Averages for Samana in November

The semi-tropical climate of Samana ensures year-round heat and sunshine. November, however, is a particularly fine month to visit this seaside resort town as this is when the drier part of the year begins and as there are much less tourists now than in the following months of December, January and February—which can be considered to be the optimal months for a visit. This is a hugely popular destination for winter holidays. 
 

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Averages for Samana in November

  Temperature 26°C

78°F

Low Temperature 21°C

70°F

  High Temperature 30°C

86°F

  Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 50 %
  Rainfall 104mm
  Rainfall days 10 days
  Chance of Rain 50 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 50 %
  Sea Temperature 28°C

82°F

Daily averages for November

Daily averages for November

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
°C 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26
°F 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79

Averages for Samana in November

The semi-tropical climate of Samana ensures year-round heat and sunshine. November, however, is a particularly fine month to visit this seaside resort town as this is when the drier part of the year begins and as there are much less tourists now than in the following months of December, January and February—which can be considered to be the optimal months for a visit. This is a hugely popular destination for winter holidays. 
 

Both the heat and humidity drop slightly in the winter, starting in November making the climate more pleasant than it was in the previous five months. While Britain festers in the cold and wet, Samana is soaked in glorious sunshine throughout. You may well see some wet weather during your time there, but those showers tend to be brief (but potentially heavy). A quick soaking will soon clear up to reveal more clear skies and plenty of sunshine, the exact attributes that make this such a popular winter sun destination.

 

In November, there are 8 hours of sunshine per day on average. This is the case in one out of two months in the year, this number being the approximate average of daily sunshine hours on an annual basis. That said; there isn’t a large fluctuation in those sunshine hours, the annual minimum being 7 and the maximum being 9.

 

November is still a relatively wet month, especially during the first weeks. With a total amount of precipitation of 104mm, this is, in fact, the third wettest month of the year, together with August. This total of 104mm isn’t extremely high, though—many other subtropical destinations are a lot wetter. November has only 10 days with rainfall, which means that there are 20 days that are completely dry. The most common type of rainfall appears to be light rain, happening on 47% of the rainy days. Moderate rain and thunderstorms can occur too, on 25% and 24% of those days respectively.

 

November is one degree cooler than the previous summer months, but is by no means cold. The average being 26°C. In the afternoon, visitors can enjoy average highs of 30°C, while at night, the average low temperature is still very comfortable at 21°C. Those temperatures tend to decrease by about two degrees in the course of the month—but again, it never gets cold in this resort. The sea temperature, too, is and remains rather high, averaging 28°C.

 

Where to Stay

 

November is a time of year that sees few tourists in Samana. This is, of course, ideal if you want a quiet, relaxing holiday. Another perk is that there will always be rooms available this time of year, even in the most popular accommodations. One such accommodation is Las Ballenas Escondidas, a beautiful complex of seven bungalows set on a hillside amid 8,000 square metres of tropical gardens. Amenities include a private beach, an infinity pool with a pool bar, and a great restaurant.

 

Located on the beachfront in Las Galeras and only a two-minute walk from the town’s main street, Hotel Todo Blanco is a small, cosy boutique hotel. Amenities include a wonderful breakfast to start off your day, wedding venues and services, Wi-Fi, access to the beach, satellite TV, a restaurant and private parking.

 

La Isleta is a so-called apart-hotel, also situated in Las Galeras. Located in downtown Las Galeras, it lies only about 100 metres from the beach, while many bars, restaurants and shops lie just down and up the street. This suggested hotel has hammocks and Jacuzzis, barbecues and Wi-Fi, private parking and apartments with kitchens, outdoor terraces and full bathrooms.

 

Things to Do

 

A fun activity in November is sport fishing or deep sea fishing. While this can be done throughout the entire year, this month is especially great for fishing for a variety of fish—sea bream, wahoo, barracuda, white marlin and sailfish in particular. December is also one of the best months to go deep sea fishing. Visit Escape Tours Samana to arrange a fishing trip on the waters surrounding the Samana Peninsula.

 

In case you rather stay firmly on land, you can visit the wonderful Lulu Waterfall, which, because of the 104mm of rainfall in November, is quite spectacular this time of year. You can get there on your own or with a tour company. Escapada Samana organises guided trips to the Lulu Waterfall and beautiful Playa El Valle.

 

Hit the Beach

 

Chances are that one of the main attractions of Samana for you is the prospect of being able to spend your winter break on the beach. The beaches in Samana include some of the very best that the Dominican Republic has to offer—a good a reason to spend plenty of time on them! Although the chance of the occasional downpour is still quite high, there are also 8 sunshine hours per day on average—plenty of time to get tan and relax. All the beaches have beautiful white sand and a calm, clear, azure sea. Make sure to explore the coast because there are plenty of secluded spots to be found.

 

Eating and Drinking Out

 

El Cayo Restaurant is part of the great Xeliter Vista Mare resort. Its à la carte menu is made up of great Dominican and international dishes. You can go there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Additionally, the resort’s bar and lounge is where you can finish a day in paradise with an exotic cocktail, a tropical fruit juice or pretty much any other beverage.

 

For superb seafood, make your way to El Pescador in Las Galeras. This quaint, inviting restaurant has been an institution in this town for more than two decades, a well-established and popular seafood restaurant popular for casual meals, but also as a venue for weddings and other events. Make sure to try their paella, seafood pastas and/or homemade ice cream.

 

A beachfront restaurant in Las Terrenas, La Yuca Caliente is a down-to-earth restaurant serving local cuisine. Its location near the beach is a definite plus, but it’s the great seafood that attracts people to this suggested place.

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