Where’s hot in November?
Make cold, dark mornings and drizzly days a thing of the past on a holiday filled with warm winter sunshine. Jet off to the warmer climes of the Canary Islands and make lasting holiday memories with your family on a villa holiday to Lanzarote or Fuerteventura, which boast high temperatures of 22-23°C. Swap your bobble hat for swimwear and prepare for brighter days and a luxury property with your own private heated pool.
You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in Lanzarote. When you’re not enjoying your private and tranquil villa Villa Pacifico, nestled in a quiet location but just 800 yards from the beach, hop in the car and explore everything that this beautiful island has to offer. It’s not difficult to see why Lanzarote made our list of where’s hot in November.
For eight Euros, an absolute must-see when visiting Lanzarote is the Timanfaya National Park, which attracts many tourists every year with its rare species of plants and geological formations. You need to book a tour to visit, as the volcano is still active. Many visitors like to pour water on the ground, which then sizzles and bubbles away to miniature geysers. When you need a bite to eat, indulge in some lunch at Restaurant El Diablo designed by César Manrique, which serves Canarian specialities.
Green-fingered visitors will enjoy visiting the island’s Jardin de Cactus, which is home to over 4,500 different specimens and 13 families of cactus. Take a stroll around the peaceful gardens originally designed by César Manrique, complete with lava ponds, a windmill and a restaurant serving cactus burgers.
Have you come to Lanzarote for a beach break? If you’d rather take things more slowly, azure waters and white-sand beaches are aplenty on this calm island. With 213km of coastline, you can visit quiet beaches like Papagayo, which are dramatic and a little more off-piste, or Famara, which boasts an Atlantic breeze that makes it great for watersports and surfing. We recommend a wine-tasting tour after some fun on the beach, where you can unwind with a glass in your hand while the winter sun sets on another glorious day. Visit Bodegas El Grifo, which is the oldest vineyard in Lanzarote.
Offering year-round sunshine (3,000 hours in total), it isn’t hard to see why Fuerteventura makes our where’s hot in November must-visit guide. Famous for its sand dunes, rugged landscape, watersports and some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands, this beautiful island offers travellers plenty to see and do, whatever you like to do on holiday.
Beach lovers will love Villa Buena Vista, which is situated right on Waikiki beachfront and comes complete with its own private heated pool. It’s also just a short walk away from the many restaurants and facilities of Corralejo. While in Corralejo, find the yellow tapas sign in the harbour to discover authentic Spanish tapas bars offering patatas bravas, papas arrugadas, shark stew and mussels. After lunch, wander around the cobbled streets and take a tour of the many speciality shops and boutiques selling handmade souvenirs. For nature lovers, Corralejo is also big on surfing, and welcomes surfers of all abilities. Aloha Surf Academy operates from Cotillo beach, offering surfing lessons to everyone (depending on conditions). Corralejo is also home to the island’s main Natural Park, which offers visitors day trips covering epic views and impressive sand dunes that feel like you’re in the heart of the desert.
Further away from Corralejo, explore Calderon Hondo and organise a guided tour, or take a hike up to its summit yourself. Tours are offered by many major towns on the island, and are affordable. Those who like to explore nature even more off-grid will enjoy the island’s various walking trails. Hire a car and drive to the Barranco De Los Enamorados ravine, which offers breathtaking rock formations and Instagram-worthy views.