Mogan stays warm and pleasant into November, with conditions often still warm enough for sunbathing. This is certainly a good time of year to enjoy outdoor activities, exploring the old town and sitting in an alfresco restaurant admiring the scenery. The average temperature at this time of year is a mild 22°C, similar to the conditions seen in Orlando, Florida in the USA. Temperatures are gradually decreasing during the month. Overnight, the temperatures can drop down to 19°C, while daytime high temperatures reach a warm 24°C, making it perfect weather for an autumn holiday from cold northern Europe.
The length of each day is also decreasing during November, and daily hours of sunshine has now dropped to 9 hours per day. The sun rises at 7.15am at the beginning of this month and the sun sets at 6.15pm, so the long, light evenings of the summer months are behind us. Nevertheless, the sea temperature is still pleasant enough for a late afternoon dip at 22°C, so make the most of the daylight hours and enjoy some water sports. Humidity stays the same as the rest of the year at between 55%, mildly humid, to 85%, humid, but not uncomfortable. Wind speeds drop in the autumn to between 1 m/s, light breeze, and 9 m/s, fresh breeze. Wind speeds rarely exceed 12 m/s, strong breeze.
There is more chance of rain in this month, and average rainfall is 21mm that falls over 5 days during November. There is around a 23% chance of experiencing rain during any day. If it does rain, it will probably be moderately heavy showers or light drizzle and not heavy rain or thunderstorms. Make sure you look at the weather forecast before travelling to know what to pack for the current conditions.
Where to Stay
For excellent budget accommodation, visitors should check out the 2* Bungalows Nido del Aguila set on the hillside overlooking the ocean. Just 15 minutes walk to the beach, this small and attractive complex features one-bedroom bungalows that are ideal for a group of friends or a family holiday. This relaxed setting includes two year round outdoor pools, sun terrace and a restaurant and bar in the complex serving buffet and English style meals. The bungalows have a well-equipped kitchenette area and living space that is perfect for unwinding with friends. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
The great value 3* Aparthotel Maracaibo is ideally situated close to the beach and marina at nearby Puerto Rico. This family owned resort features studio, one or two bedroom apartments suitable for up to four people. All apartments have ocean, pool or garden views with balconies, with satellite TV and modern well-equipped kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. This property has a year round outdoor pool, sun terrace, barbecue facilities and set in tropical gardens. Also featured are a 24-hour mini market on-site, a gourmet restaurant and Caribbean style bar for enjoying a few drinks in the evening and meeting fellow guests.
Marina Suites Gran Canaria is a gorgeous 4* accommodation option for visitors at any time of the year. This is a modern and well-appointed apart hotel with 24-hour reception, located at the marina in Puerto Rico, close to Mogan. There is an outdoor swimming pool for warmer November days that offers views over the ocean. The fitness centre on-site has spa baths, the buffet restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean food, and the Yacht Club bar has a big screen TV and board games for cooler evening's entertainment. The suites offer accommodation for two to four guests, and comes equipped with a kitchenette, with hob and microwave, and Wi-Fi.
Restaurants and Nightlife
The warm and friendly welcome visitors receive at The Irish Tavern in Puerto de Mogan means guests return to this venue again and again. Open since 1997, an Irish and Spanish couple runs this pub, and serves fantastic home cooked breakfasts, lunches and dinners in a great location overlooking the marina. Enjoy a beer, cider, wine or spirit and indulge in a delicious dessert or come here earlier in the day and have a full Irish breakfast.
The fabulous Los Guayres restaurant in Puerto de Mogan serves elegant and delicious dishes and is one of the most in demand dining venues in Gran Canaria. For a special occasion or romantic meal, don't miss out on trying the fresh and light dishes such as sea bass, prawns, and beef tenderloin or suckling pig. With a local chef who trained internationally with renowned chefs, an extensive wine menu and a beautiful setting with indoor or outdoor seating options, book ahead to reserve a table at this wonderful restaurant.
In Puerto de Mogan is the wonderful Restaurante El Capuchino 501, serving delicious Spanish dishes such as paella, fresh fish, seafood and meat dishes. Popular with locals as well as visitors, the restaurant is set back from the beach and is a quieter and more relaxed restaurant than many beachfront options, and is great value for money. Wash the meals down with a cold glass of beer or wine, and experience the friendly and attentive service you will get when you visit this restaurant.
Things To Do
Feel like you are in Mexico when you visit Cactualdea Park in nearby San Nicholas. Featuring hundreds of cacti in desert-like surroundings, this 15,000 square metre park also has caves dating back to the cave-dwelling canarii people, gardens with peacocks and ducks, and a restaurant with terrace that serves, among other things, cactus juice.
Visitors interested in history will enjoy the private Museo Castillo de la Fortaleza in Santa Lucia. Set in a fort in the centre of the small town, this museum has many artefacts from the region such as animal and insects, sea life, human remains, handicrafts, artwork as well as modern art from the local people. The garden and restaurant provide a nice spot for lunch or a cool drink after exploring this unique museum.