What's the weather like in Maspalomas in November
It may be the winter in Maspalomas in November, but that doesn't mean the area suffers from any cold weather at this time of the year.
Instead, while Maspalomas enjoys good weather year round, it is in the winter that many holiday makers choose to visit, when the warm and pleasant weather proves to be a tempting escape from the cold, winter weather they would experience at home.
In November, the beach is still an entirely valid option in Maspalomas. Just make sure you pack a decent sun cream, because you will be needing it.
Average Sea Temperature
The average temperature of the sea during this month is 21°C to 22°C, which is still warm enough to go swimming or take part in a variety of water sports such as surfing and diving. The sea temperature at this time of year is actually very similar to the height of summer where the temperature is likely to reach 22°C around July and August.
Maspalomas sees an average of 24 mm over 4 days of rain during this month. Precipitation at this time of year and in fact throughout the year is rather uncommon. In November, the average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed is only 31%, with little variation across the month. If it were to rain during this month, the most common forms of precipitation are likely to be moderate rain, drizzle and light rain.
During November there is an average humidity of 65%. The relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 53% to a very humid 86%, rarely dropping below 36% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around November 18th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 62% three days out of four, whilst the air is likely to be most humid around November 1st, rising above 79%, three days out of four.
Average Sunshine Hours
There is an average of nine hours of sunshine per day in Maspalomas at this time of the year. On average, the Canary Islands as a whole receive more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, making Gran Canaria one of the sunniest places on the earth!
However, during November, as expected the length of day is gradually decreasing as the height of winter approaches. The shortest day of the month is November 30th with 10:30 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is November 1st with 11:04 hours of daylight.
At this time of year the cloud cover is slightly higher than usually, staying around a partly cloudy 49%.
However, wind speeds are slightly lower, varying between 2mph to 20mph, rarely exceeding 27 mph. Furthermore, the highest average wind speed of 12 mph usually occurs around November 2nd, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is a fresh breeze of 20 mph.
The white sandy beaches are some of Maspalomas' top attractions and part of what attracts tourists back to the area year after year. When enjoying some winter sun, the beaches are bound to be oneof your top destinations on your holiday.
As well as being an ideal place to work on your tan, Maspalomas' beaches also offer the stunning natural scenery of some impressive sand dunes. One way to enjoy these stunning natural formations is by taking a camel ride through them.
Maspalomas Hotels in November
If you're planning a romantic getaway you may want to stay at the five-star Seaside Palm Beach Hotel. This place is located just 100m away from Maspalomas Beach and offers a wealth of activities for its guests such as yoga, tennis and water aerobics, for no extra cost! During the winter season guests can also enjoy a wide variety of dining options such as an Italian and buffet restaurant.
Maspalomas is renowned across Europe as a gay-friendly resort. The Rainbow Golf Bungalows, Gay Men Only Resort is situated in a quiet, secluded area of the resort, just 20 minutes away from the Maspalomas Dunes. The resort has also won a number of awards including the Gay Complex of the Year 2013 award, by the Gay Lesbian Yumbo Assocation in Maspalomas.
The Koala Garden Suites are a set of three-star low-rise apartments located in the heart of Maspalomas. Surrounded by tropical apartments and an outdoor swimming pool, this complex is perfect for almost anyone. Other features include a small gym, play areas for children and a 24-hour reception.
Another option to look into is the three-star Palm Oasis resort which offers a wealth of amenities including tennis courts, mini golf, tropical gardens, outdoor swimming pools and is within walking distance to the local beach and famous Maspalomas Sand Dunes.
Maspalomas Beach for November
Maspalomas features one of the best beaches in Gran Canaria. This large golden sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see and there's plenty of space for everyone. Maspalomas Beach is popular with all types of people from nudists and the gay community to young families. The beach is also a popular spot for water sports such as surfing and jet skiing. Throughout the year the sea is warm enough for swimming, even during November when the sea temperature stays around the early 20s!
Bars and Restaurants
Samsara is one of the most highly recommended restaurants in Maspalomas on TripAdvisor. This atmospheric eatery specializes in International and Asian fusion dishes using only the freshest and best quality ingredients.
A. Gaudi by Patrik Hartl is another one to look out for. Owned by an Austrian chef, this place serves up a delicious mixture of authentic Canarian cuisine as well as Austrian classics. A. Gaudi also boasts a well-balanced wine list to compliment each dish on the menu.
If you adore Spanish and Canarian cuisine you should definitely head to Restaurante La Tapita Los Jose's. This place is a small, authentic Spanish tapas bar that offers a great variety of dishes from tortilla to fired calamari. They also serve a wide selection of sweet treats to finish off your meal such as triple chocolate dessert.
On the other hand, if you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a couple of drinks with your friends you may want to try the Moonlight Sports & Karaoke Bar, which can be found at the front of the Holiday World Centre. This place is one of the largest bars in the area and features karaoke every night, as well as live sports on the TV.
Things to do in Maspalomas in November
Enjoy Gran Canaria's breathtaking natural scenery whilst on horseback. Ride through the picturesque cactus fields and pine forests in the area, or canter along the extensive beach of Playa del Ingles. Isango is an online tour operator that can hook you up with the local Canarian riding stables in and around Maspalomas. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or experienced rider, as there are a number of different horse treks available for all ages and abilities.
El Faro de Maspalomas (Maspalomas Lighthouse) is one of the most popular tourist sights in the area. This 68m tall lighthouse is located at the southern point of Maspalomas, right next to the beach. This is a great place to walk to for a morning or afternoon stroll; you could enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes, bars and restaurants located in the area.
Not far from El Faro de Maspalomas will you find the spectacular Maspalomas Dunes. You may mistake this place for the Saudi Arabian desert, but in fact this vast expanse of sandy peaks is all natural! This is definitely a must see place whilst staying in the area, however, saying that it is practically impossible to miss.
If you want a day out why not head to the neighbouring resort of Playa del Ingles. This place also offers its very own golden sandy beach, watersports, bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and large shopping centre.
Dates for the diary
November is a rather quiet month throughout the whole of Gran Canaria. However, the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is likely to take place later this month. This is a professional yacht rally, where sailors from across the globe set off from the capital, Las Palmas to embark on an epic trip all the way to the Caribbean. This prestigious event is always held on the last Sunday of November.