flag Albufeira, Average Weather December

  • Day Temperature
  • High Temperature
  • Low Temperature
  • Night Temperature
  • Sea Temperature
  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

    99 mm
  • Rainfall Days

    14 days
  • Sunshine Hours

    5 hours

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December daily averages


December daily averages for Albufeira

  • 1st
    13 55
  • 2nd
    13 55
  • 3rd
    12 54
  • 4th
    13 55
  • 5th
    14 57
  • 6th
    14 57
  • 7th
    13 55
  • 8th
    13 55
  • 9th
    13 55
  • 10th
    13 55
  • 11th
    14 57
  • 12th
    13 55
  • 13th
    14 57
  • 14th
    15 59
  • 15th
    15 59
  • 16th
    15 59
  • 17th
    14 57
  • 18th
    13 55
  • 19th
    13 55
  • 20th
    12 54
  • 21st
    13 55
  • 22nd
    13 55
  • 23rd
    13 55
  • 24th
    14 57
  • 25th
    13 55
  • 26th
    13 55
  • 27th
    13 55
  • 28th
    12 54
  • 29th
    12 54
  • 30th
    11 52
  • 31st
    11 52

What's the weather like in Albufeira in December


December is the wettest time of the year to visit Albufeira, Portugal, when the resort experiences an average of 99mm of rainfall across 14 days, so be sure to pack some waterproof clothing for your holiday.

Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature

In spite of the high rainfall, Albufeira still enjoys an average of five hours of sunshine each day, alongside an average sea temperature of 17°C.


The average temperature is a cool 13°C, created by highs of up to 16°C and lows of 9°C.

Albufeira Hotels in December

Hotel Maritur

Families and couples who want to spend a lot of time at the beach during their holiday should check out Hotel Maritur. Located just 300m away from Sao Rafael beach, this complex offers a number of single units, double rooms and suites, each of which comes with great views. There are loads of onsite amenities to enjoy, including bar, restaurant, swimming pools, tennis court and fitness zone.

Balaia Golf Resort

Golfers looking for accommodation close to the course should consider staying at Balaia Golf Resort. Only a stone's throw away from the course, this hotel offers a fantastic range of accommodation, with something to suit all budgets and group sizes. The list of facilities is comprehensive and includes swimming pools, bars, restaurants, playground, WiFi access and free parking.

Algarve Gardens

Algarve Gardens are ideally located, surrounded by lush gardens and just a short walk away from the beach. Here accommodation comes in the form of apartments, one-bedroom bungalows and two-bedroom bungalows, ensuring something to suit everyone. Onsite amenities are numerous and include swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurant, bar, mini market and sports facilities.

Monica Isabel Beach Club

When it comes to self-catering accommodation, Monica Isabel Beach Club is a great choice. This three-star club features studios and apartments, each of which comes with a fully-equipped kitchen. There is a wealth of facilities to enjoy, including 24-hour reception, free parking, free WiFi access, swimming pool and gym.

Hotel Mansao Bertolina

Couples and families searching for budget accommodation in Albufeira should take a look at Hotel Mansao Bertolina. Located in the centre of the resort, this complex offers 12 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which are comfortable and spacious. There is a handful of amenities available, including bar-lounge and swimming pool, with several shops, bars, restaurants and cafes in the area.

Albufeira Beach for December

Praia do Peneco

Praia do Peneco is a great place to spend the day whilst soaking up some rays. Lined by a wealth of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, this golden sand bay has clear and clean waters which are perfect for swimming or splashing about in the waves. There are loads of amenities here for visitors to enjoy, such as sun loungers, shades, lifeguards, bar, restaurant, water sports, toilets and parking nearby.

Praia da Rocha Baixinha

Water sport enthusiasts won't want to miss the chance to ride the waves at Praia da Rocha Baixinha. This Blue Flag beach offers plenty of facilities, including sun beds, parasols, bar, restaurant, lifeguards, toilets and showers, as well as a fantastic range of water sports to enjoy. The clear sea is usually quite calm, providing the ideal conditions for swimming and snorkelling.

Bars and Restaurants

The Cockerel Country Kitchen

For traditional British pub grub, head to The Cockerel Country Kitchen, where reservations are a must due to the establishment's small size. Here you'll be presented with a menu full of popular dishes like Black Angus steak pie, BBQ ribs and battered cod. If you like to end your meal with a coffee, you'll be happy to hear that this eatery regularly offers 2x1 deals on Irish coffees.

The Blue Sky

One of the most popular restaurants in the area, The Blue Sky serves a top selection of dishes at affordable prices. With such a fantastic range of rustic Portuguese meals on offer including lasagne, steak, kebabs, fish and vegetarian dishes there is bound to be something to suit everyone.

Tunes Bar

Situated close to the Old Town square, Tunes Bar is the ideal bar for sports fans. This British-owned establishment enjoys plenty of sunshine during the day, making it a great place to work on your tan whilst enjoying a drink. There are several large screen TVs inside the bar which show Sky Sports throughout the day.

Spirit Lounge

Spirit Lounge is a beachfront cocktail bar, ideal for those who want to enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink whilst chilling out. You'll find a vast array of drinks behind the bar, including various wines, beers, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. The perfect place to watch the world go by, Spirit Lounge also provides free WiFi for all its customers.

Things to do in Albufeira in December

CS Salgados Golf Course

If you do get some bright and warm weather, take advantage of it and enjoy a round of golf at CS Salgados Golf Course. Suitable for everyone from first timers to experienced golfers, this course is open to the elements with several water hazards and very little vegetations. There are loads of extra facilities and services to enjoy, such as restaurant, bar, pro shop, changing rooms, driving range, chipping green, putting green, bunker area, golf school and equipment rental.

Zebra Safari

Zebra Safari is a fantastic way to explore the resort, without tiring yourself out. This company offers a variety of itineraries, including half-day and full-day tours, Jeep and boat combination safaris and excursions which include a trip to the Aquashow water park. Ideal for the whole family to enjoy, these tours introduce you to some of Albufeira's hidden gems and allow you to get to know some of the local farmers, wine makers and bee keepers of the region.

Dates for the diary

The month of December is dedicated to Christmas, when the resort comes alive with festive celebrations. Special masses are held at the churches throughout the resort and there are many Christmas markets, festive processions and musical concerts. Keep an eye out for posters advertising specific dates and venues of the events.

Albufeira is one of the best places in Portugal to spend New Year's Eve. In most of the town plazas and on many of the beaches you'll find grand parties taking place with musical concerts and dances. Locals always ring in the New Year with fantastic firework displays after midnight which are always a delight to watch.

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