Sun setting over the sea

Nestled onto the southern coast of Tenerife, Costa Adeje is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the island. Home to huge attractions like the award-winning Siam Park, many golden sandy beaches and 5-star resorts that come with everything you could possibly want, this family-friendly destination is a wonderful place to spend a week or 2.

Even though Tenerife is sometimes called “The Island of Eternal Spring”, the volcanic hotspot does get different weather throughout the year which can totally make or break your holiday, depending on what you’re looking for. So you’re not left shivering in the cold or boiling in the heat, we’ve put together an overview of what Costa Adeje weather is like throughout the year and when’s the best time to visit.

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Costa Adeje weather in spring

Wooden path leading down to the beach
Costa Adeje weather in spring is perfect for going to the beach. Image via Flickr – KarenCC 2.0

March, April and May are classed as the spring months in Costa Adeje. At this time of year, daytime temperatures are around a warm 23°C, dropping down to a mild 17°C at night. You can comfortably wear shorts, vests and skirts during the daytime, but you might need a jumper or a light jacket on an evening.

The sun shines for an average of 8.5 hours per day, giving you plenty of opportunities to work on your tan, and with a cool average temperature of 20°C, the sea is the perfect place to dive into if you want to freshen up.

The phrase “April showers” definitely doesn’t apply to Costa Adeje! In spring, the average monthly rainfall is 14mm. But in reality, it’s very rare for any rain to fall in the resort during this time of year.

Costa Adeje weather in spring is perfect if you like sunny, dry weather, but you don’t like it overly hot. Aside from the Easter school holidays, this season is generally quiet, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy your resort and the island’s attractions much more than in summer or winter.

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Costa Adeje weather in summer

Scenic shot of the sea, cliffs and a coastal walk
Costa Adeje weather in summer can get extremely hot if there’s a calima. Image via Flickr – John6536CC 2.0

June, July and August make up summer in Costa Adeje, when the average daytime temperature is around a scorching 27°C and the average evening temperature is a mild 21°C. However, if the island is affected by a calima (strong, sandy winds blown over the ocean from northern Africa) these temperatures can increase by a whopping 10°C, so be prepared.

During summer, the sun shines for 10 hours each day, meaning you can enjoy plenty of early morning beach walks and long, light evenings. At 22°C, the sea is the perfect temperature for cooling you off from the hot Canarian sunshine, so go for a dip!

Rainfall is practically non-existent in Costa Adeje in summer. Although the official average rainfall for this time of year is 2mm per month, it’s incredibly unusual for even a cloud to appear in the sky between June and August.
Costa Adeje weather in summer is ideal if you want high temperatures and loads of sunshine every single day. An almost 0% chance of rainfall and long, balmy nights mean you can get away with wearing nothing but light and airy beach clothes. Just be aware that this is the most popular time to visit Costa Adeje, so places will be busy.

Costa Adeje weather in autumn

Busy beach scene on a sunny day
Costa Adeje weather in autumn is still wonderfully warm. Image via Flickr – John6536CC 2.0

Autumn is marked as September, October and November in Costa Adeje, when the average daytime temperature drops down to a pleasant 26°C and the evenings cool to an average 21°C. Summer clothes are perfect during the daytime, but you might want to bring a light jumper for an evening, as the coastal areas can get a bit chilly if there’s a sea breeze.

Sunshine hours drop dramatically to down 7 each day. But 7 hours of daily sunshine is still more than enough to top up your tan and have a great time by the pool. If you’re more of a beach person, you’ll be glad to hear that the sea temperature in autumn is 23°C – that’s the warmest it ever gets, so take advantage and go for a swim!

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The chance of rainfall in Costa Adeje increases significantly in autumn. On average, there is 21mm of rainfall per month. But this translates to just 3-4 short showers over the whole season.

Costa Adeje weather in autumn is very similar to spring. This season is great for anyone who likes it warm, but not too warm. Although sometimes September can be the hottest month of the year, so stick to October and November if you’d rather play it cool. Since this is also one of the island’s low seasons, you’ll be able to visit plenty of the biggest and best attractions without having to queue up for hours.

Costa Adeje weather in winter

Sun setting over the sea
Costa Adeje weather is wettest in the winter, but there’s still plenty of sunshine around. Image via Flickr – TimOveCC 2.0

December, January and February mark winter in Costa Adeje, which is the coldest season for the resort. At this time of year, the average daytime temperature is a mild 21°C and the average evening temperature is a cool 16°C. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time outside on an evening, you’ll definitely want to bring a jacket and some jeans or trousers to keep warm.

Even though it’s winter, Costa Adeje still gets a lot of sunshine. During this season, the sun shines for 7 hours each day, making it one of the sunniest winter destinations in Europe. Although with a chilly sea temperature of 19°C, you might want to give a swim in the sea a miss.

Winter is the wettest season for Costa Adeje, but it’s still much drier than the rest of Europe. At this time of year, the average monthly rainfall is 33mm, which tends to fall in short, heavy downfalls. Rain storms rarely come in more than 15-minute bursts, so don’t let that put you off a winter sun escape.

Costa Adeje weather in winter can be really unreliable. Sometimes there’s hardly a drop of rain, the days are wonderfully warm and the sun shines almost constantly. But some years there are quite a few rain storms, the evenings are pretty cold and the skies are frequently overcast. Because of the uncertainty, winter in Costa Adeje is best left for people who aren’t big fans of high temperatures and don’t mind the odd shower. Despite the unsettled weather, the weeks around Christmas and New Years in Costa Adeje are incredibly popular times to visit, so keep this in mind when booking your holiday.

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