Cadiz Weather December Averages, Spain
What's the Weather like in Cadiz in December
The weather in Cadiz during December presents a cool-to-cold climate, but temperatures never become frigid. And while the month has the least amount of sunshine compared to the rest of the year, the city is still a considerable option for travellers looking to escape bleak winter conditions in other parts of the world.
The average temperature for the month is 14°C. You will want to pack accordingly, ensuring to bring medium-to-heavy weight top layers to adorn when temperatures drop at nightfall. The night-time lows can reach 11°C, while daytime highs spike at 17°C.
Average Sunshine Hours
While 7 hours of daily sunshine is the lowest annual average for the city, it could be a welcome improvement for someone traveling from somewhere like Edinburgh, Scotland, a city that won't record even one hour of sunshine per day throughout the month. Nonetheless, if high temperatures and lengthy days of sunshine are absolutely necessary for a successful holiday, plan your visit around the months of July and August, the warmest months on average for the city.
This month is the second rainiest of the year, when considering accumulated precipitation, second only to the previous month. However, if you count the number of rainy days total in the month, then December is the wettest month of the year, with 8 days of rain as compared to 7 in the prior month. Addressed in slightly different terms, there is a 75% chance for a sunny day, even in this, the bleakest of months. Not bad.
Average Sea Temperature
However, the average sea temperature drops to 18°C, so this month is not a great time for swimming in the coastal city. Nonetheless, expect for there to still be plenty of ocean side activity here at the end of the year, as restaurants and hotels along the cities many beaches stay open and active all year long.
Cadiz Hotels in December
Hotel Meson Fuente del Pino
Hotel Meson Fuente del Pino represents a typical, old Spanish style resort. Located in the town of Olvera in Cadiz province, it is considered a prime accommodation for hosting weddings, communions and baptisms. The hotel has a bar and restaurant that specializes in local grilled meats. There is a lot of great hiking to be done in the surrounding countryside. Free Wi-Fi and friendly staff add to the overall value of this hotel.
Bahia Sur Hotel y Apartmentos
Bahia Sur Hotel y Apartmentos is a no frills accommodation with a great location. The hotel staff are super friendly. And while the rooms are not very large, they are well maintained and clean. This is a great location for travellers who don't need a lot from their accommodation; just a place to sleep and some helpful staff on hand to recommend some city highlights.
Hotel Roma is located in San Fernando, a town situated near to the central port city. During December, while the beach wanes in popularity, a stay in San Fernando will offer lots of additional sightseeing opportunities. At this hotel you are near to the best dining and shopping San Fernando has to offer. They offer free Wi-Fi in public areas and 24-hour reception. Their comfortable rooms are equipped with cable TV and air conditioning.
Bars and Restaurants
La Calle del Libro Albedrio
La Calle del Libro Albedrio mixes luxury with leisure, delivering the best tastes of traditional Spanish cuisine. You may select from a variety of sandwiches and entrees all at reasonable prices. The nearby ocean offers an outstanding view for restaurant dinners. Specialties include the catch of the day, and shoulder of lamb.
La Pepa Arroz Bar
La Pepa Arroz Bar is rumored to have some of the best paella in town. Family owned and operated, you definitely feel at home when dining with La Pepa. Many cold dishes join warm entrees on the menu of classical Spanish dishes. Don't be fooled by the low-key exterior, inside is a warm environment full of delicious delights.
If you need an escape from tapas and Spanish cuisine, try Auténtico, an Italian kitchen located in the heart of the city. Fresh salads and pasta, oven-baked pizza, and Italian wines create a nice variety throughout the menu. The restaurant has a nice, lively interior with affordable prices, and friendly staff. When you need a break from tapas and jamón ibérico, seek out this local Italian favorite.
Things to do in Cadiz in December
Panteon de Marinos Ilustres
Visit the Panteon de Marinos Ilustres (The Pantheon of Illustrious Sailors). This historic building houses the remains of many of Spain's most famous sailors. The building itself will be of interest to architecture buffs. During the 19th century, it was originally constructed as a Church of the Immaculate Conception, only later becoming the mausoleum that it is today. The exterior was designed in the neoclassical style. The interior is dominated by an oval-shaped room with three naves and a dome over the crossing. The mausoleum is open every Saturday and Sunday, and appointments can be made to visit on Wednesday and Friday. Admission is free.
Setenil de las Bodegas
Tour the most unique of the provinces pueblos blancos: Setenil de las Bodegas. During the December low season, you will get an authentic feel as this village turns about its daily affairs. Unlike the other Andalucian white villages that were built around the crowns of bluffs and hilltops, this town grew up out of a network of caves. Settlements have existed in the area since at least the 12th century. There is quite a bit to see and do around the area. Book a tour of the village for more history, and ideas of how to maximize your visit.