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Weather Averages for Puerto Rico in December
Averages for Puerto Rico in December
Puerto Rico is pleasantly warm in December, compared to many other holiday destinations in Europe. Although there is a chance of rain, temperatures can reach up to 21°C during the day, cooling to 16°C in the evening. The nights can get a bit chilly.
You can expect plenty of sunshine during your stay; up to 9 hours a day. The sea water temperature is a pleasant 22°C. Expected rainfall is 21mm over 5 days.
Dates for the diary
Christmas Eve and Day are significant holidays in Puerto Rico due to the Spanish and Catholic heritage of the Canary Islands. On Christmas Eve, many locals will celebrate with their families and close up early. Christmas Day is a quiet and peaceful event in the Canary Islands. Note that many establishments will be closed in favour of family time and mass.
Things to do
If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, head to the Wellness & Spa at Gloria Palace. Open every day from 10am until 7pm, this wellness centre and spa is the ideal place to unwind and offers a wide range of treatments, as well as views of Playa de Amadores. Here you’ll find a heated dynamic pool with massage stations, pressure jets and hydro beds, as well as a sauna, Turkish bath, showers, gym and relaxation areas found both inside and outside. There are five treatment rooms available, each offering hairdressing, manicure-pedicures, reception and relaxation services and treatments.
Visit the commercial centre in Puerto Rico to pick up a souvenir of your holiday or to find special gifts for friends and family back home. After you’re finished shopping, stop by one of the many bars and cafes for a quick coffee or tasty cocktail.
History lovers won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit Casa de Colon in Las Palmas. One of the most stunning buildings in the Canary Islands, Casa de Colon is completely free to enter and features latticed balconies, ornate doorways and carved ceilings. Don’t forget to stop by the museum to see the library, study and several exhibition rooms.
Where to eat & drink
Zenubia Restaurant is a wonderful place to try the local Spanish cuisine. Here you’ll find an extensive menu packed with traditional specialities and a great selection of wine to accompany all the dishes.
Couples and families searching for international cuisine should consider dining at El Toro Negro. Here you’ll find an eclectic menu offering a variety of dishes, such as meat and fish kebabs, pizza, pasta, salads and plenty of vegetarian options. The little ones will be pleased with the large children’s menu which features a number of dishes similar to the ones found on the main menu, as well as popular favourites, such as burgers, chicken nuggets and fish fingers.
Aguaviva Restaurant is the ideal eatery for visitors looking to indulge in modern European food. At this venue diners are presented with an extensive menu full of traditional dishes, each of which incorporates a unique modern twist. Some of the most popular options include the peppercorn fillet steak, grilled sole, shrimp and corn gnocchi, lamb shoulder and BBQ ribs. Known for serving delicious food in generous portions for low prices, Aquaviva Restaurant is popular amongst families and large groups, so making a reservation comes highly recommended.
When it comes to family-friendly bars in Puerto Rico, Tropicana is one of the best. Open every day from 11am until late, this bar is found in the Puerto Rico Commercial Centre and hosts children’s parties from 7pm until 9pm run by Marky Mark. After the children have tired themselves out, Marky Mark returns to the stage to entertain the adults with quizzes, games and karaoke until the early hours.
Where to stay
If you want to wake up to stunning sea views every morning, look no further than Palmera Mar. This complex boasts a seafront location overlooking the Amadores Beach and offers a variety of facilities and services, including swimming pool, supermarket and bar.
When it comes to affordable accommodation in Puerto Rico, Arimar Apartments are a top choice. Just a short walk away from the beach, this complex offers accommodation in the form of one-bedroom apartments, all of which come with balcony, lounge and kitchenette, complete with microwave, fridge, tea making facilities and kitchenware. There are a handful of amenities available on site, including swimming pool, snack bar, car hire, shops and pool table, with many bars, restaurants and shops just a stone’s throw away.
If a relaxing spa holiday sounds just like your thing, consider staying at Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa. Only 200m away from the beach, this hotel offers a spa with warm pools, massage stations, pressure jets, hydro beds, sauna, Turkish bath, showers and relaxation areas. As well as the spa, the hotel also offers a gym, beauty parlour, swimming pools, nudist area, children’s playground, mini club, sports activities, entertainment programme, bars and restaurants.