Benalmadena Weather December Averages, Spain

    Benalmadena Weather for December 2022

    What's the weather like in Benalmadena in December

    December is one of the coolest months of the year in Benalmadena. Most of the resorts are now closed and the area is very quiet.


    Daytime temperatures can reach 16°C (61°F) but can drop as low as 8°C (46°F) in the evenings.


    December is also a fairly wet month in Benalmadena, with rain (98mm) on an average expected over 13 days during the month. This means you will likely experience some showers if you choose to visit now, so pack accordingly.

    Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature

    However, the sun still shines for 7 hours a day, so a dry, clear day will be much milder than most parts of Europe at this time of year. So, why not escape the bitter cold back home and enjoy a warmer Christmas in Benalmadena? Even the sea water temperature isn't too bad at 17°C. Go on, brave a festive dip!

    Benalmadena Hotels in December

    Hydros is an impressive spa resort located on the outskirts of Benalmadena. The hotel is small but impressively equipped with the latest spa equipment. At the premises, tourists will find an incredible sushi restaurant, a fitness centre and many other attractive facilities. The Hydros also organises frequent experience nights.

    Unarguably Benalmadena's most luxurious resort, the Vincci Seleccion Aleysa Hotel Boutique & Spa is the definite five plus star destination for all discerning tourists who do not shy from spending a bit extra to enjoy an impeccable holiday experience in Benalmadena. The hotel boasts one o the best spa's in Spain and its restaurants are staffed by world class chefs who are ready to prepare dishes tailor-made to each visitor's requirements.

    Bars and Restaurants

    La Sirena is a very popular fine dining restaurant in the heart of Benalmadena specialising in Spanish and Catalan dishes. The atmosphere is friendly and casual despite the restaurants incredibly high standards, making it one of the most family friendly fine dining eateries in Costa del Sol.

    That Canadian Place is a whacky Canadian eatery that specialises in hamburgers and Canadian specialities. The restaurant has a funny theme but serves seriously delicious food for all the family to enjoy. Many of their ingredients are imported straight from Canada (like maple syrup) to recreate an authentic Canadian dining experience.

    Overlooking the eastern side of Benalmadena's marina, Restaurante Angus is an internationally inspired eatery that combines American, European and Asian cooking styles in an exciting menu. The food here is a hit with locals and tourists alike for its diversity and reliable deliciousness.

    Elegant and romantic, the Restaurante La Fuente is a Spanish themed restaurant that serves dishes from all around the world in a very warm and enchanting atmosphere. This is fine eatery to sample all kinds of delicacies, from European to Southern American and beyond. The prices are decent for the quality of food provided but may put off budget tourists.

    La Gintoneria is well-known for its amazing selection of cocktails. You'll be hard pressed to find a poky combination that can't be rustled up by the capable barmen, furthermore, they won't break the bank.

    Things to do in Benalmadena in December

    The Flamenco Show Tirititran is a popular live music and dancing extravaganza that takes place almost every night during high season at Muscat Street, in the heart of Benalmadena. The show is characterised by its definite Hispanic flair and definitely earned its top international reputation.

    The well established local horse riding group known as Club El Ranchito organises the famous Rhythm on Horse show, which is one of the most impressive horse riding shows in Spain. Often covered by the media and internationally known for its impressive and distinctive horse 'dancing' moves, the show is considered one of the most impressive tourist attractions in Benalmadena.

    Seemingly timeless and definitely imposing, the Buddhist Temple in Benalmadena is actually the largest of its kind in the western world. The temple is located next to the popular butterfly park and attracts tourists from all across Europe who wish to peak at the rich Buddhist culture that is locked away in the far-east. 

    Benalmadena is home to the largest ice rink in Spain and it can be found at Club de Hielo. This would be a fun and suitably festive activity for all the family to enjoy over the Christmas season, not to mention the perfect opportunity to show off your best figure of eight.

    Dates for the diary

    Don't miss the Christmas Fair from December 6 to January 5 in Benalmadena - especially if you have kids. Located at the entrance of Puerto Marina, this festive fair features all kinds of fun stuff including bouncy castles, nativity cribs, table games, clowns, face painting, giant children's cinema, storytelling, magic, theatre and more.

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