Averages for Marbella in December

Weather Lowdown

December in Marbella, Spain might not see the best weather the resort has to offer, but with its mild winters it's still a great option for a December holiday. The average temperature, average highs and lows, average sea temperature, average sunshine hours and the average rainfall all decrease from November.

The average temperature seen in December is 12°C (54°F). Average highs get up to 16°C (61°F) and are mostly s...

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Averages for Marbella in December

  Temperature 12°C

54°F

Low Temperature 8°C

46°F

  High Temperature 16°C

61°F

  Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 50 %
  Rainfall 98mm
  Rainfall days 5 days
  Sea Temperature 17°C

63°F

Chance of Windy Day 17 %
Daily averages for December

Daily averages for December

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
°F 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54

Averages for Marbella in December

Weather Lowdown

December in Marbella, Spain might not see the best weather the resort has to offer, but with its mild winters it's still a great option for a December holiday. The average temperature, average highs and lows, average sea temperature, average sunshine hours and the average rainfall all decrease from November.

The average temperature seen in December is 12°C (54°F). Average highs get up to 16°C (61°F) and are mostly seen the last ten days of the month with daily highs in the beginning of the month rising to 18°C (64°F). Average lows get down to 8°C (46°F) which are also most likely in the last ten days of the month with the beginning of the month seeing daily lows getting up to 9°C (49°F). December as a whole sees gradually falling highs with only one day in ten going over 21°C (69°F) or going under 14°C (57°F). Daily lows only go under 4°C (40°F) or go over 13°C (56°F) every one in ten days.

The average rainfall seen in December is the second highest average for the year with 98mm. This translates to on average 5 days of rainfall or every 1 in 6 days. The most common form of rainfall for December is moderate rain which most likely to fall at the end of the month. Light rain and thunderstorms are less common forms of rainfall for December with both most likely to occur at the beginning of the month.

The average humidity seen in December is 73%, which ranges from 54%, mildly humid, to 91%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 37%, comfortable, but can get as high as 100%, very humid. The beginning of the month is the most likely to be the least humid, while the middle of the month the most likely to be the most humid.

The average sunshine hours experienced in December is 6. This is the lowest average sunshine hours for the year which is also seen in January and February. As the month goes on, the daily sunshine hours decrease very slowly with the beginning of the month the most likely to have the most daily sunshine.

The average sea temperature for December is 17°C (63°F). This is the second lowest average sea temperature for the year, which is also experienced in April.

Where to stay

For a top four-star hotel rated by previous guests, check out La Fonda Hotel located in Bealmadena. This charming boutique hotel was recently restored but has kept many original details, giving the hotel a unique personality. There are 28 rooms available that are decorated with a Mediterranean influence. A buffet breakfast is included in the price of the stay and there is a cocktail-bar, patio and outdoor swimming pool available, too. 

The Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa provides a luxurious five star stay near Sotogrande. This grand hotel has 67 large suites that include options such as a junior suite, executive suite, pool suite and private villa. All suites include a daily a la carte breakfast, welcome drink, free high speed Wi-Fi, LCD TV and iPod docking station. There is an enormous spa that features separate areas for face & body treatments, massages and thermal baths. 

If you are looking for a boutique stay for your holiday, look into the Hotel Pueblo in Benalmadena. This is a family run bed & breakfast with only 10 rooms. The rooms all include free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with satellite channels, an in-room iPad, iPod docking station, air conditioning & heat and bathrobes with slippers. You’ll be sure to have a good night sleep on the orthopaedic mattress.

The Marriott Playa Andaluza beach resort in Estepona is the perfect three star budget stay. This resort is family friendly and provides two and three bedroom apartments with views of the sea. The apartments have fully equipped kitchens, separate dining & living areas, washers & dryers and the master suite features an oversized soaking tub. 

Things to do

Tennis enthusiasts should head to the Royal Tennis Club, which was founded more than 40 years ago by a group of professional tennis players. This is one of the best places to play tennis in the region with 8 clay courts and 1 hard court. There is also professional lighting so you can play at any time of the day. Individual and group lessons are offered.

Another great active option is booking up for a sailing cruise with Alboran Sails. Boat hire is available with or without a captain. Trips are completely customisable with cruises lasting as little as an hour all the way to a couple months. Some options include bringing fishing or diving equipment or just sunbathing on the boat for a couple hours.

Hit the beach

Beeline for Las Chapas Beach – a great option for families and enjoyable, safe swimming. The water is shallow and clean, so ideal for kids. Normally this beach is one of the most crowded in the area, but during off-season you should have no issues. The sand is fine and golden and you'll will find plenty of handy amenities here, too. 

Eating & drinking out

If you are celebrating a special occasion, a wonderful option is El Lago Restaurant. Here, you will find a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and a golf course with a lake. The cuisine is creative and the service is very personalised thanks to highly attentive, friendly staff. The on-site wine cellar contains over 300 wines to choose from. Try the tasting menu to experience a little bit of everything.

For one of the best meals of your holiday head to The Orange Tree. Located right in Old Town off of a cobblestoned street, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic night out or a celebration. The owner serves as head waiter to make sure you truly feel welcomed and are enjoying your meal. The extensive wine list provides value while the food provides quality. Some menu items include a lamb rack, goat’s cheese & chicken liver pate and confit of duck.

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