What's the weather like in Protaras in November
During November the Protaras tourist season is all but finished, and whilst you may still find a few popular bars and restaurants finishing up their summer trade, generally many restauranteurs close from now until the start of the following season.
Despite that, there is still much to see and do in Protaras, Cyprus, during these quieter months, and the weather is still very pleasant compared to some other countries in the vicinity. The average temperature hovers around the 17°C mark, with an average high daytime temperature of up to 22°C, which is certainly pleasant enough to enjoy a walk or a few outdoor activities. Indeed, the Mediterranean Sea during November is still very warm indeed, cooling from previous months to a pleasant 23°C during November, so swimming is still very do-able.
Night-times can be a little chilly during this time, so a cardigan or jacket is to be recommended, with lows of around 12°C.
The chance of rain increasing from the previous month to around 43mm.
Having said that, the sun certainly shines in November, at around 7 hours per day, meaning getting out and about during this quieter month should certainly be done, perhaps exploring the surrounding area, such as nearby Paralimni.
Protaras Hotels for November
Many hotels close down during November, if not for the entire winter then for restoration work after a busy summer season. Despite that, there are still several hotels, villas, and apartments open for booking during this quieter month, and Coralli Spa Resort is certainly one of the best, if not the best, to book. Here you can relax in totally tranquil surroundings, without crowds or noise. Alternatively, why not book a private villa, such as Maricosta Villas, or Palm Village Villas, for a value price, and with total rest and relaxation guaranteed as a result of the chilled-out time of year.
Mandalena Apartments are also open during November, giving you a value self-catering option, perfect for those who want to eat in a lot more than spend money in restaurants, especially when the choice is limited due to the time of year.
The choice of accommodation may be limited now winter has arrived, but the hotels and apartments which are open are certainly up to the mark, and bargains can be had.
Bars and Restaurants
Your options for eating and drinking out during November are very much diminished compared to the previous few months, but that doesn't mean there aren't options available to you. Mojito Bar & Grill is a very popular option in Protaras, as well as the whole surrounding area, and has delicious cocktails and meals to more than fill your needs. Kanati Tavern is a small place, which does have a slightly rustic look to it, but the food is more than delicious, and very authentic.
You could also head to nearby Limassol for a night out during this time of year. Limassol is also a seasonal town, but does tend to have more in the way of restaurants open during the winter months, and is easily accessible by local bus, or by hiring a car and exploring the area a little more.
November is a quiet, chilled-out time in Protaras, a time of reflection following a busy tourism season. Anyone visiting this resort during the quieter months will find the natural sights and outdoor activities fill their time, and the still very pleasant weather more than makes up for the lesser bars and restaurants open during the winter months.
Things to do in Protaras in November
Heading over to Ayia Napa during the winter months will mean you get to experience the Ayia Napa Cultural Winter Festival, with a programme of events which includes concerts and art, usually held at the Ayia Napa Municipal Conference Hall. Check online ahead of your visit to get details of the exact programme, whilst exploring this beach resort during the quieter months also.
It is still very possible to visit Cape Greco National Forest Park during the cooler months, in fact this is a great time go because the crowds are less, and you can explore on foot much easier than during the higher summer temperatures. Many boat trips still head in that direction during November, and the mild temperatures should only require a light jacket at the very most.
Of course, if you do happen to catch a rainy day then you will want to explore indoor attractions, in which case the Ocean Aquarium is a fantastic idea. The Penguin House is not to be missed, with adjusted temperatures for the animals, replicating the chilly temperatures they are used to in the wild. Kids will love this attraction, and there are also countless species of fish to visit.
If you do happen to visit Protaras before 15 November then you will be lucky enough to catch the innovative Magic Dancing Waters Show, with laser animations and dancing water timed to music. This is a breath-taking show and certainly one to catch whilst it's available.
Heading over to nearby Paralimni is a good idea now the major crowds have gone home, and you will find it much easier to get around the town as a result. There are many shopping opportunities, as well as a delicious bakery for a pit-stop during the day; Marangos Bakery has a huge range of mouth-watering treats to tempt can you resist?