Bahia Feliz Weather December Averages, Canary Islands
The village of Bahia Feliz located on the southern coastline of Gran Canaria, a populous island in the Canary Islands, is a great place to visit in December. The festive season brings energy to the resort, and the reliability of winter sun brings an increased number of visitors after the low season in autumn. Bahia Feliz and the surrounding towns are filled with holiday events, in addition to the year-round outdoor activities on and off the water.
While December is the coldest month of the year in Bahia Feliz, the surrounding seas of the Atlantic Ocean keep Bahia Feliz warmer than many other destinations in Europe. Even other locations on Gran Canaria can experience inclement weather throughout the winter months, but Bahia Feliz has historically received consistently sunny and mild temperatures. The average daily temperature is 15°C (59°F). Bright sunshine and a cool breeze off the Atlantic Ocean accompany this comfortable temperature, making Bahia Feliz a great winter escape.
The average low temperature drops to 14°C (57°F), with chilly overnights that can lead to cool mornings. There are warmer days scattered throughout the month, which are perfect for a day spent lounging on the beach or sipping cocktails outside. The average daily high temperature reaches 21°C (70°F). Additionally, the average sea temperature continues to slowly cool as the month progresses, but is still a relatively warm 21°C (70°F) for this month of the year.
The days of December are shorter and cloudier than November and January, with only an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day. Bahia Feliz is famous for reliable sunshine, and December here receives three times the amount of sunshine as most parts of England for the same month.
There is frequent sunshine in December, but also occasional precipitation. An average of 6 days in December are wet days, with the average amount of precipitation being 33 mm throughout the month.
Where to Stay
When it comes to weather, a Christmas in Bahia Feliz is more like Christmas in July than in December. For this reason, those who choose to spend the holidays away should stay in a hotel where they can take full-advantage of Bahia Feliz's outstanding winter weather. There are many great options for the holidays in and near Bahia Feliz, but a few stand out among the crowd.
The all-inclusive resort of Meliá Tamarindos near Bahia Feliz is the ideal place to have a hassle free holiday. The staff at this hotel will handle every detail of your trip, making this the easiest holiday season ever. The initial impression of this upscale accommodation is of the beautiful grounds and impressive location. The pool area and outdoor spaces at Meliá Tamarindos are stunning and serene, while the location directly on the beach cannot be topped. The calming blues and yellows, which decorate the guest rooms, soothe the mind and quiet the soul; perfect for a holiday in the sun.
The IFA Continental Hotel offers a more traditional resort/hotel experience. Located in a large building and surrounded by palm trees and a swimming pool, the IFA Continental Hotel is in the heart of Playa del Ingles. Nearby to the shops, bars and restaurants the IFA Continental Hotel is a great place for a festive getaway.
Stately and impressive, the Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas is a sprawling hotel that seems to rise out of the Maspalomas Sand Dunes. A true resort, the Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas has every amenity a guest could imagine from swimming pools and Jacuzzis, to wellness centre and restaurants. There are even shows and performances offered on a weekly basis. The hotel is quite large, boasting 368 guest rooms and a number of shops on the premises.
What to Do
The holiday season can be stressful and busy. A winter vacation to Bahia Feliz should be neither of those things. For this reason, December is a great time to pamper yourself in the spas close to Bahia Feliz. Located in an upscale hotel in nearby San Agustin, the thalasso at Gloria Hotel & Thalasso is one of the best places for spa and wellness on Gran Canaria. It is one of the largest thalassotherapy in Europe, and dedicated to providing superior wellness services through seawater.
There are a number of other services and individuals offering spa and massage services in and near Bahia Feliz. The spa at the Orquidea Club Spa in the Bahia Feliz Resort has a varied number of facilities and activities for visitors to use, including a hydrotherapy circuit of pools, jacuzzi, thermal pools, steam bath, sauna and experience showers
When it comes time to close out the year, Gran Canaria is a great place to be. The Canary Islands have a strong tradition of eventful New Year's Eve parties, which include music and dancing and, in some locations, spectacular fireworks displays. Many of the events will be family friendly as well, with celebrations happening on public squares and plazas. Nearby Playa del Ingles is particularly likely to have a variety of celebrations for the New Year, whether you are in search of a family event or a romantic night out.
Hit the Beach
There are few holiday destinations that can boast sea temperatures warm enough for swimming all year long, but Bahia Feliz and the beaches on the southern and western coasts of Gran Canaria are one of those places. One quiet beach option is Playa Taurito. A short strip of golden sand between Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan on Gran Canaria's west coast, Playa Taurito is often overlooked by the resort crowd, and therefore blissfully devoid of crowds.
Where to Eat & Drink
While the warm afternoons encourage visitors to embrace al fresco dining, even in this winter month of December, the cooler evenings might have many seeking a cosy setting for dinner. Luckily, Pizza Restaurant La Plaza located directly in quiet Bahia Feliz offers it all. There is indoor and outdoor seating available, and plenty of wine available. The pizzas are tasty and the service is friendly making Pizza Restaurant La Plaza a simple fuss-free day or night out.
There are sure to be a number of reasons to celebrate throughout the holiday season, and a great place to say "Cheers!" is a must in December. Located in central Bahia Feliz, Eddie's House is a more upscale experience than other restaurants in Bahia Feliz, but the burgers and steaks are a great way to welcome the Christmas season or ring in the New Year.
Of course, the all-inclusive Hotel Orquidea in Bahia Feliz puts on a celebration for Christmas and New Year's Eve. Known as a great place for families and children, Hotel Orquidea has on-site dining at 3 restaurants until 8:30 PM or later, and a small bar for drinks afterwards.
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