November or December?? Your title says one, your post the other.
And the "end of December" is very very high season. From about a week (or so) before Christmas through the end of March and then into Semana Santa / Easter is "high season"; after Easter the crowds drop off significantly for about 6 weeks, picking up again around Memorial Day and then into the summer.
Now if the OP is really asking about November, early November is "shoulder season" and the crowds will be significantly less than say late November (Thanksgiving) and mid/late December onward. Safe travels.
Sorry I meant November
The "end of November" is 'high season', around Thanksgiving. Then it quickly drops back into shoulder season for a couple of weeks in early December..... and then high season until after Easter. Safe travels.
Thanks so much :)
I don't find the end of November to be high season, even during Thanksgiving. It is still quite quiet on the island until just before Christmas. We go every year from mid-November into the first week of December, and it is nice and quiet the entire time. Our first November trip was in 2006, and we felt like we were the only ones on the island. Since then, it has of course gotten a little busier, but there are still no crowds at all. The weather can be a little tricky year to year, but with the lack of crowds it is a great time to go.
piggybacking onto this thread...
We will be there November 23-December 5.....so nicely after US Thanksgiving which is Nov. 23. When you say this is 'shoulder season'...what exactly does this mean for Isla in terms of visitors? Line-ups at restaurants, crowded streets, or almost empty? We are staying at Nautibeach.
cross posted....thanks Leo, that's helpful!
I always go the week after Thanksgiving into the first week of December. It's my favorite time to go. Less crowds before the hectic Christmas holiday. They put the Christmas Tree up in the municipal square during that time too,
We're going on Thanksgiving Day for 6 nights. When do they put up the tree, and is it an event that people go see?