winter holidays

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Sea of Clouds

Sea of Clouds

May–October • nature

A jaw-dropping scene of the "mar de nubes" is offered on the highest peaks

Wine Season

Wine Season

July–October • food

An exotic way of growing vines and the fabulous tastes of dried​ and sweets is truly a highlight of the islands

Walking Festivals

Walking Festivals

May 21–25, 2019 | October 23–27, 2019 • activity

Want to see the most interesting parts of the island? Just take part in the next Gran Canaria Walking Festival or Tenerife Walking Festival

Cheese

Cheese

all year | April 29, 2018 | May 06, 2018 • food

Watch the process of cheese making, learn some unique techniques, or just visit the dairy and try some of the world's finest cheeses

Romerías de Tenerife

Romerías de Tenerife

late April–early September • event

Traditional Canarian Romarías welcome everyone to join the celebration full of fun and free food

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

June–September • activity

Grab your board and catch the wind at the best windsurfing destination in Europe

Dia de la Trilla

Dia de la Trilla

July 27, 2019 • event

An authentic agricultural fiesta with horse racing, enormous bulls, and lots of fun traditions

Manta Ray

Manta Ray

September–November • nature

Big and beautiful manta rays are incredible to observe while diving in their underwater world

Semana Santa or Easter Holy Week

Semana Santa or Easter Holy Week

April 12–21, 2019 • event

Semana Santa has its own specific traditions which are well worth observing

Cochineal Harvest

Cochineal Harvest

September–October • nature

Come and see how insects, which are so important for the economic life of the Canary Islands, are grown in cactus fields

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day

January 05–January 06 • event

Try out a new, fresh way of celebrating Epiphany on the Kings' Day eve. The most beloved holiday for children in Canaria

Mango Season

Mango Season

June–December • food

A sweet fruit for breakfast for the sweetest mornings

Papaya

Papaya

September–October • food

Don't miss the chance to try various desserts with papaya, or just eat it fresh

Almond Trees in Bloom

Almond Trees in Bloom

late January–early February • nature

Enjoy the beauty of delicate rosy flowers on a green background of fresh new grass in the middle of winter

Atlantic Canary Breeding

Atlantic Canary Breeding

April–June • nature

A charming little symbol of the Canary Islands

Tuno or Prickly Pear

Tuno or Prickly Pear

August–September • food

Amazing cactus fruits that can make a great dessert or tasty ice-cream