Gran Canaria Weather November Averages, Canary Islands
What's The Weather Like in Gran Canaria in November?
November visitors to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands may have missed the summer season buttemperatures are still warm enough for all outdoor activities. With an averageof 10 hours of sunlight per day, you'll see plenty of sunbathers.
Is November A Good Time To Visit Gran Canaria?
Restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs do not shut down during the winter because the resort is still popular with tourists. And you can anticipate an average sea temperature of 22°C which is fine for swimming.
How Hot Is Gran Canaria?
November's not the warmest month on the island but it will be a welcome reprieve from the cooler temperatures of the United Kingdom and continental Europe.
Gran Canaria stays warm throughout November with an average temperature of 20.9°C with a low of 17.9°C and a potential high of 23.8°C.
How Much Rain Do You Get In Gran Canaria In November?
The amount of rainfall seen on the island does swell slightly in November to an average of 18mm over the course of ten days.
The last time Gran Canaria had a brush with severe weather was back in 2005 when tropical storm Delta, bordered on becoming a hurricane near the Canary Islands. There was flooding and wind damage on the island as a result, but hurricanes and other severe weather are extremely uncommon in the Canary Islands.
Gran Canaria Hotels in November
Hotel Roca Negra
Hotel Roca Negra, 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.
Beaches in Gran Canaria for November
Sardina del Norte
Sardina del Norte is a beach on the fishing village, north-west of the island and is famous for it's impressive diving site, but also for the beautiful golden sands. Snorkelling is a popular activity here and if you're lucky, you can spot angel sharks and rays.
Las Canteras beach is another great spot for perfect swimming thanks to the calm, warm waters all year round. Families will love this beach due to the accessibility, play grounds, and facilities such as showers, toilets and changing rooms. 2km of golden sand also make this beach a popular choice.
Montana de Arena
Montana de Arena beach is ideal for those who don't mind a trek to a beach that is secluded and peaceful. This discreet beach is also well known for naturists who make the most of the remote location. The sand is a beautiful golden shade and the water is calm, making it ideal for swimming.
Bars and Restaurants
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 tapas and 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. The sharing paella here is well recommended, as is the lamb dish served and the bone, with a side of delicious potatoes.
Dedo de Dios
Another popular restaurant on the island is Dedo de Dios. Many visitors are fond of it because of its great value and range of traditional Canarian cuisine. The grilled sardines and the steak dishes are tasty and affordable.
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 in Gran Canaria.
Piccadilly Music Pub
Regarded as one of the best music bars on Gran Canaria, the Piccadilly Music Pub is a fine place to spend your night dancing. Each night there is a variety of entertainment such as karaoke, shot quizzes and games to take part in. The dance floor can accommodate large crowds if you come with many friends and there are also tables and chairs to rest or take in a cocktail between dances.
Things to do in Gran Canaria in November
To fully appreciate the beauty of this island, send a day trekking up to Roque Nublo, through unforgettable canary forest lands, ravines, volcanic and mountainous terrain. The excursion includes a return pick up, as well as insurance and a lunch with water. This excursion is well worth booking, and is a great way to explore more of this incredible island.
For those wanting to take part in some diving, head to Top Diving Gran Canaria. Four daily trips head out from Puerto Rico Harbour, and trips cater for beginners as well as more experienced divers. For those who are interested, PADI qualifications can also be gained here.
Another popular water sport is paddle boarding, and this can be done through Pro Surfing Company. This is a great activity for the whole family (children as young as 8 years old and up), and lessons are provided by fully qualified life guards and surf instructors.
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
Visiting the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista is a perfect way to discover more of Gran Canaria's culture and architecture. The church was opened in 1917 and although technically a church, it is often referred to as a cathedral due to the size.
Horse Riding Trek
Thanks to the all year round favourable weather, many outdoor activities can be done within any month. If nature is your thing, book a horse riding trek. One, two or three hours of riding through mountainous, or seaside landscapes, the instructor will navigate you safely through the unforgettable scenery.
All levels of experience are welcomed, and even if you've never take part in horse riding before, the instructors will make sure to teach you the ropes before heading out on trek.