Costa Teguise Weather November Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Costa Teguise in November
For British travellers looking to escape the onset of the British winter without leaving behind the familiarity of home, Costa Teguise, Spain, is an ideal option. A purpose built resort, many of the restaurants and bars here are owned and run by Brits who have started a life in the Canary Islands, so even amongst the tapas and sangria, there's still plenty of fish and chips and beers.
Despite the festive season fast approaching, the weather in Costa Teguise in November is remarkably pleasant thanks to the resorts subtropical climate. Although temperatures tend to cool, and rainfall tends to rise during this month, visitors at this time of year can still expect warm temperatures ranging from 17°C to 24°C, sea temperatures of 17°C, and low rainfall averaging just 20 mm across the month.
Daylight and Sunshine Hours
During November, the length of day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is November 29th with 10:27 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is November 1st with 11:01 hours of daylight. The amount of sunshine hours have also slightly decreased from nine hours per day in October to eight hours per day in November. However, it definitely won't affect your holiday if you're planning to visit Costa Teguise at this time of year as in London they only experience on average three hours of sunshine per day in November! Also, did you know that the Canary Islands are one of the sunniest places on earth? On average they experience more than 3000 hours of sunshine every year.
The median cloud cover at this time of year is relatively low at a partly cloudy 44% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. The probability of precipitation is also very low at this time of year.
On average, rainfall is most likely around November 30th at 24%, whilst rainfall is least likely around November 1st at 19%. The maximum amount of rainfall predicted to occur at this month is only 15mm spread across five days. If it were to rain, the most common forms of precipitation in Costa Teguise are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain.
Throughout November the relative humidity usually fluctuates between a mildly humid 57% and a very humid 89%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 41% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around November 17th, at which time the relative humidity drops below 64% three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is likely to be most humid around November 1st, at which time the humidity is likely to rise above 84% three days out of four.
Typical wind speeds tend to vary between 4 mph and 18 mph at this time of year, which is considered as a light to fresh breeze, rarely exceeding 24 mph. The highest average wind speed of 11 mph is likely to occur around November 8th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 18 mph. During November, the wind is most likely to come from the north, followed by the northeast.
Costa Teguise Hotels in November
There are so many different accommodation options to choose from in Costa Teguise from self-catering apartments to luxury hotels. Self-catering apartments are a very popular option in the resort as they work out generally cheaper, but often include many of the facilities you would find in hotels such as swimming pools and restaurants.
Apartamentos Celeste offers traditional-style apartments located just 80 metres from the famous beaches of Costa Teguise. All apartments come with fully-equipped kitchenettes and include a TV, guests can also request for extra channels at a surcharge. On site you will also find an outdoor swimming pool.
The Barceló Lanzarote Resort hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Costa Teguise, having been awarded a 4* rating. It's considered to be one of the biggest and best choices for families, with three swimming pools for adults, and two dedicated to children. There's kid's clubs for those aged between 3 and 15, mini golf, and a rock climbing wall, and for the adults, there's a relaxing spa Jacuzzi and massage. Rooms cost from £34 per night and feature views of the sea or swimming pools.
The Camel's Spring Club is a small and friendly aparthotel in Costa Teguise that is situated just a stones throw away from the beach. The aparthotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and self-catering apartments that include a kitchen, lounge and one or two bedrooms. The club boasts a stunning setting as it is surrounded by tropical plants and a volcanic landscape.
Costa Teguise Beach for November
Las Cucharas Beach is one of the main beaches in Costa Teguise. This 640m long beach features pristine clean golden sand and warm turquoise waters, even at this time of year, when sea temperatures can still reach the early 20s! This is also a popular spot for windsurfers due to the slightly stronger winds in this corner of the island. There are a number of amenities and facilities in the area including sun loungers, parasols, restaurants, cafes, convenience stores and more.
Famara Beach is another popular spot for locals and tourists. This golden sand beach is more than 6km wide, making it the longest beach on the island. The only downside is that it can get very windy at this time of year, making it a haven for windsurfers and a welcome relief if the sun gets too intense, although swimming is very dangerous at this beach as the currents can be very strong.
Bars and Restaurants
The Crown is the place to go for traditional British pub food in gargantuan portions. It's one of the newer English pubs in Costa Teguise, and has all the signature traits of such; beers and ciders, fish and chips, and football on the televisions. There's also nightly entertainment. The pub is located close to the Playa Bastian beachfront, so offers spectacular views.
Vesubio is a beautiful restaurant located right by the seafront in Costa Teguise. They serve fresh locally caught seafood such as sardines and prawns, as well as a selection of meats, salads and pizzas to choose from. If you don't know what to pick, go for one of the daily specials, which usually includes some form of fish which is truly delicious. The location of this restaurant is also superb as it overlooks the ocean, which can be extra spectacular at night.
Isla Bonita is one of the most popular Canarian restaurants in Costa Teguise. This affordable eatery is perfect for any penny-pinching traveller. The restaurant serves home cooked food made with local produce. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu are the octopus stew and the roast suckling pig. They also have their very own wine cellar which stocks a variety of local and mainland wines.
Oscar's is a favourite with expats in the area. They serve all the British and Spanish favourites such as steaks, prawns and a variety of delicious desserts. Prices here are very reasonable here, especially if you are buying alcohol with your meal.
Things to do in Costa Teguise in November
With Christmas just around the corner, spend a day popping into the Costa Teguise shops searching for the perfect gift, or even a souvenir of the trip. Avendia de las Playas, the main street running through the town, is adorned with small shops selling all manner of unique trinkets, and there's also an array of sporting shops catering to windsurfers in particular. An alternative option is to visit the craft market held every Friday evening at Pueblo Marinero. The stalls here sell everything from handmade jewellery to leather handbags.
The Fundación César Manrique is a great way to spend an afternoon or morning. The home of famed Spanish artist César Manrique is designed in the contemporary art style he was renowned for, and a selection of his most famous works can be seen in the adjoining gallery. Manrique was born just down the road in Arrecife, but lived at the Fundación during his adult life. The property not only gives a look at Manrique's public life, but also his personal life, and is particularly suited to lovers of modern or abstract art.
Windsurfing is a very popular activity in Lanzarote due to the relatively strong winds throughout the year. Pro Center Antxon Otaegui is one of the most highly rated attractions on Trip Advisor for Costa Teguise and offers windsurfing lessons and equipment rental for the whole year.
Rent Aventura in Costa Teguise specializes in bike and scooter rental. This is a great way to explore the local area of Costa Teguise whilst benefiting from a bit of exercise. You can hire out a bike or scooter for just one day up to a total of seven days. All helmets, locks and repair kits are included. If you're planning on renting out a scooter, a full driving license and insurance is required.
Dates for the diary
All Saints' Day is celebrated every year in the Roman Catholic Calendar on November 1st. Also known as All Hallows or the Feast of All Saints, this day commemorates those who have attained beatific vision into heaven. On this day there will be many special services held at churches across the island of Lanzarote.
The annual Lanzarote International Marathon is due to take place on November 29th in Costa Teguise. There are a variety of distances to choose from if you are thinking of taking part including a 10km, 21.1km, 42,195km and a wheelchair race. A number of fun activities will also be taking place on the day including workshops, a tapas marathon and an additional children's race.