What's the Weather like in Lara Beach in December
December has arrived on the Mediterranean coast and temperatures have plummeted with an average temperature of just 12°C between average high/low temperatures of a chilly 7°C at night and just 16°C during the day. Towards the end of the month and heading in to the New Year it will get colder as January is the coldest month here on Lara Beach. Evenings are cold and no one will be eating outdoors and the only people outside will be the smokers who have been exiled from the restaurants. The chance of a sunny day has dropped to less than 30% and the chance of a cloudy day has increased to 25%. The beach resorts are still open but many will have closed their beach bars and cafes and they won't open until May. There is still plenty to do at the resorts with lots of entertainment and indoor activities.
This is the wettest month at Lara Beach and the average rainfall hits a high of 210mm falling over 10 to 12 days. Rainfall has increased markedly from the dry summer months with just 10mm of rain. The chance of rain has risen from the summer low of 2% in August to 36% this month. Along with the increased rainfall the average humidity is up to the high of 70%. Humidity does not vary hugely here with the lowest being 60% in the summer months. The months are getting windier with the chance of a windy day rising to 18%.
The amount of sunshine is the same at 10 hours a day and won't increase until February when it reaches 11 hours and then again in March when it reaches the high of 12 hours a day. On dry days it will be fine and cold and ideal for shopping trips and indoor activities such as museums.
There should be very little fog at this time of the year with no foggy days expected until summer returns.
Lara Beach Hotels in December
Hotel Club Sera
The Hotel Club Sera has rooms styled on an Ottoman palace and you can stay in a room one of 3 buildings or in a suite. All rooms and suites are air conditioned with mini bar, private bathroom, satellite TV with music channels, balcony or terrace. The suites all have separate bedrooms and a living area. The Ottoman Palace Suites have a small kitchen and a Jacuzzi. Enjoy a meal at the open-air restaurant or the indoor restaurant or have a snack at the snack bar. Get a drink form one of the three bars, the beach bar is closed in winter. There is a variety of activities for winter that are all indoors and enjoy a soak in the Turkish bath or sauna after a day's exploring the Antalya region. The spa centre has an indoor pool for winter use, snow room, fitness centre, a range of massages and beauty and therapeutic treatments.
For a hotel with a difference try the Topkapi Palace where all rooms are air conditioned with complimentary toiletries and bottled water and mini bar refilled daily, satellite TV, room service and larger rooms and suites have a small kitchen with dishwasher and fridge. The buffet restaurant is open from 7am for breakfast, lunch and dinner all the way to 3am for late night revellers though this can change during winter. There is also Italian, Turkish, seafood and Mediterranean a la carte restaurants, BBQ and several snack bars. Grab a drink from one of several bars, the beach bar is not open in winter. Entertainment on offer includes nightly discos and live entertainment a few times a week, dance lessons and fun theme nights. Check out the game centre or be pampered at the spa and beauty centre.
Bars and Restaurants
Il Vicino Pizzeria
For great Italian pizzas and brushcetta visit Il Vicino Pizzeria for mouth watering crispy pizzas and fresh starters like bruschetta, caprese salads and the sweet and luscious panna cotta desserts. The menu has lots to choose from and this is one of the most popular restaurants in Antalya.
For great Turkish kebabs the Sultanya Kebapcisi is well worth the trip from your hotel. The kebap and doner are recommended and the range of Turkish sweets offers a sweet ending to your meal. The tea is very good as is the service and value for money.
Things to do in Lara Beach in December
For an all round trip from the beach to the mountains you can catch the cable car from the coast and head up into the mountains to Mount Tahtali. Being winter you could ski back down the mountain if you are feeling adventurous or just catch the cable car back down.
A shopping trip to Cinar Hali is a must for al lovers of tapestry and carpets. It is a combination of music, handicraft and food that will delight the senses. A modern technology is used to ensure all carpets are made to traditional designs and you will see precious jewellery amongst the carpets and tapestries and great local food that will treat your tastebuds.
Lapis Antalya is at Konyaalti and is a huge shopping centre selling a variety of items. Apart from some great shopping you can also watch the carpet makers dyeing silks and wools and weaving traditional patterns that all have a story to tell. This hopping centre is located in the free trade zone and you will pay no taxes on goods bought here. The jewellery centre has many handcrafted items including leather products, jewellery and many handcrafted souvenirs.
Turkish Night Out
If you are looking for something to do at night take a trip with Antalya tours for a Turkish Night out. The night is all inclusive with food and drink all included with your tour. Have a meal of Turkish traditional dishes with traditional folk music serenading you. After dinner you will see the Mevlana Dervish Dancers, belly dancers, one of whom is a man dressed up who will delight you with his antics. The night is completed with a disco where you can dance before returning to your hotel.