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Weather Averages for Gran Canaria in November
Averages for Gran Canaria in November
November visitors in Gran Canaria may be disappointed that they have missed the summer season. However, the temperatures during this month are still warm enough for all outdoor activities and it is not uncommon to see sunbathers at every time of year here. Restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs do not shut down during the winter because there is still an influx of tourists who want to experience the eternal springtime that the island can provide.
Gran Canaria stays warn throughout the month of November with an average temperature of 20.9°C. This average takes into consideration an anticipated low of 17.9°C and a potential high of 23.8°C. It may not be the warmest month on the island but it will be a welcomed reprieve from the much cooler temperatures of the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Similarly, with a November holiday to Gran Canaria, you can anticipate an average sea temperature of 22°C. The amount of rainfall seen on the island does swell slightly in November to an average of 18 mm over the course of ten days of the month. The concentration of the rainfall will vary depending on what part of the island you are on. Regardless of where you stay, you can plan on 10 hours of sunlight per day in November. Click here for the live forecast or here for the 14-day forecast.
Unlike other parts of the world that experience increasingly severe weather as the winter approaches, the Canary Islands do not suffer from these instances regularly, like the Caribbean does with hurricanes in the late summer. The last time Gran Canaria even had a brush with severe weather was back in 2005 when Delta, a tropical storm, bordered on becoming a hurricane near the Canary Islands. There was some flooding and wind damage on the island as a result, but hurricanes and other severe weather are extremely uncommon in the Canary Islands.
Things to do
One of the most popular activities in Gran Canaria is scuba diving. This is because of the wide variety of sights just below the water’s surface. Volcanic gorges and amazing plant and marine life in crystal clear waters make for a unique underwater adventure.
The IDC GO PRO Academy is one of the many scuba diving companies that operate on Gran Canaria. IDC GO PRO caters to interested individuals of all taste and experience levels, whether you’re a novice or a near professional diver. You could even get dive master certified while on vacation! The company course instructors speak five different languages (English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish) so travelers of all nationalities are welcomed and accommodated.
The Cenobio de Valeron, one of Gran Canaria’s most popular tourist sites, is a virtually inaccessible cave where the aboriginal Guanches hid their grain from pirates. This historical monument is available for viewing and also offers staggeringly beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and ravines. Also, these natives build fairly complex “cities” which can be observed at places like the Archaeological Excavation Site at la Cueva Pintada de Gáldar.
Where to eat & drink
A restaurant that never fails to please with its light, fresh menu is the La Caleta. Italian in name, the restaurant also infuses its menu with selections that have an authentic and unmistakable taste of the islands. Much of the menu revolves around seafood that is caught off the shores of Gran Canaria so the food is fresh. The restaurant’s hours can work in your favor if you plan ahead. They are open later than many others in the area but they are closed on Mondays.
Another popular restaurant on the island is Dedo de Dios. Granted it does have mixed reviews, many are fond of it because of its great value and range of traditional Canarian cuisine. This eatery is off the beaten path and away from the other restaurants and stands out in more ways than just that. They also offer generous portions when compared against other establishments on Gran Canaria
Regarded as one of the best music bars on Gran Canaria, the Alhambra Bar is a fine place to spend your night dancing. Each night there is a different theme that you can check out online or ask someone at your hotel about. The dance floor can accommodate large crowds if you come with many friends. There are also tables and chairs to rest or take in a cocktail between dances.
Where to stay
The Roca Negra Hotel and Spa, a four star hotel which opened in 2010 on the north side of the island, provides an experience many don't get to see. Set amid the rocky cliffs and beaches of the northern region of Agaete, this resort can provide off-season luxury and it can also give guests easy access to mountain biking, hiking and scuba diving opportunities they can’t get anywhere else. Many travelers favor this hotel because of its location away from the more densely visited hotels of the southern half of the island.
Considered one of the best-kept secrets on the island, the Niza Apartments in Puerto Rico offers comfortable rooms with privacy at a great value. Because of the low rates you’ll be paying for these rooms, the rooms will be basic. But these apartments offer fantastic spot to establish a handy base ideal for exploring the island. Despite the basic accommodations, the rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and the apartments are conveniently located to many attractions within the city.