Averages for Carvoeiro in December

Carvoeiro: December

Located in the southern Portuguese province of Algarve on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Carvoeiro is a growing tourist destination. Travellers have been discovering the golden sandy beaches, beautiful rock formations and historic ruins all within walking distance of each other. Winter is in full effect in the region in December with temperatures settling between 9°C and 17 °C and 6 hours of sunshine each day.

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Carvoeiro: December

Located in the southern Portuguese province of Algarve on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Carvoeiro is a growing tourist destination. Travellers have been discovering the golden sandy beaches, beautiful rock formations and historic ruins all within walking distance of each other. Winter is in full effect in the region in December with temperatures settling between 9°C and 17 °C and 6 hours of sunshine each day.

Weather

The daily average temperature for Carvoeiro in December is approximately 13 °C. Like many other European destinations, the weather in winter is mild and the town sees its heaviest rainfall of the year with an average of 94mm of rain expected. If you're heading to the resort then pack a jacket and an umbrella as you may require them. The highest ever recorded temperature for Carvoeiro in December has been 22 °C with the lowest being two degrees Celsius. However, temperatures are normally within the teens during the day. Humidity for the resort can reach 81% but the milder temperatures means that tourists should not feel any discomfort. Despite the weather, you can still take part in a range of pursuits and it's an ideal time to explore the scenery that the town has to offer. However, some might want to give water sports a miss as the sea temperature is 18°C which may prove too cold for a swim in the ocean.

Picturesque lighthouse on the cliffs of Carvoeiro

Where to stay

There are many hotels to choose from in Carvoeiro. Whether you're looking for luxury or something a little more affordable, there is something for everyone. The Carvoeiro Casino Apartment sleeps three guests and is situated close to the beach. With incredible scenic views, this accommodation boasts a living and dining area, balcony and fully equipped kitchen. Relax on the terrace or take a trip to Portimao which is just under seven miles away.

Alternatively, if you plan on travelling with a pet then you'll like the luxury apartments at Algar Seco. This two bedroom residence sleeps four people and is located just 450 yards away from Carvoeiro beach. Algar Seco is 650 yards away and Praia da Marinha is just over three miles away from the property. The apartment offers an equipped kitchen, private bathroom, outdoor pool, garden and free internet access. Furthermore, guests can take advantage of the tennis court, water sports facilities, library and games room. There's also heating on-site in case you start to feel chilly in the mild evening temperatures.

Sunset view from a hotel in Carvoeiro. Photo by Richard King

If you'd prefer to stay in a villa during your stay in the resort then Casa Desa may be the perfect place for you. Situated just under two miles away, this luxury villa can sleep up to ten people and has four bedrooms. Guests can enjoy the heated swimming pool, cinema, sun terrace and barbecue. With modern interiors, this is the ideal accommodation for those who want to be close to several attractions. Portimao is only eleven minutes away via car and the local golf course resides close by too.

Things to do

Shop for this seasons gifts while on holiday in Carvoeiro and bring back presents and souvenirs your friends and family will treasure. There are many local stores in the city that cater to British travellers. If you want to explore the region for your shopping, there is a large mall in Guia that offers bowling and other activities. The Algarve shopping centre is based over two levels and boasts shops as well as restaurants and fast food outlets. There are banks situated here, cash machines and a mobile phone shop. Brand outlets include Zara, Mango, Pandora and The Body Shop. It's just under a 30 minutes' drive away from Carvoeiro so it's perfect for a great day out.

Be sure to know what to expect with the weather and take a look at the weather forecast for upto date information. 

Wintery view of colourful Carvoeiro. Photo by Fran Villena

Restaurants and nightlife

Savour a taste of home at Ma-Ja's, one of the few English style restaurants in the area. This intimate eatery is only a few minutes away from the beach and the centre of town. They offer English favourites as well as international dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. If you stop by on a Sunday, you can sample a delicious roast dinner complete with refreshing beverages.

If you want to explore just outside of Carvoeiro then head to Gil's American Diner in Praia da Rocha. Travel back in time to the 1950's with this American themed eatery. This place is perfect for those with children as there are juicy burgers, fries and milkshakes on offer. The jukebox plays an abundance of popular tunes so you can sing along while waiting for you meal. With great service and affordable prices, it's worth stepping out of town for.

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