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Weather Averages for Riviera Maya in November
Averages for Riviera Maya in November
The weather continues to cool down in Riviera Maya, Mexico in November, when the average temperature is 25°C. At this time of the year, highs of up to 29°C at common during the hottest part of the day, cooling down to 22°C after sunset. November falls at the beginning of the dry season, although the resort still experiences around seven rainy days. With an average sea temperature of 28°C and approximately eight hours of sunshine each day, November is a great month to spend an afternoon or two at the beach.
Without the high humidity, this is a much more pleasant time of the year to visit, especially if you’re not used to intense heat.
Dates for the diary
Foodies won’t want to miss the chance to take part in the Taste of Playa event held in Playa del Carmen in November. Taking place in Parque Fundadores in on November 24th 2013, this event sees some of the best international chefs from a number of restaurants come together to showcase their new menus. There will be plenty of opportunities to try food and drink, so make sure you attend on an empty stomach.
The Xel-Ha Triathlon also takes place on November 17th and 18th 2013 in what is becoming one of the most popular and highly-attended sports events of the year. If you’re feeling sporty, you can take part yourself or just find a spot along the course and watch from the crowds.
Things to do
Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that there is a number of championship courses located throughout Riviera Maya. El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club in Playa del Carmen is one of the most popular and features an 18-hole par-72 course with several coastal holes. A challenge for even the best golfers, this course also features a club house, golf carts, golf shop, restaurant, driving range and putting greens.
Riviera Art Gallery in Playa del Carmen is a must-visit for art fans. The aim of this gallery is to encourage a greater appreciation of art, so you’ll find a fantastic selection of work from up and coming artists on display here. Exhibitions include paintings, drawing and sculptures which cover a wealth of styles and themes, ensuring there is something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.
Hit the beach
Make the most of the fantastic weather by spending a day at one of the many beaches in Riviera Maya. The main beach in Tulum is found just south of the Mayan ruins and offers plenty of wide open spaces for visitors to spread out on the powdery white sand. There is a handful of facilities available, such as sun loungers, Balinese beds, parasols and loads of water sports to enjoy.
Half Moon Bay Beach in North Akumal is another popular place to spend the day. Made up of fine white sand and a few rocky zones, the uneven nature of this beach means you’ll need protective footwear if you want to go into the sea. There are plenty of amenities and services for visitors to enjoy here, including beach bar, restaurants, sun beds, parasols, water sports and dive shop.
Where to eat & drink
Curry Omm in Playa del Carmen is the place to go if you’re in the mood for an Indian meal. Here you’ll find a large menu full of your favourite curry dishes, such as biryani, vindaloo, korma and rogan josh, as well as a great choice of vegetarian dishes.
Also situated in Playa del Carmen, Los Tabernacos Bistro Lounge serves several Mexican and Canadian dishes for very affordable prices. This eatery also shows a number of hockey games on several large-screen TVs, making it popular amongst sports fans. The owner and bar staff are always friendly and enjoy chatting with holidaymakers.
If you’re looking for a bar with a difference, be sure to head to Supernova Tattoo Bar in Playa del Carmen. The only tattoo and mixology bar in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Supernova Tattoo Bar offers a number of unique cocktails made with uncommon ingredients such as basil and peanut oil. As well as enjoying a drink or two, you can also get yourself a tattoo from the talented Maurizio.
The Habana Café in Tulum is another popular place to spend the evening. This small bar offers an open bar on the roof where you can enjoy a choice of drinks, including beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. The resident DJ plays all the latest tunes to get the crowd going, including Latin pop and salsa.
Where to stay
Families and couples looking for beachside accommodation should check out Playa Maya in Playa del Carmen. Located on the Playa del Carmen beach, this complex offers guests a complimentary breakfast, WiFi access, air-conditioning, cable TV, mini fridge and beach services.
Also located in Playa del Carmen, Eurostars Hacienda Vista Real offers 77 studios, ambassador suites, royal suites and imperial suites, ensuring there is something to suit everyone. Onsite facilities are numerous and include restaurants, spa, concierge, swimming pool and WiFi.
Piedra Escondida in Tulum is perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat during their holiday in Riviera Maya. This hotel offers nine rooms, each of which comes with a king-size bed, private bathroom and balcony with hammock. There are many facilities available, including free breakfast, parking, WiFi access and beach towels.
Families and couples looking for accommodation in the centre of Playa del Carmen should check out Hotel Posada Sian Ka'an. This three-star hotel offers a small selection of rooms for guests to choose from, as well as many facilities including swimming pool, sun deck, WiFi and maid service.
The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen is perfect for holidaymakers looking for something the whole family can enjoy. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of master rooms, suites and master suites, providing something for everyone. There is a wealth of facilities to enjoy, including golf, spa, bars, restaurants, swimming pools, shops, kids’ club and entertainment.