What's the weather like in Tenerife in November?
While the month of November is still a great time to plan a holiday to Tenerife North, visitors should be prepared for some cooler spells and plan on spending more time inside as the rainfall amounts begin to creep upward yet again.
While it has been possible up to this point to continue to swim in the Atlantic Ocean while on holiday, that is not the case as much anymore. Sea temperatures this time of the year begin to fall to an average of 19°C (66°F). This is significantly cooler than what they had been just a month earlier in October. For hardy vacationers, temperatures such as these may not be a deterrent, but many swimmers may want to stay out of the water or wear a wetsuit.
On land, temperatures are sill very warm despite getting deeper into the year. Average afternoon highs are 24°C (75°F). These conditions mean that visitors will still be comfortable with the outdoor activities the northern half of the island offers. In fact, temperatures will still be warm enough to leave jackets in the room during the daytime hours and only bring them out at night. Average overnight lows fall to 18°C (64°F). This may be cool enough for some to need a light jacket once the sun goes down.
Rainfall amounts will also creep upwards at this time of the year with the northern part of the island averaging approximately 30mm of rain for the month. Much of this rain will fall primarily over the course of 7 days of the month. As winter begins to approach, much of the rain on the northern half of the island occurs at night leaving the days dry. In fact, the region will continue to receive up to 8 hours of sunlight per day which is definitely better than elsewhere in Europe at this time of the year.
Tenerife Hotels in November
If visitors are looking for a hotel that gives you options to explore Tenerife North's capital city, the Hotel Contemporaneo is a logical option. This modern hotel is located on a significant street within Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Its parking is less than ideal so it's best for travelers who are not renting a car and there are numerous taxi options if you forego the rental car. If you book here, bring your earplugs if you don't enjoy the nightlife because it's located on a major street, it could be a little too loud here.
Parque de la Cruz
If visitors are traveling with a family and are looking for something slightly different than a standard hotel, Parque las Flores in Puerto de la Cruz may be the answer. These apartments are all on one level and family owned. Close to all the major attractions, these apartments allow some level of privacy as well as full kitchens.
Hotel Pelinar is another good option for visitors in Puerto de la Cruz. This two-star hotel is an affordable option for those looking to stay on a budget. It is located in the heart of the city and just minutes away from both the airport and some of the world's best beaches. It offers 73 fully equipped rooms with all amenities to make anyone feel at home.
Bars and Restaurants
Those looking for an outstanding restaurant in Puerto de la Cruz, need to check out Bodega Julian. Ranked as one of the best restaurants in the city, it offers fabulous food for a very reasonable price. The lamb comes highly recommended and the service is second to none.
For a more high-end meal, try Bambi Gourmet. The restaurant is also located in Puerto de la Cruz and offers Romanian dishes combined with international and local flares. The menu includes a nice mixture of both fish and meat as well as a children's menu.
In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, one of the hottest nightspots is Magic Bar. With live music and a fun atmosphere, visitors can't go wrong stopping here for a drink
Things to Do in Tenerife in November
Day of the Dead
Several religious holidays occur in the month of November. All Saints Day and Day of the Dead are observed at the beginning of the month. These holidays involve locals visiting the graves of their departed loved ones and leaving them gifts.
Fiesta de San Andres
On November 29th, the island celebrates the Fiesta de San Andres. This festival is celebrated in unique ways including sledding in the streets. Despite the lack of snow, and children making as much noise as possible in the streets. It'll be a hard festival to avoid.
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria
With Christmas just around the corner and rain more likely in November, now is a great time to take a trip to the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria. This basilica is located near the ocean and filled with beautiful paintings and statues. There is a trail of statues that lead from the sea to the church, making for a lovely walk. Wandering around the grounds of the church can take an afternoon but there are numerous cafes nearby to take a hiatus and admire the scenery.