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Weather Averages for Cape Verde in December
Averages for Cape Verde in December
With its stunning nature, beaches, scenery and a semi-desert climate that promises warm and dry weather all year round, it’s no wonder Cape Verde draws in huge numbers of tourists each year, especially in winter when many are seeking a bit of winter sun.
December in Cape Verde is warm and dry, boasting just 0.06mm of rain and temperatures ranging from 19 to 25 degrees Celsius. Gale force winds are expected during December but shouldn’t cause too much of a problem for travellers.
December is a great time for visiting the Cape Verde island of Boa Vista which holds its annual Boa Vista Ultramarathon during this winter month. The marathon covers the entire island and participants have just 60 hours to travel 93.2 miles on foot, with terrain changing from sandy beach to cobbled streets to muddy soil along the way.
Of course, this challenge won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but Cape Verde still has plenty on offer in December. Although New Year is a rather low key event in the country, some of the more tourist-focused areas do celebrate in style. Praia and Mindelo have fireworks displays, and the resort complexes on the island of Sal throw parties for guests.
Those who want a quiet New Years Eve dinner should check out the outdoor, ocean view Farolin restaurant at the Odjo d’Agua Hotel in Santa Maria. The restaurant serves a variety of fresh and unusual fish and is a very romantic setting for seeing in the New Year. The rooms at the hotel all feature private balconies and can be reserved for as little as £40 per night. Expect this to rise over the festive period.
For a party atmosphere, you can book into the nearby ClubHotel Riu Garopa for just £53. The Barracuda Bar, with stage and dance floor, is a popular hangout on New Year’s Eve.