Cancun Weather in November + Events and Things to Do
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Everything you need to know about traveling to Cancun in November, including Cancun Weather in November, events, things to do, and more.
Just coming out from the Hurricane season, Cancun weather in November can be awesome and yet unpredictable.
There are still chances of rain but we are getting closer and closer to the dry season so the more we move toward the end of the month the less rain we shall expect.
Besides, it’s considered a low season, or technically called shoulder season, which means less people around, better attention in the hotel, cleaner beaches and more space in the restaurants, and less crowd in general.
Basically, my favorite season!
Still with me?
Keep reading to know everything about Cancun weather in November.
Cancun weather in November at a glance
|AVERAGE DAY TEMPERATURE||26.6ºC||80ºF|
|AVERAGE NIGHT TEMPERATURE||23.3ºC||74ºF|
|SUNSHINE HOURS||8 hr|
|CHANCE OF CLOUDY DAYS||18%|
|CHANCE OF WINDY DAYS||4%|
|SUNSET HOUR||From 6:50 (Nov1)|
to 7:07 (Nov 30th)
|SUNRISE HOUR||From 6:11 pm (Nov 1st)|
to 6:40 pm (Nov 30th)
Sources: Time zone, Holiday weather, Accuweather
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Cancun weather in November – what to expect
Cancun weather in November is more unpredictable than usual because although November 1st officially marks the end of the hurricane season, there is still more chance to receive showers and wind at the beginning of the month especially.
It’s rare to find a full day of rain, they are normally passing showers so you can plan your tours and visits with no hesitation.
Also keep in mind that even if the forecast of the day is saying rain, there is the chance that’s only for a couple of hours. So just go out and have fun, maybe bring a raincoat with you.
Temperatures in Cancun in November
Temperatures are getting lower but also humidity decreases, but it’s still warm enough for beach time. Although the average temperature is around 77ºF, most of the days it won’t go below 80º (26.6ºC).
So don’t forget your swimsuit because you will need it.
Humidity and Rain in Cancun in November
The humidity level will be similar to any other time of the year ranging from 75% to 86% depending on the time of the day and whether it rained or not. So leave your hair straightener at home cause it will be useless here
Traveling to Cancun in November
November is an amazing time to visit Cancun, for two main reasons:
✔️ It’s not too hot but hot enough to spend the entire day on the beach and in the water
✔️ It’s less crowded because it’s low season
✔️ Also, being low season means that hotels give amazing discounts to fill in the empty rooms.
✔️ Even though there are fewer tourists, there are still people around in bars and restaurants where to mingle and have fun!
Do you need any more reasons? 🙂
Top tours available from Cancun in November
✔️ Visit Valladolid, Chichen Itza (own expense), and Saamal on a daylong excursion
✔️ Enjoy time for souvenir shopping, photo ops at the sights, and swimming
✔️ Get great inclusions—sight entry, buffet lunch, and cuisine demonstration
✔️ Hotel pickup provided from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Riviera Maya hotels
✔️ Sail the Caribbean in a historic replica galleon
✔️ Enjoy a family-friendly show
✔️ Order from a regular or premium menu
✔️ Dinner and drinks included
✔️ Sailing adventure to Islas Mujeres from Cancun
✔️ Cruise down Cancun’s stunning Caribbean coastline, and stop to snorkel in the water
✔️ Enjoy an open bar and a gourmet lunch on your catamaran cruise
✔️ Visit the charming island of Isla Mujeres, and go by its must-see sights
✔️ Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
Note- Must be at least eight years old to go on this adventure
✔️ Explore the Mayan Ruins in Tulum
✔️ Snorkel through a coral reef in the Caribbean Sea
✔️ Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
How to get from Cancun airport to your hotel
There are several ways to get from Cancun airport to your hotel. The easiest, safer and faster is to book a private shuttle with a trustworthy company. I have been working with Cancun Airport transportation for a while now and I can safely say that they are one of the best.
Cancun Airport transportation is the best alternative to UBER, which is not available in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum, unfortunately.
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Packing list for Cancun in November
Here is a short packing list of essential items for Cancun in February. As you notice I am including a light sweater cause it can indeed be chilly.
✔️ swim suite
✔️ water bottle – important to save the environment from plastics and stay hydrated
✔️ sunscreen – (eco-friendly – but remember you cannot use it in Cenotes)
✔️ flip flops
✔️ beach towels (unless you are going to a beach hotel in which case you will be provided)
✔️ mosquito repellent (eco-friendly – but remember you cannot use it in Cenotes)
✔️ Go Pro for amazing pictures while diving and snorkeling
✔️ Drybag for your belonging when you are on the beach and in the water
✔️ Beach bag
✔️ Sun Glasses
Events in Cancun in November
Day of the Dead
The day of the Dead is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico, very much heartfelt throughout the entire Republic.
It has nothing to do with Hallowing, celebrated on the 31st. The day of the dead is celebrated on the 2nd, after All Saints on the 1st.
In the entire state of Quintana Roo, it is called Hanal Pixan and it’s one of the most important traditions of the Mayan culture that celebrates the dead that comes back to earth to pay a visit to their families.
That’s why you will see offers such as grains or even tequila laid out on altars decorated with colorful handmade objects and symbols of the Mayan culture.
People gather to celebrate their missed beloved with songs and prayers, toasts, and games.
Although the majority of hotels or bars organize some sort of celebrations for the occasion if you wish to see something more authentic you can get to Parque de las Palapas in Cancun where local gather.
Mayakoba Golf Tournament
Mayakoba Golf Classic brings some of the greatest PGA Golf Players to the Riviera Maya.
It’s normally an event that takes place at the beginning of November but the 2020 edition has been pushed to the end of November and the beginning of December due to the COVID restriction.
Players and their families can enjoy not a week of entertainment besides the golf tournament in the spectacular Mayakoba Golf Course, created by the legendary and world-renowned Australian golfer Greg Norman.
Cancun in November FAQ
Is it a good time to go to Cancun in November?
It is a very good time to go to Cancun in November indeed. For the following reasons:
- Places are less crowded
- Hotels and flights are cheaper
- It’s not too hot but good enough to hit the beach and enjoy the water
Is it rainy in Cancun in November?
Not so much. November in Cancun is the beginning of the rainy season, which means there is less chance of rain, although it might still have some showers at the beginning of the month.
Is it hot in Cancun in November?
It’s hot like summer but not so much as in August. Although the average temperature is around 77ºF, most of days it won’t go below 80º (26.6ºC).
Is it hurricane season in Cancun in November?
November 1st officially marks the end of the hurricane season, so no, it’s not hurricane season and very little is the chance that you can experience a hurricane in November, however, it is safer to wait until the end of the month if you are concerned
Things to do in November in Cancun
► Read the complete list of things to do in Cancun
Weather in Cancun for every month of the year
If you want to have an overview, first, you can check out my guide to When is the best time to travel to Cancun? Otherwise here below you will find thorough information on Cancun weather and events for every month.
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