When to Go

  • December to February is pleasantly warm, except on El Teide where deep winter can result in snowfall closing the mountain.
  • March to April is spring and is good for hiking and seeing wildflowers. Surfers are rewarded with the best waves in March.
  • In the summer months, from May to September, expect around 11 hours of daily sunshine. The average temperature is 28°C in August; it's a few degrees cooler during the surrounding months.
  • As autumn turns, from October to November, temperatures fall to around 21°C. There are fewer tourists, and some hotels may drop their prices slightly.