The sun and the heat of the first days of the Easter has filled the beaches of the South of Tenerife, where residents and tourists have been able to enjoy a small preview of summer at the beginning of April. This Saturday the temperatures have begun to drop, with highs of 23 degrees, and the clouds have made an appearance, which has gradually begun to reduce the number of bathers. The forecast of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) for this Sunday, April 9, 2023, cloudy skies predominate in the northern zone, tending to open up to broad clearings in the afternoon. In the south there will also be cloudy intervals of high clouds that will tend to slightly cloudy skies in the afternoon. There will be a low chance of light rain, occasional and scattered in central summits. Temperatures with few changes or a slight rise, and the rise of the maximum in the eastern and southern midlands may be moderate. Light northeast wind increasing to moderate in the afternoon. Minimum of 18 and maximum of 24 for this Sunday day.
The Councilor for Tourism Arona, Jose Alberto Delgado Dominguezdoes not hide his satisfaction with the tourist activity generated this Easter and stresses that “after leaving behind the storm clouds of the pandemic, there is a great desire to travel and everything indicates that these will be extraordinary days for the sector.” He hopes that in the balance after these vacation days there will be talk of “record figures in the tourism sector”both in reserves and in expenditure, at least in the municipality of Arona».
Delgado explains that in the case of the aronera town, average tourist spending has already increased by 22% and occupancy figures are expected for this Holy Week of “around 85%, although last-minute reservations will allow many establishments to have hung the full sign these days.”
Local tourism has also been the protagonist these days in the South, with a large presence of residents on beaches such as those of El Médano, in Granadilla de Abonaand numerous users of caravans and camper vans in enclaves such as Abades or El Porís de Abona, in the municipality of Arico.
“The leisure and commerce offer, the climate, the beaches and the excellent complexes of Arona have also attracted many local tourists, at a time when numerous temporary jobs have also been generated due to the increase in demand,” he recalls. Jose Alberto Delgado.
The arrival of tourists from abroad has also grown remarkably in recent times. This Saturday, Aena reported that It has been the day with the most flights in the Canary Islands airports of the entire Holy Week, with a total of 1,417. Between Holy Thursday and this Monday, some 5,900 flights will arrive or depart from the islands, 6.49% more than in the same period in 2019, the last year before the outbreak of Covid. Most of these air operations (3,328) will be domestic flights and the rest will be international.