Weather Averages for Benidorm in December
Averages for Benidorm in December
December is a very cool month to visit Benidorm, Spain, when the average temperature is just 12°C, making plenty of warm clothing necessary. During this time of year, highs of up to 16°C are the norm, cooling down to 7°C after the sun sets. With an average sea temperature of 16°C, it might be a bit too cold to spend a day at the beach. Although the resort enjoys seven hours of sunshine each day, there is also 11 rainy days throughout the month, so don’t forget to pack some waterproof clothing for your holiday.
Benidorm, bird's eye view.
Things to do
If you do get some bright and sunny weather, make the most of it by spending the day at Parque de Elche. The name translates into English as ‘Dove Park’, due to the high number of birds which can be found throughout. If you’re visiting with children, be sure to buy a packet of bird seed from the park’s kiosk and have fun being the centre of attention amongst the birds.
Water sport enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to go on a jet ski safari around the coast of Benidorm. Led by qualified guides who know the area very well, these excursions take you on a trip to discover hidden bays and secret caves that most people never get to see. There are various itineraries and durations on offer, ensuring something to suit everyone.
Where to eat & drink
The Pig and Whistle is the best place to go if you find yourself craving a taste of home. Serving a great selection of traditional pub grub, this eatery offers an extensive menu packed with pies, burgers, sandwiches and pastas. As well as being a top location for an evening meal, this restaurant hosts karaoke sessions every evening.
If you can’t decide where to go for breakfast or lunch, take a trip to Rendezvous. This friendly café serves a selection of popular breakfast dishes, including full English breakfasts, poached eggs and smoked kippers, making it very popular with the British expat community, as well as tourists. Come the afternoon, there are plenty of light lunch options on offer, such as salads, paninis and soups.
Rose & Crown is one of the most popular sports bars in Benidorm. Situated in the centre of the resort’s New Town, this bar features large screen TVs inside and outside which can show a number of live games at once. Kids are also well-catered for here, with a selection of arcade games, pool tables and children’s rides.
Situated within Old Town, Oliver’s Bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and indulge in a bit of people watching. Visitors can choose to sit inside in the snug or soak up the sun on the terrace. You’ll find a vast array of local and international beers, spirits and wines available, ensuring something to suit all tastes.
Bar's in Benidorm,
Where to stay
Servigroup Castilla is the perfect hotel for families and couples looking for a little bit of luxury during their holiday in Benidorm. Here you’ll find a choice of 132 rooms, all of which come equipped with everything you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. There are plenty of facilities to enjoy, including buffet restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, gym and evening entertainment.
When it comes to centrally-located hotels, it takes a lot to beat Servigroup Venus. Situated close to Levante beach and a number of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, this complex features twin, double and disabled-access rooms, all of which come complete with free WiFi access. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and includes buffet restaurant, café, sun terrace, swimming pool and private parking.
Families and couples looking for beachside accommodation in Benidorm should consider staying at Hotel Don Pancho. Just a short walk away from Levante beach, this hotel offers 252 well-equipped rooms, all of which allow guests access to heated swimming pool, bar, tennis court, sauna and massage services.
Hotel Centro Mar is another popular choice for visitors who want to be close to the beach during their holiday. Only metres away from Levante beach, this recently-renovated hotel offers a selection of rooms which come complete with air conditioning, heating, TV and private bathroom. Onsite facilities are numerous and include swimming pool, buffet restaurant and parking.
If you’re searching for budget accommodation in Benidorm, be sure to take a look at Hotel RH Royal. This adults-only hotel is perfect for couples who want to enjoy an affordable romantic break. Guests can choose from a selection of large rooms complete with HD TVs, free WiFi access and mini bar. There are many amenities to enjoy, including bar-lounge, swimming pool, solarium, sauna and gym.
Romantic accommodation in the Hotel RH Royal, Benidorm.
December events in Benidorm
Día de la Constitución
6th December 2014
Día de la Constitución is an annual national holiday celebrated throughout Benidorm. Although there aren't usually any events or activities held on this day, almost all banks, supermarkets and shops will remain closed all day.
Fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción
8th December 2014
Fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción is a religious holiday celebrated with special services and masses held in the churches across Benidorm, including the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Parroquia del Buen Pastor and Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Mar.
25th December 2014
Christmas Day is a quiet holiday in Benidorm, celebrated at home with family dinners and in local churches (such as Parroquia de San Jaime and Parroquia de San Francisco de Asís) with religious masses and services. Although all banks and supermarkets will be closed on this day, almost all tourist shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will remain open and many will host Christmas-themed events, with Christmas dinners and live entertainment.
Children's Funfair and Ice Skating Rink
20th December 2014 to 31st December 2014
Each December, Benidorm sets up a children's funfair (complete with small rides and attractions) and ice skating rink in the square next to the town hall in celebration of the festive period.
Fin de Año
31st December 2014
Fin de Año (New Year's Eve) in Benidorm is best celebrated in front of the clock in the Plaza Triangular square. During the hours which lead up to midnight, free cava is passed around and local bands perform on a stage in front of the clock.