Weather Averages for Cancun in November
Averages for Cancun in November
The weather continues to cool down November in Cancun, Mexico, when the average temperature is around 25°C. Due to November falling at the beginning of the dry season, the average rainfall is much less at 97mm over five days, although the sunshine hours remains the same, at eight hours each day. Even though it’s winter, Cancun enjoys an average sea temperature of 28°C, making it the perfect time to spend a few hours at the beach during your holiday.
Dates for the diary
The Day of the Dead is usually held on November 1st and is one of the most characteristic events of the resort. This festival is a celebration of life, with locals and tourists coming together to remember the dead by visiting cemeteries and listening to live music bands. Although it sounds rather morbid, the Day of the Dead is a traditional event with important historical and cultural roots.
In the middle of the month, the resort celebrates the Cancun International Film Festival. A must-visit for art fans, this event is made up of several screenings of both Latin American and international films throughout various cinemas around the resort.
Things to do
Make the most of the dry weather by enjoying a round or two of golf at Iberostar Cancun Golf Course. This 18-hole par-72 course is almost 7,000 yards long and features tropical vegetation, sections of the Nichupte Lagoon and a selection of wildlife, including crocodiles, iguanas and exotic birds. As well as the golf course, there is also a number of facilities available for golfers to enjoy, such as pro shop, buggy rental and club house.
The Playboy Cancun Casino is a great place to visit if you’re looking for something to do on an evening. Although there is an entrance fee, it does include one drink and allows you unlimited access to the casino which is staffed by genuine Playbunnies. Like the popular casinos found in Las Vegas, the Playboy Cancun Casino is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail, play a game of roulette or simply indulge in some people watching.
Hit the beach
If you’re looking for somewhere to try your hand at surfing, spend the day at Playa Gaviota Azul. Popular with both locals and tourists, this beach boasts huge waves which attract body boarders and surfers from all over the resort. Although the strong undercurrents are far too dangerous for regular swimming, the fine pale sands provide the ideal place to work on your tan. There are plenty of amenities available to visitors, including sun shade and lounger rental, sports activities, lifeguards, restaurants and bars.
The beach at Yamil Lu’um is perfect for families and couples who start to get antsy sunbathing at the beach. Much more than a place to soak up the sun, this beach is also home to two Mayan structures – one temple and one lighthouse-lookout tower which are open to the public. There is a handful of amenities and services available for visitors, including parasol and sun bed hire, with a selection of restaurants, bars and hotels nearby.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to authentic Asian cuisine, it’s tough to beat Irori. Here you’ll find a comprehensive menu full of Japanese specialities, including sushi, rolls, tempura, sashimi and teppanyaki, in addition to a comprehensive children’s menu, creating a pleasant dining experience for everyone.
One of the most popular restaurants in Cancun, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a must-visit for carnivores. This eatery boasts a large menu with a huge variety of steaks, such as cowboy rib eye, New York strip, porter house, T bone, fillet, petite fillet, regular rib eye and veal chops. If you’re still feeling a bit hungry, take a look at the dessert menu which features favourites such as cheesecake, crème brulee and Key lime pie.
Adults looking for a night out away from children should consider going to La Cabaña. Only open to guests aged 18 and over, this bar hosts karaoke nights several times each week and serves a variety of affordable drinks. Because La Cabaña can only cater for 90 people at one time, it is a popular choice for holidaymakers who aren’t confident singing before a large group of people.
Sports fans won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a drink or snack at La Taberna. One of the few sports bars in Cancun, La Taberna boasts a huge number of TV screens which can show several games at the same time. You’ll also find a top selection of drinks available behind the bar, including international and local beers and spirits.
Where to stay
Couples and families who want to spend a lot of time at the beach during their holiday should check out Hotel NYX Cancun. Overlooking the ocean, this hotel provides a number of basic rooms, standard units, junior suites and family suites, ensuring something to suit every group size and budget. There are plenty of facilities available to enjoy, such as 24-hour reception, restaurants, bars, swimming pools and WiFi access.
Krystal Cancun is perfect for couples in search of a romantic holiday in Cancun. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of standard, deluxe and romantic rooms, in addition to family, junior, master and presidential suites, providing you with plenty of choice. Onsite amenities are numerous and include entertainment programme, gym, water sports, swimming pools, bars and restaurants.
The four-star Barceló Tucancun Beach is one of the most popular hotels in Cancun, found in between the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon. Here guests can choose from a number of double rooms, superior rooms, family rooms and suites, almost all of which come with sea or lagoon views. The list of onsite facilities is comprehensive and covers spa, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, kids’ club and sports activities.
Found in the centre of Cancun, Grand Oasis Palm Resort & Spa is a top location for families and couples looking for beachside accommodation in Cancun. There is a wide variety of rooms available, each of which comes with sea views, air conditioning and coffee marking facilities. Guests are invited to take advantage of the many amenities which include swimming pools, kids’ club, golf course, spa, gym and entertainment programme.
When it comes to spa hotels in Cancun, Ocean Spa Hotel is one of the finest. Found in a top section of the hotel zone, this complex offers 127 standard rooms and 27 deluxe rooms, each of which comes with air conditioning and balcony or terrace. There is a number of facilities available for guests to enjoy, such as bars, restaurants, swimming pools, sports facilities and WiFi access, as well as a two-storey spa with fitness centre and yoga room.