Averages for Fuerteventura in December
December welcomes winter with sunny skies, strong winds and a little rainfall. This is the least typical month of the year, with weather conditions fluctuating more than the other months of the year. Average daytime temperatures float around a decent 18 degrees Celsius with high peaks going up to 21 degrees and lows reaching down to 15 degrees. December is the second coldest month of the year (after February), but seawa...
Averages for Fuerteventura in December
|Sunshine Hours||6 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||42 %|
|Rainfall days||3 days|
|Chance of Rain||11 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||8 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||50 %|
Daily averages for December
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Averages for Fuerteventura in December
December welcomes winter with sunny skies, strong winds and a little rainfall. This is the least typical month of the year, with weather conditions fluctuating more than the other months of the year. Average daytime temperatures float around a decent 18 degrees Celsius with high peaks going up to 21 degrees and lows reaching down to 15 degrees. December is the second coldest month of the year (after February), but seawater temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees Celsius. The sun shines for 9 hours each day on average and cloud cover is now rather frequent. Rainfall amounts to 20mm of total precipitation.
December experiences some strong winds. These winds move rain clouds along and are welcomed by experienced sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts. However, December’s winds are considered a mixed blessing as they can also bring about dust storms that reduce visibility and rapidly dry the air. Don’t expect any snow during December as it hasn’t snowed here since 1996. However, when it snows it is always in December (or February); the last snowy Christmas enjoyed on the island was in 1990.
Seagull on Costa Calma in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands taken by A_Peach
?Where to stay
If you are looking for quiet and comfortable apartments to enjoy a memorable Canarian Christmas then Sol Jandia Mar Aparthotel will not disappoint. Situated amid lush vegetation and a stone’s throw from Jandia beach, the hotel offers fully furnished apartments along with well-maintained communal areas including a pool, a restaurant, a bar and several good facilities for children.
Situated in central Corralejo, Hotel Atlantis Dunapark enables visitors to travel across the town of Corralejo with ease. Dotted around the hotel, are some of the best bars and restaurants on the island, plus Corralejo’s lovely beaches are just a minute’s walk away.
Located smack bang on Costa Calma, Barlovento is a warm and welcoming hotel that is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing Canarian Christmas. The hotel is beautiful as it is quiet.
Sunrise Monica Beach is an excellent choice of accommodation for tourists visiting Fuerteventura in December. The hotel complex consists of several buildings built across an exquisite palm garden. There are several sports activities on offer, and live, locally-inspired entertainment is available almost daily.
Cotillo Beach is an excellent all-inclusive hotel perfect for the festive season. The hotel is quiet, clean and very affordable, allowing families to easily stay for a couple of weeks without breaking the bank. Located inside El Cotillo, the hotel is a minute’s walk away from the town’s famous beach and is located next to some of the most popular attractions El Cotillo has to offer.
Swimming pool at Sol Jandia Mar Aparthotel in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands via Melia
Things to do
Located at El Cotillo, the Museum of Traditional Fishing is a compact and charming museum that deals with all things fishing. Visitors will learn about all the traditional fishing methods employed on the island since the first settlers started fishing there, and how fishing has evolved over the years thanks to technology. The museum is located inside a scenic lighthouse and the view from the top is spectacular.
Art lovers should definitely schedule a visit to Centro de Arte Canario, the Canarian art centre located in La Olivia, Fuerteventura. Situated inside the historic building Casa Mane, the art centre hosts the most comprehensive collection of traditional and contemporary Canarian art, including paintings, sculptures, plastic work and more. There are several rooms to explore, each of them displaying unique works of art from local artists.
Hit the beach
Ajuy beach is a popular beach with fine, black sand and clean blue waters. The beach is always busy, however, the strong currents make swimming difficult and it is not advisable to swim too far out here. On the right-hand side of the beach there is a paved path that leads to a cliff with spectacular ocean views.
La Pared bay is 900-metres long beach sporting white-coloured, very fine sand. The beach is located on the west coast where winds are strong, so ideal for windsurfing and sailing, but unsuitable for children and elderly tourists. This is the perfect spot for naturists and people looking to sunbathe in peace and quiet.
La Pared bay, perfect location for naturists in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Eating and drinking out
Los Pescaditos restaurant serves local as well as traditional British cuisine in a prime spot next to the sea. Overseeing the port of Corralejo, this is an ideal spot to watch boats come and go from the island while enjoying seriously tasty food.
Fazz's is a contemporary Indian restaurant located in the heart of Corralejo. The restaurant prides itself on its attentive service and fantastic selection of Indian dishes. The staff are very helpful and will explain all the dishes on the menu, helping people who are unfamiliar with Indian food to choose wisely. The menu is huge, too so there’s plenty of choice.
Alpha 2 is a popular karaoke bar situated in the centre of Fuerteventura. Open every night, wannabe pop and rock stars can enjoy singing their hearts out in English and Spanish. The Alpha 2 also televises major sports events during the day.
Rogues Gallery Bar serves a great range of drinks and the unique décor pays homage to the history and culture of Corralejo. Their wall of fame includes many famous people who have left their mark on the town. Every Saturday night, the bar hosts life music shows.
Local and British cuisine with a beer from Los Pescaditos in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
December events in Fuerteventura
6th December 2015
Constitution Day is a national public holiday on the 6th of December throughout Spain and the Canary Islands. It celebrates one of the most significant dates in recent Spanish history, when in 1978 a new constitution was approved to help Spain's transition to becoming a democracy and constitutional monarchy. On this day many businesses and shops are closed and many Canarians like to spend the day relaxing, so it will seem relatively calm and quiet in Fuerteventura on this day.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
8th December 2015
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception takes place every year on the 8th of December. According to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, this is when the Virgin Mary was concieved in her mother's womb and kept free of original sin through the anticipated merits of Jesus Christ. As Fuerteventura's population is predominantly Roman Catholic, many people will attend mass on this day.
New Year's Eve
31st December 2015
New Year's Eve in Fuerteventura means plenty of celebrations and parties across the island. Make sure to head over to Puerto del Rosario for a maginificent fireworks show at midnight. Furthermore, many restaurants and hotels in Fuerteventura will be offering special set menus, so make sure to book early if you want a place.
25th December 2015
Christmas is a large celebration on the island and locals celebrate it with vibrant fervour. December is mild and it is not uncommon to catch Santas in their bathing suits. During the week that leads up to Christmas, all churches hold special services and on Christmas Day most local restaurants serve special Christmas menus.