torremolinos: December Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||43 %|
|Rainfall days||10 days|
|Chance of Rain||27 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||11 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||34 %|
Averages for torremolinos in December
The cooler winter months continue in December and this month is one of the coldest times of the year in Torremolinos. December is also one of the wettest months of the year in Torremolinos, and when it rains, it pours. However, if you are in Torremolinos at this time of year and do experience the wet weather, you should generally find that it clears relatively quickly to the mild, pleasant weather the area usually experiences in the winter months.
The temperatures tend to cool in the evening, so be prepared with a few extra layers.
The average daily temperature in Torremolinos in December can reach an average high of 17°C, dropping to an average minimum temperature of 9°C.
On average, Torremolinos sees an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day throughout this month. There is an average daily rain fall of 50mm over 10 days expected in the resort. The average temperature of the sea in this month is 19°C.
Dates for the diary
Christmas and New Year's Eve in Torremolinos is widely celebrated with a number of fantastic parties and celebrations that go on throughout the night, with a spectacular fireworks display held at midnight to bring in the new year.
New Year's Eve fireworks display, Torremolinos.
Things to do
If you are in Torremolinos over December and have yet to do your Christmas shopping, you’re in luck as Torremolinos offers a wide array of shopping facilities where you can pick up lovely, unique gifts for friends and family.
The weather at this time of year still lends itself to outdoor pursuits, especially a round of golf. Head to Lauro Golf, an impressive golf complex with 27 holes in total. The course’s 27 holes can be played in three different combinations, all of them par 72, creating unique and new trails depending on each player’s skill and golfing proficiency. The course holds frequent national and international competitions, welcoming pro golfers from all around the world.
The International Tennis Centre of Torremolinos is a popular sports centre in Malaga and one of the largest tennis course complexes in the whole of Spain. The centre is open to the public and the fees to enter and play are fairly low. During spring, the tennis centre frequently hosts national and international tennis games, welcoming internationally acclaimed players who come to compete in Spanish tournaments. Furthermore, it’s inside, so handy if the weather isn’t on your side.
The historic neighbourhood of La Carihuela used to be a traditional Spanish fishing village and is still a captivatingly iconic landmark that encapsulates the unadorned beauty of the Hispanic culture. The neighbourhood lends itself to quiet walks and relaxed people watching in one of the local bars that brighten the atmosphere of La Carihuela. It’ll also feel suitably festive at this time of year.
Pick up some souvenirs and Christmas shopping in Torremolinos.
Where to eat & drink
Stylish and cosy, Canto del Agua is a classy Spanish restaurant that serves delicious, carefully cooked Mediterranean food, often accompanied with quality live music. The restaurant employs professional chefs who work hard to serve up a real authentic treat.
Rustic and lively, Talk of the Tyne is a casual eatery modelled on a traditional British pub. The food and the drinks are cheap and plentiful, while the atmosphere is cheerful and fun. The restaurant is great for families with children and also serves delicious English breakfasts.
La Taberna de Tito Juan is a small, traditional tapas eatery that is run by a local family. The food here is authentically Hispanic and well priced. Even though the décor is somewhat basic, the atmosphere is welcoming and the service is good.
Laid-back yet known for very high quality food, Kate's Cottage is a genuine British restaurant that serves well-loved dishes from back home, including Sunday roast, fish and chips, English muffins and more. Kate’s is very family friendly, with low prices and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Unique in Torremolinos is Japones Nozomi, the only Japanese restaurant in the whole area. Nozomi is sublime in its simplicity and the chefs have been trained in Japan. Spankingly fresh sushi and numerous other Japanese delicacies are made using mostly locally caught fish and seafood.
Japones Nozomi, the only Japanese restaurant in Torremolinos.
Where to stay
The hotel Roc Lago Rojo is a small and cosy resort. Famous for focusing on quality rather than quantity, this hotel welcomes only a limited amount of tourists each year, ensuring they all have a memorable time in Torremolinos thanks to its top services and attention to detail.
Boasting exquisite Andalusian style, Hotel Zen is an ideal place to relax and spend some quality time with your other half in a relaxed and luxurious atmosphere. Located right next to Costa del Sol, the hotel offers exquisite view over the Mediterranean and is at close proximity to a number of fun activities including horseback trips, romantic boat tours and more.
Riu Nautilus is an adult-only Riu hotel that specifically caters to romantic couples visiting Torremolinos. The hotel offers various entertainment and leisure options. The rooms all boast a beautiful view over Torremolinos’ promenade and the on-site bar and restaurant guarantee decent dining a drinking.
The Villa Albero is a great guest house; every apartment is fully furnished and the villa is surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation, creating a beautiful environment for all visitors. An excellent choice if you’re looking for a home from home experience – with a few extra creature comforts thrown in for good measure.
The Pierre & Vacances Residence Torremolinos Stella Polaris is a decent 3 star self catering resort that offers multi room apartments to tourists who wish to explore Torremolinos at their own pace and have full control of their holiday experience. The resort is located in the historic centre of Torremolinos and offers lift access to the popular beach of Bajondillo.
Home away from home, Villa Albero.
December events in torremolinos
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
31st December 2014 to 1st January 2015
While awaiting New Year's Day arrival, all over Torremolinos, the eve is already being greeted by gala dinners, costume parties, and indoor concerts. A New Year's Eve party is happening at the Municipal Auditorium, hosting music and dance productions. The plaza and the squares swell around the area and set poise for the countdown, as bags of grapes are passed around. It is the locals' custom to swallow 12 grapes for each chime of the clock at midnight and make a wish for the new year. At the stroke of midnight - a grand fireworks display ise set over Torremolinos. And then the real partying begins. By the time you wake up on New Year's Day restaurants, bars and shops are doing business by noon. Happy New Year!
24th December 2015
The Eve of Christmas are quiet evenings in Torremolinos as they are family-oriented times, especially considering this is one of the chilliest times of the year. However, where you find the tourists and a good number of locals as well, the hotels, resorts, bars and restaurants are are flowing with Eve activities. There are Christmas parties, gala dinners, musical shows and other forms of entertainment for the season.
25th December 2015
On Christmas Day all shops will be closed, to resume the following day. So it is a good idea to stock up on food before the 25th. On the 24th, many shops will open but only for half the day. Being a well-known tourist destination, Torremolinos restaurants and bars are doing business even on Christmas Day, accustomed as they are with the tourist traffic at this time. If you are planning to see some attractions, all museums and tourist sites are closed for the day, some will open on the 26th. The RENFE cercanias train system will be operating but at adjusted hours.
6th December 2015
Though a national public holiday, Constitution Day in Torremolinos falls on a Puente Week, when two holidays are bridged by ordinary workdays. Hence, a long holiday. It is a busy time in the year as people from Northern Spain come down to the south, such as the Costa del Sol, for pre-Christmas celebrations. Expect Torremolinos to be full of people. Restaurants and bars are open as usual. Ceremonies that celebrate Constitution Day are usually held in Madrid. However, the Town Hall in Plaza de Blas Infante may hold some commemoration activities as Torremolinos will not certainly forget the day Spain became a republic.
Concert of Christmas Songs
20th December 2015 to 22nd December 2015
The Casa de Cultura in El Calvario is the usual venue for the Concert of Christmas Songs in Torremolinos. Traditional and modern Christmas carols are staged in the auditorium, and with its good acoustics, make for a few lovely nights of Christmas sound. However, elsewhere, at the Evangelical Church in Calle Dr. Gregorio Marañon, carols by candlelight play on the 20th.