What's the weather like in Guardalavaca in December
December is definitely winter time, but here that does not mean snowfall and icy windscreens. Here in Guardalavaca, you could be forgiven for thinking that you have accidentally flown through a time loop into the summer, as the weather is mild all year round and is certainly very forgiving at the end of the year.
You will not see much rainfall, as only 6 days of this month are usually wet, with a total average of 62mm of water falling. This means that even if it does rain, it will not be for long. Nor will the days be short and dark, because the sun likes to stay out here all year long as well.
There are an average of 8 hours of sunshine a day, making for a long period of exploration between sunrise and sunset.
You will not see the coldest weather of the year until January, and although this month is fairly close, it is still warm enough. The average daily temperature is a comfortable 22°C, with highs ranging up as far as 26°C. On the downside, the lows can go as far as 18°C though we wouldn't start digging out your winter wardrobe just yet, as that is still very mild for a winter climate.
One of the big things that you will want to do when you visit Cuba is to take a dip in the sea, and you will find it very comfortable when you do so, too. The average sea temperature is around 27°C, only a very small blip lower than the peak of the summer months at 29°C. You will find that it is very comfortable indeed to go for a swim at this time of year, and the season means that the beaches will be a lot quieter too. It's a great time to visit!
Take a look at the weather forecast to help plan your time in Guardalavaca.
Guardalavaca Hotels in December
Spending the run-up to Christmas in a hotel means you have to treat yourself, so you could go for something special in December. The Las Delicias Restaurant & Guesthouse has a great advantage over other casas, which you may have some idea about thanks to the name: it's also a restaurant. That means the food you enjoy here will be spectacular, showcasing local cuisine to a very high standard. It's definitely a treat to savour.
The Casa Julio Y Omara Danta offers a different experience, with two private rooms available attached to the home of this welcoming family. You can enjoy an ensuite bathroom and cook your own meals in the kitchen, or have dinner and breakfast provided for you. It's away from the main road in Guardalavaca and thus a quiet stay.
The Habitacion Iliana is a beautiful home available for you to stay in, with a blue-painted exterior decorated with white bars to stunning geometric effect. It's close to the beach and also operates as a small restaurant, so once again your meals will be fantastic There is a private patio where you can eat your meals if you do not want to mingle with guests.
Guardalavaca Beaches for December
"This is the most beautiful land ever seen." That's what Christopher Columbus said when he landed on Guardalavaca beach, and the same can still be felt today. This beautiful white and sandy shore is now a huge tourist destination, but you can still avoid crowding by picking a great spot. There are hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, and dive centres located along the shoreline, so you can get everything that you need to make your time on the beach as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Be sure to take a dip in the water, as the average temperature at this time of year is a very pleasant 27°C.
Bars and Restaurants
Fancy a pizza? Try heading for Milano. Here you will find Italian dishes lovingly prepared, including pasta and other options. It is all done with a Cuban flare, so that you will find pizzas with ground beef toppings, pizza and spaghetti served together, and a range of other delights. This has to be a unique experience!
You will certainly hear about the Bar Parrillada Buena Vista if you pay attention to the media in Cuba: this restaurant is Canadian-owned and offers a broad range of dishes for you to try, including steak, lobster, shrimp, and ice cream to finish. It's a local hotspot which is always busy.
Those who love a conspiracy will enjoy La Ternura. This place is a bit of a secret, and so you have to knock on the door and prove that you have booked a table in order to get in. inside there is an intimate atmosphere with a balcony that looks over the street, and great Cuban food. There is also live entertainment nightly, and they can take large group bookings.
Things to do in Guardalavaca in December
December may not be prime beach weather, but you can warm yourself up in the evenings by learning how the Cubans dance. Their style is unique with Latin roots, and you can attend plenty of dance schools for a one-off beginner's lesson. This is a great way to learn a new skill that you can show off when you get home! The Club Amigo Atlantico, for example, offers lessons to all those who stay at the hotel.
You also have to try local food. No matter whether you eat at the hotel or go out for dinner, Cuban cuisine has to be something you taste while you stay here. The rich flavours often centre around seafood or pork, and you can also find plenty of fried plantains in the mix. Every restaurant will have its own salad options as well. You won't regret giving these dishes a taste!