Cala dOr Weather December Averages, Spain
What's the Weather like in Cala d'Or in December
Located in southeastern Majorca, the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, right on the east coast, Cala d'Or boasts a prime location overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a sun worshipper's dream, even during the winter months as the Mediterranean climate ensures a much warmer, drier and sunnier festive season than the UK.
Temperatures drop a little in December in keeping with the cooler winters of the Mediterranean. The average day temperature is 10°C this time of year, which makes it the second coolest month of the year in the resort, together with Februarya href="http://www.holiday-weather.com/cala_d_or/averages/january" style="line-height:1.6em;">January is one degree colder. However, with temperatures ranging between an average of 5°C at night and 15°C during the day, don't expect to see any snow in Cala d'Or. Both those average low and high temperatures drop a tiny bit in the course of the month, both by two degrees.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature averages 16°C now, much too chilly for swimming. The pleasant afternoon temperatures, though, make for excellent weather to go for a seafront walk.
Rainfall drops this month to 58mm on averageignificantly less than the annual maximum of 95mm that was recorded in November. That being said; with 15 days of rainfall, December is the third wettest month of the whole year in Cala D'Or. It is still "rainy season" in the resort Cala d'Or, but precipitation is definitely starting to ease up from the previous months. The chance that rainfall occurs ranges around 37% and doesn't vary that much throughout the month. Moderate rain is by far the most common type of precipitation, being recorded on 47% of the days with rainfall. Drizzle, light rain and thunderstorms happen as well, respectively on 19%, 14% and 16% of those rainy days.
Average Sunshine Hours
December, as the shortest month of the year in terms of daylight, is also the least sunny month. Now, there are "only" 5 hours of sunshine per day on averagehe same average as in November and in January. 5 sunshine hours, however, is much more than what many other destinations in Europe have at this time of year. It is fair to say that Cala d'Or makes for an excellent place to spend a winter holiday.
You can check the weather forecast for Cala d'Or here.
Cala d'Or Hotel in December
Hotel Ceiba Mina
The Hotel Ceiba Maria offers affordable accommodation in the oldest part of Cala d'Or, although expect room rates to rise during the Christmas and New Year holidays. This intimate B&B has 22 rooms, all with en-suite facilities, and some even boast private balconies and terraces. The hotel is located in the whitewashed old part of the town, so it is very picturesque and close to the resort's numerous restaurants, bars and stores.
Bars and Restaurants
La Scala Restaurante Italiano
For a New Year's Eve dinner, book a table at La Scala Restaurante Italiano. This restaurant serves up authentic Italian dishes year round, but hosts a special buffet and party to celebrate the New Year. It is one of the few establishments that remain open to the public during the festive period.
Things to do in Cala d'Or in December
The Santanyi Market
For some great souvenirs and unique Christmas gifts for friends and family, head to one of the local markets. The Santanyi Market takes place in nearby Santanyi every Wednesday and Saturday and sells everything from handmade jewellery and crafts to sausages and fruit. The Felanitx Market is held on Sundays and visitors can buy leather goods, toys, shoes and clothing. These are only two of the many markets that take place all week long in the region.
In Palma, the capital of Majorca, you can visit the exquisite Palma Aquarium. This huge aquariumhe deepest shark tank in Europes home to sharks, corals, all kinds of fish, and many other marine creatures such as sting rays. Visitors can take a ride with a glass-bottomed boat so they can spot the sharks from above, or even jump in the tank to go scuba diving among the sharks. On top of that, children between the ages of 6 and 16 can experience a so-called "shark sleepover", which involves spending an evening camping right in front of the sharks.