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.
Day of the Dead souvenirs for sale.
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.
Playa Gaviota Azul Cancun, perfect for surfing.
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.
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Cancun.
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.
Aerial view of one of Cancuns resorts on the beach.Gran Oasis Palm Resort & Spa is right on the beach.
November events in Cancun
Day of the Dead
1st November 2014 to 2nd November 2014
Day of the Dead is a celebration of life, when locals come together to remember lost loved ones by visiting local cemeteries, such as Cemetery Isla Mujeres in the nearby Isla Mujeres island. Altars are also set up in honour of the dead in various locations throughout Cancun, including in locals' homes and restaurants.
Monday Night Football Tailgate Party
24th November 2014
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa celebrates American football in true US style with Monday Night Football Tailgate Parties held every Monday night throughout football season. Every Monday throughout the year guests can gather on the beach and relax on comfy loungers whilst watching the game on a giant screen.
Anniversary of Mexican Revolution
20th November 2014
The Anniversary of Mexican Revolution is the most important socio-political event of Mexico, honouring the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1917. On this day, re-enactment parades and performances are held throughout the main streets of Cancun. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa throws a big party on this day, with live entertainment and free-flowing food and drink.
Thanksgiving Bash at Temptation Resort
27th November 2014
Every Thanksgiving, the adults-only Temptation Resort in Cancun throws a huge party. The event kicks off with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, followed by fun shows, performances from live DJs, music concerts from local bands, parties and a casino.
Thanksgiving at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
27th November 2014
Each Thanksgiving, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa puts on a huge family-friendly party. The day starts off with the broadcast of the American Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and is followed by plenty of children's activities, such as turkey calling, arts and crafts and fun history lessons focusing on the pilgrims. Come evening, a giant Thanksgiving feast is served up to all guests and the US football games are broadcast throughout the day and evening.