If you’re planning a trip to Mexico in November, you might be curious as to what the weather in Mexico in November is like?
In a nutshell, November is a brilliant time to visit Mexico, and the Adventure in You team has not only traveled but also lived in Mexico, so you will gain plenty of insight with hints and tips.
I will go through the best places to visit depending on the weather, including what activities would be most enjoyable! So let’s get to it!
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Weather in Mexico in November
November waves goodbye to the rainy season so you will enjoy sunny days. The humidity levels are also lower, so it will be much more comfortable.
In general, November is a transitional month between the rainy season and the dry season in many parts of Mexico.
In the Yucatan Peninsula, which includes popular tourist destinations such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, November is typically the start of the dry season. November is a popular time to visit the Yucatan Peninsula because the weather is typically sunny and dry, with little rain and humidity.
In the Pacific Coast region, including popular destinations such as Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, November is also typically the start of the dry season.
Later on in this article, I will walk you through the weather in hot spots all over Mexico during the month of November.
When is Rainy Season in Mexico?
If you visit Mexico in November, you will be avoiding the rainy season which runs between May and October depending on the region.
It is unlikely you’ll have rainfall in November but if there is rain, it will be minimal.
Average Temperatures for Mexico in November
The average temperatures in Mexico in November will vary depending on where you are. It is continuing to cool from the sweltering temperatures of the rainy season, so November will be more comfortable for you to visit.
November will provide warmer days and cooler evenings compared to the previous months.
Temperatures in Mexico City lower to around 70°F while the Yucatan Peninsula temperatures reach up to 85°F. You will see more sun and less rain in November so you will have a pleasant experience wherever you go!
Why Visit Mexico in November
You won’t regret it if you visit Mexico in November. The weather is pleasant which means you can make the most of the sites and attractions that Mexico has to offer.
It also isn’t high season until December, which means fewer crowds and cheaper deals on hotel and transportation.
November is also filled with celebrations and festivals so you can experience parades, dancing, and singing. I will go through the top events in November for you to enjoy later.
Popular Places to Visit in Mexico in November
I have 9 must-visit places for you to consider for your trip in November. There’s weather advice along with some must-see or do activities that will help you have an incredible trip to Mexico.
1. San Miguel de Allende in November
November is one of the most favorable months to visit San Miguel de Allende due to the weather conditions.
There is little to no chance of rain in San Miguel de Allende in November with a high temperature of 74°F. Perfect weather for exploring this vibrant city.
With it being a popular time to visit, it will be busy with tourists. If you are looking for somewhere to stay while here, take a look at our Best Airbnb and Vacation Homes in San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel de Allende is a city full of a culture where you could spend hours just roaming the streets and admitting your surroundings.
Weather in San Miguel de Allende in November
2. Cancun in November
November is the shoulder season for Cancun, the rain has eased off and the number of visitors is slowly increasing.
With temperatures between 71°F and 85°F, you can enjoy all that Cancun has to offer in comfortable heat.
There is also very little rainfall, and the best news is November marks the end of hurricane season so this is not something you have to worry about.
So you have great weather, and with low tourism levels, you can enjoy all activities and attractions with ease.
You could enjoy a full day of exploration with this Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling, Cenote, and Caves trip or make the most of the rainy season is over and discover the jungle with this ATV Ride With Ziplines, Cenote, and Tequila Tasting tour.
Looking for the Best Time to Go to Cancun then check out our month by month guide!
Weather in Cancun in November
3. Isla Holbox in November
A gorgeous tropical island located just off the Yucatan Peninsula, Isla Holbox is definitely worth the visit.
With its laid-back atmosphere, Holbox is a wonderful place to relax. You can enjoy the heat in November with an average temperature of 86°F.
There will be a little rain, but this won’t make a detrimental effect on your trip. During the rainfall, you could check out one of the best Restaurants in Holbox.
You could also enjoy Mangrove Forest Kayaking Tour. You could just stroll the streets and admire the colorful murals of Isla Holbox.
Weather in Isla Holbox in November
4. Cabo San Lucas in November
Cabo is a favorite among visitors to Mexico all year round as each month offers decent weather. November offers warm days with smaller crowds and therefore at a lower price – win-win!
The temperature is usually around 74°F and there is little to no rainfall for the month.
You can still enjoy one of the gorgeous white sand beaches in this weather, or you can visit and wander the town.
November is one of the best months for snorkeling in Cabo as it has excellent underwater visibility. You won’t want to miss this, book a trip like Snorkel the Sea of Cortez or combine it with Paddleboard to the Arch, Lovers Beach & Snorkel.
Weather in Cabo San Lucas in November
5. Oaxaca City in November
You have picked the perfect month to visit Oaxaca! With the extravagant and exciting celebrations of the Day of the Dead starting the month, you won’t find anywhere better to celebrate.
Along with this, the weather is ideal in November. The temperature is around 71°F which means it will still feel warm, but comfortable for exploring a city.
There is also very little rain in Oaxaca in November with only 2 days of rainfall.
November is also one of the quieter tourist months for Oaxaca too. So you’ll have the climate and celebrations without the big crowds. Our recommendation during this month is to do the popular tour of Hierve el Agua. It is one of the best hot springs in Mexico and is worth the visit!
Oaxaca City is filled with activities and here is our list of Things to Do in Oaxaca.
If you have any safety concerns, then check out our article which will provide all the information you need for a safe trip. Is Oaxaca Safe to Visit?
Weather in Oaxaca City in November
6. La Paz in November
November is actually one of the coolest months for La Paz, but with an average temperature of around 82°F so it’s still surprisingly warm.
La Paz is the capital of Baja California and offers visitors the best of both a city and beach escape. There is very little to no rain in November, giving you the perfect chance to make the most of the warm days and discover the city and beaches.
The temperature can drop in La Paz in the evenings with an average of 61°F.
La Paz offers a fantastic opportunity for fishing between the months of May and December if this interests you. There are even tournaments you can get involved in!
November is the high season for La Paz, but if you plan a little ahead, you can still have the perfect trip.
Weather in La Paz in November
7. Mexico City in November
The bright city of Mexico City can be enjoyed in November with some warm temperatures of up to 74°F.
Rain is rare in November but the evenings can get quite cold so make sure to take layers to wrap up.
November is part of the high season for Mexico City, so you can expect larger crowds. The beginning of November will be very busy with the Day of the Dead festival taking place from 31st October to 2nd November.
With this steady weather, it could be your chance to take the challenge Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hike with an Alpinist where you can enjoy some breathtaking views.
For a full list of our recommended activities, take a look at Things to Do in Mexico City.
Weather in Mexico City in November
8. Puerto Vallarta in November
This beautiful coastal town is a must-visit when the climate is good. November is a great time to visit. Temperatures are comfortable in November with an average of 77°F.
The humidity levels are also dropping compared to previous months so it’s becoming much more manageable.
You can visit one of the many amazing beaches in Puerto Vallarta, like Playa las Gemelas, Playa Las Glorias, or Playa Mismaloya. You may even catch a glimpse of a humpback whale towards the end of the month before the official whale watching season starts.
Additionally, you could take advantage of the sea temperature and try Private Surf Lessons.
November is a great time to make the most of the small crowds but also enjoy a good climate without the high prices.
Weather in Puerto Vallarta in November
9. Merida in November
November is a great time to visit Merida, the cultural capital of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Temperatures are easing from the humid rainy season, and November sits around 85°F. Humidity levels are lower than in October and September so you can explore the museums, fantastic restaurants and central plazas.
November is still in the hurricane season, it’s rare for storms in Merida but there might be a little rain. Nothing significant so you can still plan the trip you want.
If you’re still feeling a little warm, and want to cool off, or you just want to explore more of Merida, you have to check out our article on the best Merida Cenotes.
Or read our The Best Things to Do in Merida for more ideas of what you must see.
Weather in Merida in November
Events in Mexico in November
Dia de la Revolucion (Revolution Day)- November 20th – An annual celebration to commemorate the 10 year revolution that started in 1910. A national public holiday to enjoy parades and traditional Mexican foods.
Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) – 31st October-2nd November – One of the biggest and most widespread celebrations in Mexico, where the loved ones of the deceased celebrate and honor their lives. There are intimate ceremonies such as candlelit memorials, or if you head to Mexico City or Oaxaca, you will see concerts and parades.
Los Cabos Film Festival – Established in 2012, Los Cabos film festival takes place every November to celebrate and promote Mexican films and talents. It has grown each year and has partnerships with other film festivals like Cannes Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute.
San Miguel De Allende Jazz Festival – Both Mexican and International jazz musicians come together for this major festival. It lasts a week long and you can enjoy concerts, workshops and informal jam sessions across the bars and clubs in town.
FAQ on Spending November in Mexico
November is a good time to visit Mexico. Not only is the weather enjoyable with the rainy season over, but it’s also a great time to explore the sights of the cities and enjoy the wildlife.
You can also do all this on a smaller budget, with November not being in high season, you will find cheaper deals to visit.
There is Revolution Day on the 20th of November and the Day of the Dead on November 1st and 2nd. You can further details in our events in November above.
What can’t you do in Mexico? There is literally something for everyone.
You can visit the famous site of Chichen Itza or visit one of the many museums in Mexico City. Apart from that, you can also relax at a world-class beach, enjoy watersports, and boat trips and watch the wildlife in its natural habitat. Check out our A Complete Guide to Mexico for more hints and tips.
An important religious holiday is celebrated on 1st November which is All Saint’s Day. The first of a two-day celebration where it’s believed the souls of children return to the world, the children are also referred to as little angels.
Alters are set up at homes, and graves are cleaned and decorated with candles, seasonal flowers, and paper streamers to honor the deceased.
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