A typical November day in Andalucia will be about as warm as a typical British summer's day. Temperatures reach an average of 20°C (68°F) during the daytime over most of the region, while falling to a minimum of 10°C (50°F) overnight. It generally tends to be warmer near the Mediterranean coastline than it is inland.
Skies over Andalucia in November tend to be partly cloudy, with 29% chance of light or moderate rains. Rainfall crops up from time to time during November and can sometimes be heavy, but over most of the region it only falls on approximately 6 days per November, amounting to an average total of 70mm, and most Novembers contain lengthy dry spells as well, particularly near the Mediterranean coastline.
Sunshine is more than twice as abundant as it is in the British Isles at this time of year, with a mean of 6 hours per day of bright sunshine. Humidity ranges from comfortable (46%) to very humid (98%). Sea temperatures in November are around 18°C (65°F).
November is characterised by rapidly dropping temperatures and shortening days. November 1 enjoys averages of 13°C (55°F), with highs of 20°C (68°F) and lows of 7°C (44°F). By mid-month, averages are down to 11°C (51°F), highs to 17°C (62°F) and lows to 4°C (39°F). By November 30, average temperatures are at 9°C (48°F), with highs of 14°C (57°F) and lows of 3°C (37°F).
Where to Stay
Puerta de las Granadas
There are plenty of hotels to choose from in the region, including the highly-rated, yet relatively cheap, Puerta de las Granadas. This 3-star hotel balances modern luxury with a historical ambiance that dates back from the 1800s. They offer fourteen rooms equipped with A/C and heater, satellite TV, minibar, safe, wifi and telephone. Each room has a unique view, some overlooking the Carmen de Mauror, others the Cuesta de Gomerez, and some situated in the attic with magnificent views of the Alhambra and Cathedral. The hotel also offers a buffet breakfast cafe, outdoor patio and terrace, and options to rent a car with paid parking.
Hotel Patagonia Sur
Hotel Patagonia Sur is a 3-star hotel located in the old city centre of Cadiz just a few metres away from the cathedral and city hall. The rooms offer free wifi, continental breakfast, A/C, TV, telephone and safe. The train station is located about 500 metres from the hotel.
Pension Espana is a budget alternative in Cadiz that offers single, double, triple, and family rooms. The pet-friendly hotel offers bike rentals, free wifi, and luggage storage to its guests. Rooms are equipped with TV, some with sinks, and balconies available on request. Note that all bathrooms are shared, so they are located outside the room.
Hit the Beach
Matalascanas is the closest beach to Seville and consequently one of the more popular. It is a resort town, full of loud DJ music and high-rise apartment blocks. Outside of the town itself there are miles of empty sands, Donana National Park, accessible to pedestrians or cyclists.
Eating & Drinking Out
Tropicana in Ronda is an organic tavern/cafe that serves everything from succulent tapas to gourmet hamburgers. Sample traditional Spanish nibbles while sipping the finest Andalusian wines.
Restaurante Palangreros has been serving patrons in Fuengirola for more than 20 years. Their Mediterranean cuisine is made from quality ingredients: pork sirloin skewer, fried aubergines with honey, swordfish with ratatouille, crayfish paella, and more.
Jacaranda, Higuera de la Sierra is a lovely restaurant in a small village. They offer fine dining in a relaxed setting--from mushroom risotto to marinated sardines to foie-gras tapas.
Things to Do
In the Granada area are the Sacromonte hill which contains numerous cave dwellings, and the Albaicin, which contains numerous narrow streets with carmenes (inner gardens) and the Plaza de San Nicolas which provides excellent views of the region.
There is plenty of countryside to explore in the province of Cordoba including Sierra Subbetica which contains stunning limestone formations, and just nearby lie the towns of Cabra and Lucena which offer various historic centres to explore.