Costa Dorada Weather December Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Costa Dorada in December?
During the last month of the year, visitors will find that this is still a great time to visit Costa Dorada and experience a holiday while enjoying mild temperatures and the nearby beaches. In December, fares are lower than other peak months as are hotel prices making this a great time of the year to score a great travel deal.
While it might be too chilly to actually enjoy the water, the beaches are still nice. However, the average sea surface temperature for the month is a chilly 15°C (59°F). As a result, it is too cold to go into the waters.
Even though it may be too cold to swim, there is still plenty to do on land. Vacationers may want to consult an extended forecast before leaving home, but afternoon temperatures will be mild enough to enjoy the great outdoor activities of the region. However, it is important to bring something warm enough for the early morning hours when average overnight lows will dip to 7°C (45°F). Temperatures in the afternoon will climb to a mild 17°C (63°F). As a result, long sleeves may still be needed into the later daytime hours. The average daily temperature for the month is 12°C (54°F).
While temperatures might be cooler, visitors can still expect to see an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. The chance of experiencing a sunny day is still 100 percent as compared to only a 20 percent chance of experiencing rain showers which is excellent in comparison to conditions in northern Europe.
Overall, the month is a dry one with only 20mm of precipitation expected. This rain will fall over an average of only 6 days making most of the month pleasant. As a result, vacationers can still take advantage of the region and outdoor activities provided they dress appropriately for any cool conditions either in the morning or afternoon.
Hotels in Costa Dorada in December
The adult-only H10 Delfin is the perfect exclusive resort to enjoy a December holiday. With 242 rooms, the hotel has recently undergone a renovation including new, modern facilities, refurbished rooms, and plenty of entertainment. Additional amenities include two pools, pool service, Jacuzzi, gym, library, room service as well as car and bike rentals. Additionally, there are two bars and one on-site restaurant.
Hotel Canada Palace
Enjoy the holiday season in the lap of luxury by planning a vacation at the Hotel Canada Palace. Located just 120 meters from the nearest beach, the hotel features 160 fully equipped and air-conditioned rooms. Most of the rooms come with sea facing balconies to take advantage of the gentle sea breezes throughout the day. Additional amenities include pools for adults and children; home made food in the buffet, game room, kid zone, show cooking and more.
NH Ciutat de Reus
Located in a quiet residential area, NH Ciutat de Reus features 84 rooms in Standard, Superior or Junior Suite levels. All rooms are nice and spacious and come full equipped with everything that a guest will need. Guests can dine on a breakfast buffet and later enjoy Mediterranean dishes in the on-site restaurant. Pets are allowed and the hotel also allows for a lazy Sunday with a late checkout not until 4:00pm.
Bars and Restaurants
O Mar Restaurant
O Mar Restaurant not only offers guests a unique dining atmosphere, but also some of the best food in the region. Reservations are highly recommended at this popular spot in order to ensure a table. The menu is comprised of fresh seafood and meats and is plenty for the table to share or to enjoy alone.
With one of the best bars in the region as well as impeccably made food, the Cotton Club is a dining experience not to be missed. The bar is well decorated and designed and the food takes advantage of the nearby sea to offer fresh fish, prawns, lobster and other dishes. This is the perfect spot for a pre dinner cocktail or a great romantic dinner.
Things to do in Costa Dorada in December
Temperatures hovering around 17°C (63°F) will certainly not put a damper on the spirits of the locals and tourists because of the many events lined up for their Christmas celebrations. Many of the towns in Costa Dorada organize themselves for nativity scene performances. Neighborhoods outdo each other in creating the most realistic and beautiful nativity scenes. There is also the staple presentation of the story of the pastorets (shepherds).
Turrons (nougats) and wafers are in abundance along with the Christmas feasts. The Noche Buena is held on the eve of Christmas Day or on the 24th and this is a time wherein the family eats Christmas dinner together. On December 31 is the Noche Vieja (New Year's Eve) which is celebrated with a display of fireworks and loud parties downtown.
December 8 is the feast day of the Immaculate Conception and for Catholics this is an important religious event. Masses are held and will be followed by processions. The castellers (human towers) will also be part of this Festival.
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