Winter holidays are just as much fun, if not more, than summer holidays. We can swap the cold of our place of origin for the warm Canary Islands. Discover the best tips for visiting Tenerife in January.
Visiting Tenerife in January is as likely to be a success as visiting in summer, if not more so. We live in a privileged climatic environment in which temperatures and favourable weather are with us all year round. Would you like to visit a European destination that is in the middle of winter at more than 20 centigrade? Our island is the perfect opportunity for this.
The Canary Islands is a region situated in the Atlantic Ocean, the archipelago is located in the northwest of Africa, close to the coasts of southern Morocco and northern Western Sahara, which makes it have a subtropical oceanic climate. This means low rainfall, moderate temperatures and many days of sunshine per year.
January is the perfect month to enjoy the greenery and nature of our mountains. The autochthonous flora reaches its maximum splendour after the light rains and allows you to see wonderful mountain landscapes all over the island, especially on the north side.
We recommend you visit the Anaga area, where there are a multitude of trails of varying difficulty for families or for the more adventurous. The Anaga Mountains have been considered a Biosphere Reserve since 2015 and among its different routes we can find laurisilva forests, ravines, paradisiacal beaches and hamlets that are difficult to access.
The northern area also has beautiful green landscapes, La Orotava or Los Realejos have trails to feel the beauty of the island. Another option where you can look for special paths and landscapes is the area of Teide and Las Cañadas, a true volcanic area where, with a little shelter, you can take great walks and beautiful photos.
The beach, our essence
As we mentioned before, the temperature on the island is pleasant all year round, even in winter. Tenerife has a multitude of beaches with white sand, black sand, “riscos” or “charcos”. There are four variants for different types of beachgoers.
North, south, east and west have marvellous coves where you can take a dip and lie down to get a skin colour that everyone will envy back home. In the north you have beautiful beaches in the municipalities of La Orotava, Los Realejos or Puerto de la Cruz. In the south you can visit the beaches of Arona, Adeje or Los Gigantes. In the area of Santa Cruz there are also magical places like Las Gaviotas or Las Teresitas.
What to do if the weather is bad
Although it is most likely to be a one-off event, we can also do indoor activities in Tenerife. We have a large number of shopping centres where you can buy all the main brands. In any part of the island you can find closed centres where you can find leisure, cinema, trends or any idea you may have for yourself or to bring a nice souvenir for your loved ones.
In the south of the island you can find Siam Mall or the Gran Sur Shopping Centre. In the north, the largest is Centro Comercial La Villa and in the capital area you will find Centro Comercial Meridiano or El Corte Inglés and many open shopping streets.
Coming to relax in a wonderful hotel like Vanilla Garden is another option for your winter holidays. This adults-only hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, restaurants, chill out area, fitness area and rooms suitable for maximum relaxation.
Why look for fun outside if we can offer you the best attention, the best facilities and the best service at Vanilla Garden.