As the weather becomes officially cold and your warmest clothes come out of the wardrobe, you may begin to think about taking off for a little winter sun. Excellent idea – year-round sun awaits, if you know where to look! So say no to woolly hats and thick scarves, and hello to beaches, blue skies and a much-needed dose of sunshine.
But before you set off, you need to know which destinations should be on your to-visit list. Let’s take a look at the best places to go in November.
Spain’s ‘White Coast’ in the winter is all about sunshine, sea and good times. During the day, explore traditional towns, laze on the beach or visit fishing villages like Calpe.
At night, the resort of Benidorm is your go-to. Even in the low season, you’ll find restaurants, bars and clubs lit up when the sun goes down. Whatever your idea of holiday is, whether you’re a seasoned party-goer or in search of a little R&R, the Costa Blanca has you covered.
If you’ve had a serious case of beach blues over the last few months, the Algarve is your remedy. Here, you’ll find year-round sun and some of Europe’s best beaches.
With golden sands, azure seas and average temperatures of 20 degrees, it’s time to dig out the bathing suit, because the Algarve ticks all the boxes for a November getaway to the coast.
Looking for a little cultural interlude to the winter months? Well Malta has you covered. Of course, the island has sun, beaches and pools aplenty, but with three UNESCO sites to its name, you’ve also got a unique slice of history right on your doorstop.
Explore the magical city of Valletta, packed full of centuries-old treasures, before turning your attention to the ancient Megalithic Temples and Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.
While the east coast of Cyprus may be best-known for Ayia Napa, Larnaca takes the top spot for the more relaxed holiday – perfect if you’re in the mood for a winter recharge.
Think stretching beaches, untouched countryside and ancient landmarks. Pair all this with authentic eateries and seafront bars for a taste of the good life, all while the temperatures dip at home.
Costa Del Sol
Is it any wonder the ‘Sun Coast’ made it on this list? With average temperatures of 20 degrees throughout November, you can enjoy all the Costa Del Sol has to offer during the quieter months.
Visit Marbella Town for a spot of shopping or head to Torremolinos for dinner and drinks. Whatever your plans, this more relaxed time of year allows you to take things at your own pace.
While things get cooler at home, Lanzarote averages a balmy 23 degrees in November, making it a must for your winter break. If you fancy an active holiday, you can trek the famous volcanic terrain and enjoy incredible sweeping views. But if it’s a relaxed break you’re after, simply lie back and enjoy the sunshine by the pool.
Ready to turn up the heat?
Posted: 8th Sep 2019.