Autumn in Spain: the perfect season to learn Spanish in Spain
Friday September 15, 2023 | Spanish Language | Posted by studyspanishinspain
As the vibrant colors of summer gradually yield to the warm and inviting embrace of autumn, the longing for sunshine, pleasant weather, and the summer vibes still linger in our hearts. If you yearn for those carefree days and are drawn to the allure of Spain, I have great news for you. Autumn emerges as the perfect season to embark on a journey of learning Spanish in Spain, in the heart of this captivating country. Picture yourself immersing in the rich tapestry of Spanish culture, basking in the gentle caress of the sun, exploring charming cities brimming with history, and indulging in the serene beauty of the beach. The transition from summer to autumn carries with it the promise of an unforgettable experience combining language acquisition with Spain’s unparalleled enchantment. Let’s go and se why autumn is the perfect season to learn Spanish in Spain.
Atumn in Spain
Autumn in Spain is beautiful, and the peak season is slowly drifting. With smaller crowds, travelers can have the best time visiting famous landmarks and attractions without being cramped. The best part is the lower rates for accommodation and tours because autumn is considered a lean season. The temperatures are mild with plenty of sunshine, days are longer, and attractions and lodging are less expensive. Typically speaking, Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to November) are the best times to visit Spain (for a Spanish immersion program).
October and November
October is a transition month in Spain. The early part of the month can be seriously hot, particularly if you head to the hottest regions, such as Andalucia (read more: best places to study Spanish in Andalucia). Late October can teeter into autumnal weather. The sea water is 23 on average, so you can easily spend time in the water in Malaga, Valencia, Cadiz, Denia, and Alicante. Swimming in October in Bilbao, near Barcelona, Gijon, A Coruña, San Sebastian, and Santander, is possible, but the sea is generally cool.
October is perfect for a trip to the Canaries – with Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Lanzarote the most popular choices. With a maximum daytime temperature of 27C and night-time temperatures around 20C, October is the best month to visit, as most people find the summer months too hot. It is also a sunny time of the year, with an average of 235 hours of sunshine over the month. And rainfall figures tend to be very low.
Ibiza is also excellent in October when high temperatures hover between 25 and 28 and the party crowd descends. The months between November and April are low season when flight and hotel rates drop along with the temperatures to a more moderate 15 – 19C.
Spain is the warmest country in Europe in November, with plenty of spectacular cities on the mainland to catch the winter sun, too. Winter in Spain — from November through February — is the best season for visitors hoping for smaller crowds. The cheapest time to visit Spain is usually from December to March, though you can also enjoy affordable flights and hotels in early spring and late autumn. The winter months see many vibrant markets and activities dedicated to annual celebrations such as Christmas, Carnival, and New Year’s Eve. You can head towards Andalusia, the warmest region of Spain in November and throughout the winter.
Malaga in Autumn
The Malaga weather in November has a lot of sunshine, but it’s also the wettest time of the year, and you’ll need a light jacket. November is a great month to explore Malaga and some of the more popular tourist attractions, as now you don’t have to worry about crowds or queues. It’s also a great month to explore the great outdoors, as the weather is still relatively stable and mild.
Can you swim in Malaga in November? The average water temperature in November is around 18ºC, although at the beginning of the month, it can still reach 21ºC. If you want to swim at the beach in November, the best option is during the first two weeks. It’s a refreshing and pleasant swim on a sunny day after your Spanish lessons in Malaga, so you can still enjoy the water and a day at the beach.
Seville in the Autumn
Heading to Seville through October and November, the weather steadily gets less hot and cloudier, and these are the months when you are most likely to see some rain in Seville. However, even in November, temperatures are still a balmy 20 Celsius on average, with 7 hours of sunshine daily. Autumn is a great time of the year to visit and to study Spanish in Seville.
Denia | Alicante in October and November
Dénia has a Mediterranean climate with gentle winters and hot summers. It’s pretty mild in November, but bringing along a jumper or light jacket for the evenings is a good idea. The average daily maximum is 20 C, and the average daily minimum is 9 C. Denia is a popular t destination for all type of tourists with approximately 325 sunny days each year. This being said the nearby city of Alicante has the highest number of sunny hours in Europe. With an average of 349 hours of sunshine per month, Alicante is a dream destination for Spanish students who love the sun.
Barcelona in the autumn
Barcelona boasts enviable weather nearly all year round, even after summer’s over. Autumn is also a great time to enjoy the beach and keep that holiday feel going. The atmosphere in Barcelona during the autumn is colorful and the streets are full of people, both tourists and locals, especially during traditional events and celebrations.
The typical weather of autumn in Barcelona is warm and cloudy. Barcelona in October can usually see some stormy winds and clouds, while November sees a some of rainy days The average temperature of Barcelona in November ranges between a high of 18ºC and a low of 12º. It can get slightly chilly this time of year, so remember to wear a light jacket. Barcelona in November is generally cool and pleasant.
Read more: Study Spanish in Barcelona
Mallorca in October
The average high in Mallorca is 19ºC in November, warm enough to soak up some sun. We recommend you pack some warmer clothes for the evenings, which cool to 10ºC. The sea temperature is 19ºC, while humidity is low. The Spanish school in Mallorca is located in the beautiful city nearby the stunning cathedral and the beach is just a short walk away.
Islas Canarias in November
If you have your sights set on a place to study Spanish near the beach, the Canary Islands are one of the most optimum locations in November. While it’s a drop from temperatures in October, the weather during the daytime still allows for sunbathing. In Lanzarote, the daily mean temperature is 20.7°C in November. November marks the beginning of the winter season in Tenerife, meaning the temperature begins to cool. However, average maximum temperatures of 24.3 ºC and around 6 hours of daily sunshine means it is still warm and sunny!
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