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Weather in Tenerife in March: What To Expect?

Suppose you’re thinking about heading off to another country during the Easter season when the weather is mild and comfortable. Why not head on over to Tenerife in the Canary Islands? It’s not too cold and not too hot. The beaches are perfect. And you’re not bombarded by the thousands of tourists who travel during the summer period, particularly those with families. What is Tenerife like in March? It’s quieter during the spring season, and there’s plenty to do since you won’t be on any waiting lists. Simply book a tour or an activity and go. So, here are a few reasons why you should travel to Tenerife in March.

The Weather In Tenerife in March

What’s the weather like in Tenerife in March? Unlike the UK, the weather in Tenerife in March is mild overall, and you shouldn’t expect drastic changes. Usually, the weather is sunny, with a hint of cloud every now and then, but for the most part, you can enjoy the sunshine, have a picnic, sunbathe, or even explore the island without worrying about the rain or cold.

Tenerife average temperature March:

  • Average high temperature: 21°C/69°F
  • Average low temperature: 15°C/59°F
  • Daily average: 16°C/61°F

As you can see, the average temperature in Tenerife in march is very pleasant. However, you should also note that there may be differences between the weather in Tenerife’s northern and southern parts. 

While in Playa de las Americas and Adeje daytime average temperatures are about 22°C/71°F,   in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, daytime temperatures average about 20 °C / 68 °F.  The weather in Los Gigantes Tenerife in March is particularly good as the resort is protected from the wind by huge cliffs.

Can you swim in Tenerife in March? Tenerife Water Temperature March

In March, the average ocean temperature is around 19°C/66°F, so it’s good enough for swimming, especially if you’re in the south of Tenerife.

Tenerife is said to have the coldest ocean water in late February and early March. Despite this, many tourists still swim in the ocean in March. Everyone, however, has a different sense of cold.

If this water temperature seems cool to you, it is best to stay in a hotel with a heated pool. Many hotels use seawater in their swimming pools, allowing you to take advantage of the positive effects of seawater on your body.

Learn more: The best hotels with heated pools in Tenerife

Where To Stay In Tenerife In March

Where to go in Tenerife in March? If you’re looking for some early summer sun in springtime, then the best places to stay in March would be the southern part of Tenerife, in the Las Americas, Los Gigantes, or Adeje areas. However, it also depends on what type of holiday you want to go on. 

If you’re looking for a party or a bustling nightlife, then staying in parts of Los Cristianos or Las Americas would be ideal. You’ll find many bars and clubs in the area, and if you’re looking to do some fun water sports, there are a few good surfing beaches where you can go snorkelling, diving, jet skiing, and (of course) surfing. Beaches like Playa de las Vistas or Playa de Los Cristianos are the perfect places to go, even for families.

Recommended Hotels In Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas: 

  • Spring Arona Gran Hotel – Adults Only
  • Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel – Family-Friendly
  • Europe Villa Cortes GL – Luxury

If you’re looking to stay in Tenerife for your honeymoon or for some much-needed rest & recreation, then head on down to Alcalá. In this former fishing town, you can enjoy local delicacies, seafood, and amazing cuisine. It also means you won’t get bombarded by the party animals from Playa de Las Americas 🙂 

Recommended Hotels In Alcalá:

  • Red Level at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora – Adults Only
  • Hotel Rural El Navío

Warmest Part Of Tenerife In March

Of course, it’s not easy to get summer sun in spring unless you head to the south of Tenerife. The areas around Playa de las Americas and Adeje have the warmest weather in March. Temperatures average 20°C/68°F and rise gradually to 23°C/73°F towards the end of March.

So, if you’re looking for a good place to soak in the sun, splash around in the pool or sea, head to Playa de las Américas and nearby hotels and resorts.

Things To Do In Tenerife in March

What to do in Tenerife in March? If you like adventure and water sports, there’s plenty to do in Tenerife in March, such as snorkelling with turtles. It will be an unforgettable experience, especially as the temperatures in Tenerife during March are quite comfortable for snorkelling.

Learn more: Scuba diving for beginners in Tenerife

If you’re a foodie and want to try the local cuisine, why not take a gastronomic tour? On this tour you will tour the towns of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and El Sauzal and have lunch at Bodegas Monje. Not only that, you can also taste wine at Casa Del Vino and learn about the history of wine in Tenerife. 

Learn more: Gastronomic Tour in Tenerife

For those who are adventurous and want to learn more about the surrounding jungle and wildlife of Tenerife, head to the Jungle Park. The park is home to 400 animals and over 100 different species. The park also hosts free shows such as Exotic Bird Show and Bird of Prey Show, and you can even watch penguins being fed.

Learn more: Tenerife Jungle Park

Of course, if you love marine life, don’t forget that you can go whale watching on one of Tenerife’s many marine excursions. One of the highlights of Tenerife is the whale and dolphin population. Although November to February is considered the best time to go whale-watching in Tenerife, March is also a great chance to see these magnificent ocean creatures in person. So, whale watching in Tenerife in March is a good idea!

Travel along the Teno Rasca strip, from Buenavista to Arona, swim in the sea at Masca Bay and enjoy a good lunch while you cruise to see whales and dolphins through the 16 panoramic portholes of the submarine. 

Learn more: Whale watching cruise with lunch

There’s so much to see in Tenerife in March and throughout the year. Enjoy mild weather, great food and nightlife. Go on a volcano hike, spend time with the animals in the Jungle Park or take a boat cruise.

There’s something for everyone, whether you’re going on holiday for fun, with family or on your honeymoon. The temperature in Tenerife in March is suitable for both relaxing beach holidays and active island excursions.

All in all, March is a great time to visit Tenerife if you want to enjoy the bright summer sun in the spring.

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