Alicante Weather December Averages, Spain
What's the Weather like in Alicante in December?
Alicante is relatively mild and temperate in December compared with the UK and it is unlikely to be truly cold. While it's no longer beach weather, it's still likely to be quite pleasant for sightseeing.
What's the Weather Like in Alicante At Christmas?
There are six hours of sunshine in the month, which is more than six times what you'd see in the UK at the same time of year. This makes this Spanish city a popular Christmas destination. The Sea temperatures are cool at 17°C but you'll still see some hardy swimmers taking a dip!
In 2018 the average temperature on Christmas Day was 11°C and the previous two years were 12°C and 11°C, respectively. All three Christmas Days were sunny and would have peaked at a high of 18°C.
How Hot Is Alicante In December?
Does It Rain In Alicante In December?
Alicante only expects an average of 24mm of rainfall over five days in December. Rainfall usually coincides with strong northwesterly winds, though the mountains do block all but the worst of the cold fronts.
Alicante Hotels in December
Tryp Gran Sol Hotel
The Tryp Gran Sol Hotel has a fantastic, central location, opposite the sea, with rooms that boast spectacular panoramic views. The facilities are fairly limited but there is a sauna and vouchers are offered to the nearby spa. The hotel primarily caters to business travel, so don't expect much in the way of amenities.
The Ibis Alicante epitomises no-frills, budget accommodation. Located on the sea front, the location is undoubtedly excellent and rooms at an Ibis hotel are generally quite comfortable. However, the hotel offers very few amenities, and the location is not quite central enough to make up for that fact.
Bars and Restaurants
Ay Carmela is a popular club in the port area, playing the very best of Spanish music and European hits.
Potato Bar may be slightly more on the expensive side, but plays the very best of funk and house music and often hosts live performances, so it's definitely worth a visit.
Restaurant La Piazetta
Restaurant La Piazzetta is a popular Italian restaurant in the city and there's no restaurant in Alicante that offers higher quality. The food is delicious, made using top-quality ingredients. The pasta, in particular, comes highly recommended.
Things to do in Alicante in December
Adventure Costa Blanca
If you're feeling adventurous, and don't mind heights, Adventure Costa Blanca offers a range of skydiving lessons (novice or advanced) and experiences which are guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping! If you're not quite that brave, there's always paragliding. Book through your hotel or directly with Adventure Costa Blanca.
Monte Benacantil, with its pine and eucalyptus trees, is considered the green lung of the city. It's a wonderful place for a bike ride or a gentle hike.
El Palmeral, on the outskirts of the city, is a lovely park and boasts some amazing waterfalls, lakes and hundreds of palm trees.
Tabarca is a must see during any trip to the Costa Blanca. Of particular interest are the tower of St Joseph, Church of Saint Peter and Paul and the Governors House, which is now a hotel. In 1964, the town of Tabarca was declared a national monument for historic and artistic interest.