fuengirola Weather December Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Fuengirola in December
December is the second coldest month in Fuengirola, but is still warmer than much of Europe, making it a popular destination for those looking to escape the cold. The average temperature this month is 12°C (54°F), with the average low being 8°C (46°F), and the average high coming in at 16°C (61°F). The beginning of December brings sunshine with a small chance of rain, and a mild daily average temperature of 12.5°C (54.5°F).
The threat of rain increases during mid-December, and temperatures fall slightly to a daily average of 12°C (54°F). The trend continues in late December, with an increased chance of rain, and temperatures again falling, although minimally, to a daily average of 11.5°C (53°F). As expected, the first few days (1st - 4th) of December are the warmest, with an average high of 17°C (63°F), and an average low of 8°C (46°F). The last week of December is the coldest part of the month, with an average high of 16°C (61°F), and the average low coming it at 7°C (45°F).
Average Sunshine Hours
With the days getting shorter and shorter, the average amount of sunshine per day in December is just six hours, the lowest amount of any month in Fuengirola.
In December, there is also the second most average rainfall of any month, with an average of 98mm (3.9 inches) occurring over a span of 13 days. Similarly to most rainstorms in Fuengirola, if it does rain during your visit, you can expect it to last just a day or two before moving on.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature in December is 17°C (63°F), which is on the cooler side but still warm enough for a quick dip. However, because it rarely gets above 20°C (68°F), the chances of you wanting to go in the water is not likely.
The average humidity levels in December are the highest of any month in Fuengirola, but are still relatively low, coming in at just under 75%. Due to the cooler temperatures, the humidity will not feel uncomfortable and may not even be noticeable.
Fuengirola Hotels in December
Apartamentos Nuria Sol offers apartment-style rooms, ranging between studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and suites. Regardless of the type of room, they all have sea-views, air-conditioning/heating, a kitchen, and a full bathroom. They have a restaurant that serves buffet-style breakfast in the morning, as well as a pool, mini-spa, and a gym. Nuria Sol is 400 meters from the beach, 200 meters from the closest train station, and about a five minute drive to the city centre.
Stella Maris Apartments have 126 apartment-style rooms, consisting of 69 studios, 47 one-bedrooms, and 10 two-bedrooms, which have a capacity of two, three, and five adults respectively. Each room comes with a kitchen and a bathroom, as well as sea-views. They have a pool, (which has sea-views as well), a game room, and their staff can assist with planning day-trips. Stella Maris is located just off of the beach and about a 15 minute walk to the city centre.
Bars and Restaurants
MezzaNotte serves a little bit of everything, as they provide a mix of Spanish (local seafood), Italian (gourmet pizzas and pastas), and Lebanese (sambosak and falafel) cuisine. They offer both indoor seating and outdoor seating on a large terrace. On Saturdays, they have "Lebanese night" with a special Lebanese menu (guests can also choose from the regular menu) and belly dancers. This unique restaurant is located just off of the beach and about a five minute walk to the city centre.
Often considered the best place in Fuengirola to get a gin and tonic, Pachamama Gin Club is the place to go if you are in the mood for a cocktail. As their name suggests, they specialise in serving drinks made with gin, offering over 40 different types of gin. Their bartenders are capable of making a drink specific to your tastes and they also serve cocktails without gin as well as a variety of beers. The club is relatively new, having opened in 2011, and has a sleek, modern feel. They are located about a four minute walk from the city centre.
Things to do in Fuengirola in December
Horseback riding is a popular activity in Spain and you can get in on the action by going to Finca Alegria. They offer both private and group lessons for riders of all levels, as well as trekking rides. Prices range from 22 and up depending on the duration of the lesson/ride and the group size. They also have a restaurant on-site and the company is operated by British management. They are located about a 12 minute drive from the city centre.
If it's too cold to go to the beach, check out Campo Municipal Elola instead. It is a leisure and sports centre offering several options for sports. They have a grass field that is mostly used for football, a track for running, as well as basketball, handball, and tennis courts. In addition to these facilities, there is a gym that is fully-supplied, and they offer numerous exercise classes. They are located about a 10 minute walk from the city centre.
Fuengirola offers plenty of delicious food for sale and lots of it can be found at Hipercor. The main floor is a food market offering numerous selections of high quality products, where almost anything you are searching for can be found. There are other types of shopping above the food market including just about everything a normal mall would have. From clothes to jewelry, to electronics and kitchen appliances, there is plenty to offer. The Hipercor is located about 15 minutes walking from the city centre.