Playa Paraiso Weather November Averages, Canary Islands
While Northern Europe becomes chilly and autumnal, the small purpose-built resort of Playa Paraiso on the west coast of Tenerife continues to bask in warm spring-like temperatures making this a great place to escape for some sun this month.
The average temperature at this time of year is a mild 21ºC (70ºF) but average high temperatures can still reach a decidedly warm 24ºC (75ºF) and average low temperatures, including night time temperatures, remain at a comfortable 18ºC (64ºF) so dining or enjoying a drink outside at night is still very much an option.
Not surprisingly, the temperatures are warmer towards the beginning of the month with average daily temperatures of 23ºC (73ºF) likely in the first week, 22ºC (72ºF) in the second and falling to 21ºC (70ºF) for much of the rest of the month.
Those hoping to lie in the sun at the resort's popular seawater Lido will not be disappointed with a 39% chance of a sunny day at this time of year and an average of 9 hours sunshine a day. If you prefer to swim in the sea you will find the water temperature inviting at an average 22ºC (72ºF).
Rainfall does continue to increase this month from its summer low in July of 0mm but the chances of experiencing a rainy day are still low with only a 10% chance of rain and an average of just 20mm falling over six days. Even so, it is worth keeping an eye on the daily forecast while you're there to make sure you don't get caught in a shower.
The wind continues to be a feature of the weather in the resort with a 46% chance of experiencing a windy day and at this time of year winds can bring storms with them.
Where to Stay
Enjoy an adults-only getaway in November at the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador, an attractive luxury 5 star hotel overlooking the ocean and close to Duque Beach on the Costa Adeje. The traditional Mediterranean architecture features beautiful columns and arches overlooking lush, verdant gardens and beautiful sun terrace and pool. The hotel also features a spa and wellness centre and a fitness centre with squash courts and bicycle hire. The two restaurants offer a choice of à la carte or buffet and there is a bar where you can enjoy cocktails at sunset.
For a more laidback, self-catering option try the Ona Sueño Azul in Callao Salvaje. The pretty self-contained apartments and villas all have their own kitchens and living space and share an outdoor pool, sun terrace and children's playground. The hotel complex is just a 10-minute walk from the beach at Callao Salvaje.
Also close to the popular Duque Beach is the Melia Jardines del Teide set in 12,000 square meters of lush, landscaped gardens with three beautiful swimming pools set sympathetically within the grounds. With stunning ocean views, the hotel offers guests elegant surroundings, a choice of restaurants, a play park for children and a sumptuous wellness centre.
Things to Do
The slightly cooler temperatures in November make it the perfect month for exploring the island and maybe doing a little shopping. If you love nothing more than visiting local markets looking for objects to take home you must visit Los Cristianos market. The biggest outdoor market in Tenerife, this is found on the seafront in Los Cristianos and features stalls selling everything from local arts and crafts to leather goods and toys. Stop off at one of the tapas stalls to refuel and you'll be able to spend a happy few hours here doing some serious retail therapy.
Enjoy some medieval excitement at Medieval Night where you can watch the drama of real life duals, jousting, sword fights and amazing horse-riding feats while enjoying a slap-up Spanish meal in the evocative surroundings of the Castillo San Miguel in Aldea Blanca.
Hit the Beach
On the southern tip of the island is Las Galletas, a historic fishing village with two beaches running around the town. These black sand and pebble beaches are popular with locals and are a nice place to walk in the cooler temperatures this month. The average sea temperatures are still around 22ºC in November so it's worth taking your swimming costumes if the sun is shining. Take time after the beach to check out some of the Spanish seafood on offer in the restaurants, you could even wander around the daily fish market where the fishermen sell their daily catch.
The little cove beside the harbour wall in the pretty, historic town of Garachico is a perfect spot to relax and catch some sun after touring the town's craft shops, picturesque churches and castle. The swimming here at this time of year is perfect and there are never too many crowds.
Eating & Drinking Out
Those wanting to experience the bustling nightlife of Playa de las Américas or spend the day on its wide golden beach may like to stop off at Chunga Changa Beach Bar for some great Italian food, including delicious fresh homemade pasta. A great place to watch the sun go down either with good food or a cold drink.
The Monkey Beach Club down the coast at Playa de Troya is a hip hang out for sun worshipers during the day with its elegant lunch terrace overlooking the black sand beach. At night the beach club transforms into a cool bar and nightclub with partygoers dancing to the latest tunes from resident DJs.
For a more British experience, which is likely to be just as lively, try the Talk of the Town bar and cafe in Playa Paraiso itself. Serving British pub food and with a range of activities including quiz nights, live shows and major sporting events shown live on the bar's TV screens, this is home away from home for many of the British ex-pats and visitors and is open from 10am until 'late' every day of the week.
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