Vacation on the beach: Where the sun shines in autumn – ten tips

Vacation on the beach: Where the sun shines in autumn – ten tips

Whe was clever, he spent this super summer at home and saved a few vacation days for the fall. Tired of fog, rain and temperatures dropping towards zero? Then let’s go and extend the summer in the sunny south. Late autumn is an ideal time for this, as the heat has passed, prices are on the wane (at least outside of the autumn holiday dates) and the sea is still warm.

We have sifted through current offers and evaluated climate tables – and put together the best medium-haul destinations for a beach holiday in November.

Andalusia: Sightseeing on the sun coast

The Costa del Sol in Andalusia is perfect for a short trip to the sun; the “Sun Coast” in the south of Spain lives up to its name even in late autumn. It lures with lively bathing resorts and dozens of golf courses. With the rental car (compared to midsummer, it is now cheap again) and you can quickly go for a stroll through charming cities such as Seville, Granada and Málaga.

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The time for this is now ideal, the oppressive heat of midsummer has given way to a mild autumn climate. A week’s bed and breakfast in a well-rated four-star hotel in Marbella costs less than 500 euros in November. The spacious mid-range rental car costs around 250 euros in the usual portals.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 20, night: 10, water: 17 °C. Hours of sunshine: 6, flight duration: 3 hours

Antalya: bargains and antiquities

After two pandemic years, southern Turkey is back on top. The sweeping bay of Antalya is still tempting in November with a water temperature of 21 degrees. The southern coast of Turkey, with its unusually long summer season for the Mediterranean, is known for good hotels, ancient sights and good sports facilities.

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There are also great shopping opportunities, after all Antalya is a lively metropolis outside of the picturesque old town. Although you have to reckon with rain in November – you pack a rain jacket for that.

A week of flight and vacation with half board is available for less than 450 euros. A tip, where you have to be good on foot, is the old town hotel “Puding Marina Residence”, which consists of six historic manor houses, where a week’s flight and half board costs from 440 euros.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 20, night: 9, water: 21°C. Hours of sunshine: 6, flight duration: 3 hours

Djerba Island: Orient at a mini rate

The palm island of Djerba is Tunisia’s bathtub and a paradise for tennis players; with an air temperature of 21 degrees and a water temperature of 20 degrees, this still applies in November. The Orient begins right behind the hotel garden. In the picturesque old town of Houmt Souk there is a carpet market on Mondays and Thursdays. Ceramics can be seen and bought in the pottery village of Guellala in the south of the island. The beach area of ​​Midoun is almost endless.

Tunisia: A stroll through the picturesque old town of Houmt Souk on Djerba is worthwhile

A stroll through the picturesque old town of Houmt Souk on Djerba is worthwhile

Quelle: Getty Images/500px/Luca Pizzorno

You can get a flight and a week of all-inclusive meals in a well-rated four-star hotel in November for less than 500 euros per person in a double room. Tennis cracks pay in the two five-star “Hasdrubal” hotels from 730 euros, a wellness tip is the “TUI Blue Palm Beach Palace” (one week from 660 euros).

Temperatures mid-November, day: 21, night: 14, water: 20 °C. Hours of sunshine: 7, flight duration: 3 hours

Cyprus: Ideal for swimming and hiking

Excellent cuisine, excellent wellness hotels and often the best bathing weather well into November: That is autumn holidays in Cyprus. The balanced climate makes the hospitable island of Aphrodite a top destination for relaxing hiking and bathing holidays. Quaint villages and small bars, orange groves full of juicy fruits and vast forests are worth a trip to the Troodos Mountains.

Cyprus: One of the hiking trails in the Troodos Mountains goes over medieval bridges like this one

One of the hiking trails in the Troodos Mountains goes over medieval bridges like this one

Quelle: Getty Images/Jaap Hooijkaas

The Amphora Hotel & Suites is a well-run hotel complex on the site of a former winery right on the beach in Paphos. In 15 minutes you can walk along the beach promenade to the picturesque harbor of Paphos and on to the ancient archaeological sites. A week’s flight and half-board is available in November from EUR 400 per person in a double room.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 24, night: 12, water: 20 °C. Hours of sunshine: 7, flight duration: 3.5 hours

Tel Aviv: White City and good food

People pray in Jerusalem, work in Haifa and live in Tel Aviv. This motto is true, Israel’s largest metropolis is famous for its love of life, even in November there is a good mood here. Nowhere else in the Middle East can you see so many young, attractive people as on Tel Aviv’s 14-kilometre-long sandy beach and in the many cafés. And as soon as the sun goes down, one party after the other is celebrated.

During the day there is a bit of time to visit the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus villas (White City Center and Bauhaus Center are particularly worthwhile), before going on to the essentials in the evening: good food.

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The Levantine cuisine, with its focus on vegetarian ingredients, is currently experiencing a worldwide triumph. In Tel Aviv you can literally find her on the street – at street food. The best place to start is at Shuk Ha’Carmel Market, the heart of Tel Aviv. Between stands with seductively fragrant kebabs and falafel, hummus and sabich, you don’t even know where to start – by the way, sabich is a vegetarian aubergine doner kebab, very tasty. And the best hummus is definitely at Abu Hassan on Dolphin Street.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 24, night: 14, water: 20 °C. Hours of sunshine: 7, flight duration: 3.5 hours

Madeira: Exotic Gardens and Beaches

The Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira offers beach holidaymakers only a few artificial beaches. For nature lovers, on the other hand, it is a dream destination with excellent hotels. The silky soft air and the exotic gardens above the capital Funchal already inspired Austria’s Empress Sisi in the 19th century.

Today, outdoor fans in particular have discovered the island – for trekking and mountain biking. Explorers hike with or without a guide along the famous levadas, as the historical irrigation canals are called, through Madeira’s original nature.

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The November temperatures still reach a pleasant 22 degrees, even at night it rarely gets colder than 16 degrees. The “Estalagem” resort in the banana village of Ponta do Sol with a pretty pebble beach is a dream of classic design, the blue of the sea and lots of tranquillity. A week’s flight and accommodation with half board is available there in November from 900 euros per person in a double room.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 22, night: 16, water: 20 °C. Hours of sunshine: 6, flight duration: 4.5 hours

Lanzarote: Black Beach and Volcanic Wine

The classic November destinations are the Canary Islands. But the temperatures there are quite different – ​​the volcanic island of Lanzarote is the warmest in November with up to 26 degrees Celsius. Lanzarote’s landscape is extremely fascinating – it seems almost impossible not to succumb to the fascination of the Fire Mountains.

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Green vines and white houses stand out against the pitch-black lava soil and the even volcanic cones. Even in the tourist centers of Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca, high-rise buildings and electricity pylons have been avoided and instead built in an artistic and traditional way.

Lanzarote owes this privilege to the all-round artist César Manrique, who died in 1992; he dedicated his life to preserving the island’s beauty. The Papagayo beaches in the extreme south of the island are particularly picturesque. Price example: A week’s flight and half board in the five-star hotel “Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park” on Playa Blanca costs from 920 euros per person in a double room.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 26, night: 16, water: 20 °C. Hours of sunshine: 7, flight duration: 4.5 hours

El Gouna: Lagoon Resort in Egypt

Seen from the air, El Gouna looks like Arabic calligraphy. Channels artificially cut into the coastline wash around gently rounded peninsulas on which white houses glitter, surrounded by green palm trees and light blue swimming pools. On the ground then the second surprise in the desert: there are colorful rubbish bins on every street corner, and otherwise the lagoon city presents itself as clean as if you had booked a holiday with Master Proper.

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Fatnas Island (Siwa Oasis, Egypt)

This artificial holiday world is perfect for kiters, golfers and, of course, for divers, because manta rays and sea turtles are regular guests outside the house reef. The holiday enclave, where many of the employees speak German, can be booked in the second half of November, for example from 700 euros per person in a double room with all-inclusive catering in the “Labranda Hotel Paradisio”.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 27, night: 18, water: 25 °C. Sunshine hours: 11, flight duration: 4.5 hours

Cape Verde: Dune beaches in the Atlantic

Sprinkled in the Atlantic 500 kilometers off the coast of Senegal are the Cape Verde Islands – at the same latitude as Acapulco and Martinique, but only a six-and-a-half hour flight from Europe. The sunniest Cape Verde island is called Sal and has almost magical dune beaches. With temperatures of 28 degrees, even in November, which hardly ever drop below 22 degrees at night, Sal doesn’t have to hide from the Caribbean.

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This also applies to the water, which is 25 degrees warm thanks to the warm Gulf Stream. A hit especially for kitesurfers is the beach of Santa Maria on the southern tip of the holiday island, a comfort tip there is the club hotel “Riu Funana” operated by the Mallorcan Riu chain. Flight and overnight stay with all-inclusive meals are available for 1250 euros at the beginning of November.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 28 night: 22, water: 25 °C. Hours of sunshine: 6, flight duration: 6.5 hours

Dubai: Swimming, shopping and sunbathing

Glittering luxury, that’s what Dubai stands for. The sun-drenched emirate is rightly considered a place of superlatives. Here you can easily combine a city trip with a beach holiday. In Dubai there is the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa, 828 meters) and the largest shopping center (Dubai Mall, 1200 shops), as well as noble beach hotels (“Atlantis”, “Burj al-Arab”), spectacular resorts (The Palm) .

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During the day it gets hotter than 30 degrees in November, the water is a comfortable 27 degrees warm, for example at Jebel Ali Beach on the outskirts of town, which is also the terminus of the metro. For a week’s flight and hotel with breakfast, for example, you pay from 1200 euros in a double room in the five-star hotel “JA Beach” in the second week of November.

Temperatures mid-November, day: 31, night: 18, water: 27 °C. Hours of sunshine: 9, flight duration: 6 hours

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