Fuerteventura Weather December Averages, Canary Islands
What's the Weather like in Fuerteventura in December?
What's Christmas Like In Fuerteventura?
The island enjoys six hours of sunshine in December and with an average sea temperature of 20°C, the sea should be comfortable for a Christmas dip. Although you can expect the odd overcast spell during your holiday in December, you can also be assured of plenty of sunny spells.
In 2018, Christmas Day's average temperature was 19°C and sunny. The year before was 18°C and also sunny.
How Warm Is Fuerteventura In December?
Is Fuerteventura Rainy In December?
Fuerteventura experiences hardly any rainfall across the year and December is no exception. An average of 26mm of precipitation falls across the island over the space of three rainy days.
How Windy Is Fuerteventura In December?
Fuerteventura is quite a windy island. Over the course of the month, typical wind speeds range between light to moderate breezes rarely rising to become strong.
Fuerteventura Hotels in December
Sol Jandia Mar Aparthotel
If you are looking for quiet and comfortable apartments to enjoy a memorable Canarian Christmas then Sol Jandia Mar Aparthotel will not disappoint. Situated amid lush vegetation and only a stone's throw from Jandia beach, the hotel offers fully furnished one-bedroom apartments with separate lounge with sofa bed, kitchen with fridge and bathroom with hairdryer, plus sea or pool views from the balcony or terrace.
Onsite dining options include the Tenerife Buffet Restaurant with show cooking and international cuisine, the Pool Bar which serves snacks and drinks al fresco and the Lounge Bar which is only open in summer. There are also two outdoor pools one of which is heated in December surrounded by a sunbathing area, two squash courts, games room with pool tables, organised daytime and evening entertainment for adults, children's play area and a children's evening programme with live music, shows and mini discos, so no one will ever get bored. You can stay on an accommodation-only basis, bed and breakfast basis or all-inclusive basis.
Hotel Atlantis Dunapark
Located in central Corralejo, Hotel Atlantis Dunapark is ideal for couples in search of a romantic holiday. This four-star adults-only complex is just 50m away from the nearest beach and provides accommodation in the form of double rooms some of which have views of the street and some of which have views of the complex's garden or swimming pool.
Each room is very light thanks to the numerous windows and French-style glass doors and features free WiFi access, air conditioning and satellite TV. There's one onsite restaurant which serves up an international buffet for breakfast and dinner, plus a poolside snack bar which serves light bites and drinks. There's also a swimming pool framed with a sunbathing area and tropical gardens, a fitness club and thanks to its coastal location, there are plenty of opportunities for water sports nearby.
Located on the coast in Costa Calma, Barlovento is ideal for families and couples who plan on spending a lot of time at the beach during their holiday in Fuerteventura. Here guests can choose between 255 apartments and bungalows, each of which is decorated in a cosy Canarian style and offers a combined living room-bedroom with sofa bed, a separate bedroom, satellite TV, fridge and bathroom with shower or bath. Each unit also has a balcony or terrace with sun loungers and sea views. The main buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but there's also a lunchtime salad bar by the pool and nationality-themed evening specials with show cooking regularly held throughout the week.
If you go for the all-inclusive option, you'll also be treated to afternoon tea for the adults and ice cream for the children. There are plenty of places to keep fit whilst on holiday, with a modern fitness centre, tennis courts, table tennis, mini golf and diving lessons all provided within the hotel plus a windsurfing and diving school just 600m away on the beach. After all that work, you can relax in the hotel's spa which offers a Jacuzzi, relaxation zone, sensation showers and saunas.
SBH Hotel Monica Beach Resort
SBH Hotel Monica Beach Resort is another excellent choice when it comes to accommodation in Fuerteventura. This four-star hotel offers almost 300 standard and superior one-bedroom apartments decorated in bright colours with WiFi access, air conditioning and satellite TV. There are two swimming pools in the complex one of which is heated in winter plus four tennis courts, one multi-sport court, gym, volleyball court, mini golf course and windsurfing and diving school.
Daytime and evening entertainment is also organised six times each week, with live shows and games for the adults, plus kids' games and mini discos for children. There are loads of options when it comes to eating and drinking here. There is a main buffet restaurant which serves local and international cuisine, plus the Tobogán pool bar which serves light bites and drinks, the Turquesa bar salon for pre- and post-dinner drinks and the Africa beach bar for drinks and snacks on the sand. The all-inclusive service covers breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus afternoon tea, alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.
Hotel Cotillo Beach
Hotel Cotillo Beach is one of the most popular all-inclusive hotels in El Cotillo, located just 0.5km away from El Cotillo Beach and the popular Spew Pits surfing spot. The accommodation is set around a large outdoor swimming pool, framed with sun loungers and parasols. In this area, you'll also find table tennis tables, pool tables and a pool bar which serves drinks and snacks throughout the day. There are two other places within the hotel where you can grab a bite to eat the main international buffet restaurant and the casual café.
For kids, there's an outdoor playground and mini club with organised games. Accommodation comes in the form of double and triple rooms, each of which is decorated in a traditional Canarian way with wooden furniture and light colours. Although there aren't many services or facilities found within the hotel, there are plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and mini markets found just a short walk away in the centre of the resort.
Fuerteventura Beach for December
Ajuy Beach is a popular beach with pure black sand much darker than that which you'll find across most of the island. The sea here is remarkably clean and blue, providing a great colour contrast to the volcanic sand and creating some great photo opportunities. Even though the beach is always busy, the strong currents often make swimming dangerous and it is not advisable to swim too far out especially for children.
On the right-hand side of the beach there is a paved path that leads to a cliff which you can walk along for spectacular ocean views. Just back from the beach there are also a few small fishing restaurants where you can enjoy the local Canarian cuisine, with more bars and restaurants further into the centre of the village.
La Pared Beach
La Pared Beach is 900m-long beach with fine, golden sand. Since this beach is situated on the west coast of the island, the sea is also very rough and the currents are strong almost constantly. Sadly, this means it's unsuitable for swimming although it's still great for sunbathing and walking. Local windsurfers and surfers often use the big waves to their advantage, but unless you're skilled and experienced in water sports, it's unadvisable to go into the sea. There is a small car park at the top of the cliffs where you can leave your car and follow the path down to the beach.
Located in the Jandia Nature Reserve, Cofete beach offers some beautiful scenery, ideal for secluded relaxation. Adjacent to the stunning Jandia Massif mountain range, this beach is in the less built up southern part of the island, so tends to be less busy than beaches on the northern coast. The only thing to consider is that part of this beach is a naturist beach where cllothes are optional, so visitors should bear this in mind before going.
Bars and Restaurants
Los Pescaditos Restaurant serves Canarian as well as traditional British cuisine in a prime spot next to the sea in Corralejo. There's a children's play area next to the sun terrace to keep the little ones amused, plus British pub grub, local and imported drinks and live entertainment to keep the adults happy. The restaurant also proudly displays its commitment to tolerance and inclusiveness with a large rainbow flag painted on the wall. Some of the most popular dishes include burgers (said to be the best on the island), fried fish (the Canarian speciality) and English breakfasts.
Fazz's is a contemporary Indian restaurant located in the heart of Corralejo. It prides itself on its attentive service and fantastic selection of Indian dishes which cover everything from balti, tandoori and biryani to specials which change almost every day. If you're after value for money, opt for one of the set menus available for two or four diners. The staff are very helpful and will explain all the dishes on the menu, helping people who are unfamiliar with Indian food to choose wisely.
Rogues Gallery serves a great range of drinks and the unique décor pays homage to the history and culture of Corralejo. There is a great selection of both local and imported beers, wines and spirits on offer, as well as soft drinks. What really makes this bar stand out is there wall of fame which includes many famous people who have left their mark on the town. If you're looking for some live entertainment, make sure you visit on a Saturday evening when a solo artist or a music group always perform.
Things to do in Fuerteventura in December
Museum of Traditional Fishing
The Museum of Traditional Fishing just 5km outside El Cotillo in the Tostón Lighthouse is a compact and charming museum that deals with all things fishing. Visitors will learn about all the traditional fishing methods employed on the island since the first settlers started fishing there and how fishing has evolved over the years thanks to modern technology. The Museum of Traditional Fishing is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Centro de Arte Canario
Art lovers should definitely schedule a visit to the Centro de Arte Canario the Canarian art centre located in La Olivia. Set inside the historic building of Casa Mane, the art centre hosts the most comprehensive collection of traditional and contemporary Canarian art in Fuerteventura, with paintings, sculptures, plastic work and more on display. There are several rooms to explore, each of which displays unique works of art from local artists.