Careful with the sun
Advice when sunbathing in Tenerife
Enjoying Tenerife's warm sun is one of the key features of a holiday on the island. However, you should not overdo it and it is necessary to take some simple precautions, particularly during the summer. By doing this you will avoid unpleasant situations, such as sunstroke or sunburn. You should always use sunscreen at least every two hours, with a protection factor above 15. It is also advisable to wear hats and sunglasses with a high level of UBA and UVA protection.
You should also limit the time you spend sunbathing, especially when the sun is at its strongest - between 12.00 and 16.00 - it is best to avoid these hours. A good sun umbrella and light comfortable clothing are also important. Please remember that even though it may feel cooler next to or in the sea, the sun is still shining with the same strength.
Recommended time limits for sunbathing:
From 07.00 to 10.00 hours: between 60 and 140 minutes
From 10.00 to 12.00 hours: between 20 and 40 minutes
From 12.00 to 16.00 hours: between 10 and 20 minutes
From 16.00 to 19.00 hours: between 25 and 60 minutes