November marks the end of the Green or the Rainy Season. After reaching the peak of the rains in the previous month, the rains in November are less strong. The skies may be overcast with rain clouds but what falls down will only be a slight, gentle shower. Average temperatures during this period range from 60 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit while humidity sets at 85%. Average rainfall is slightly higher on account of being part of the rainy season, but the rain is still never too much to ruin a beach holiday.
This month may bring unpredictable weather. Ensure that you have packed to accommodate any sudden changes in the atmosphere. It may rain one moment and be sunny and warm the next. Or it may also be humid in one province and then damp in another. It is always wise to pack accordingly.
November brings us only one holiday which is, All Souls Day on November 2. It is locally referred to as Dia de los Muertos and is observed all throughout the country. While there is usually no merrymaking for this day, it is important still to take note that majority of business may be closed. Ticos usually go to cemeteries to pay their respects to a departed loved one.
Hotel availabilities during this month start to pick up in preparation of the coming Dry Season. Some establishments may begin implementing High Season rates right before or sometimes, immediately after Thanksgiving. It is often customary to try and get room ahead when travelling to Costa Rica in this season.