Praia da Luz Weather November Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Praia da Luz in November
As with many resorts around the Algarve in Portugal, you can expect slightly wetter and cooler weather in Praia da Luz at this time of year, which is ideal for those who want to explore without high temperatures getting in the way of the fun.
November experiences an average temperature of around 15°C, which can rise to a very warm 18°C during the warmer times of the day. You are more likely to find these higher temperatures at the beginning of the month. As for the evenings, you will notice a definite change as we move into the late autumn and early winter period, with an average low temperature of around 12°C, meaning a jacket is certainly going to be needed for evening explorations.
Despite the resort now being in the grips of the off season in terms of major tourism, the sun hasn't left in its entirety, and still shines for a wonderful 7 hours per day, giving you plenty of scope for enjoying the resort at this quieter time.
Of course, there is the increased chance of rain which we have to mention and take into account, and on average you may experience 90mm of rain throughout the month, which could affect around 13 days on average throughout the month; rain can also be prolonged at this time, but keeping an eye on the forecast is the best way to anticipate any weather-related hiccups.
If you're planning on heading to the beach, you will certainly find them less crowded now the peak season has ended and this is also reflected in the average sea temperature, which has dropped to a chilly 18°C. You can still enjoy water-sports and swimming, however do be aware that it is a little cooler now, compared to the peak months of July and August.
Praia da Luz Hotels for November
Hotel Marina Rio
Your out of season November stay in Praia da Luz can be as luxurious as you want to make it, with some fantastic top class hotels in the surrounding areas. Lagos has some fantastic choices, as well as nearby Albufeira. Hotel Marina Rio allows you to stay almost right on the water's edge, with amazing views, especially of sunsets. You can choose from a twin or double room, with spacious accommodation your base.
Boavista Golf Resort & Spa
Alternatively, Boavista Golf Resort & Spa is a must for any golf fans out there, as you are literally staying at the golf course itself. The duplex apartments are large and luxurious, and of course you have direct access to the golf course itself.
For something a little simpler, a home away from home choice, check out Seaview Apartment. This is a beach property which boasts a fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful terrace for admiring the view before you.
Bars and Restaurants
Fun Portuguese fare is available at Cafe Calheta. Known colloquially as "Fernando's," this popular bar is complete with pool tables and outside seating.
Whilst you're in Faro doing a spot of sightseeing, be sure to check out Faaron Steakhouse for some of the best and most creatively presented steak dishes around. You will certainly be full after you see the portion sizes! As a snack or perhaps a pudding, also head to 31 Cheesehouse, Vincho & Comp.
The regional capital is full of restaurants to try, which gives you a larger take on Portuguese food overall. The local cuisine is full of fish dishes, such as salted cod, but also many chourico dishes too, which is a form of spicy sausage. This is perhaps one of the most wide-ranging types of cuisine in the world, so you will certainly find something to suit your palate.
Things to do in Praia da Luz in November
The Municipal Museum of Portimao
If the weather does take a turn for the worse, head for one of the museums in the area for a few hours until the rain passes. The Municipal Museum of Portimao is housed in an old sardine canning factory, which certainly gives it a different and interesting look, and the museum hosts many temporary art exhibitions throughout the year. This is a must for culture and art fans.
It is just under three hours by car to visit the capital of the Algarve region, Faro, and this is a must do for some serious shopping and sightseeing. This large city is picturesque and brimming with history and culture. Architecture fans will be in their element, especially with such buildings as the Church of Sao Lourenco, and the Cathedral of Faro itself. Football fans should head to Estadio Algarve, and Barreta Island and Tavira Island, are both must visits for nature fans, perfectly possible still at this time of year.
Hiring a car is a great way to see more of this beautiful country, so check out deals with companies such as Algarve Car Hire, for the best for your cash.