Los Gigantes Weather December Averages, Canary Islands
What's The Weather Like In Los Gigantes In December
After January and February, December is usually the coldest month of the year for Los Gigantes, Tenerife. During this month, the average temperature for the resort is 19.5°C, created by highs of up to 23°C during the daytime and lows down to 16°C on an evening. The highest temperature ever recorded in Los Gigantes in December is 29°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered in the resort at this time of year is 12°C.
As the month develops, the temperatures in Los Gigantes get progressively colder, making the first week of the month the best time to go if you want to enjoy the resort when temperatures are at their highest.
Regardless, whichever part of the month you choose to visit, you'll need to take beachwear for during the day and warm clothing, such as jeans and coats, to ensure you stay comfortable on an evening.
If you love high temperatures and want to visit Los Gigantes when it's at its hottest, forget about December and plan your trip for August or September instead, when temperatures are often at their highest.
Over the course of a typical December, Los Gigantes is subject to around 35mm/1 inch of rainfall which is spread out between five rainy days that's almost double the amount received in the previous month. Despite the increase, this amount of rainfall divided over so few days makes the odds of you experiencing as much as a shower during your holiday in Los Gigantes very unlikely. The probability of rainfall making an appearance stays essentially constant throughout the month and if you are unlucky enough to get some of the wet stuff during your holiday, it will most likely be drizzle (which occurs of 32% of days with rainfall), moderate rain (28%), light rain (22%) or heavy rain (11%).
Across the month, Los Gigantes boasts an average of seven hours of sunshine each day that's two hours less every day than last month which, alongside an average relative humidity of 66% and mild temperatures, makes this month perfect for those who want a burst of winter sunshine without intense heat.
The average sea temperature for the water which surrounds Los Gigantes is 21°C in December that's 1°C cooler than last month which might be bit on the cold side for swimming. If you find the sea is too cold for you, there are plenty of indoor and heated swimming pools available in the local area to choose from.
Los Gigantes is rarely affected by strong winds. In December, the average wind speed for the resort is 19 km/h that's the same as November with the maximum sustained wind speed recorded in recent times being 72 km/h.
Los Gigantes Hotels In Decemeber
My Dream Villa
If you're travelling as a group of six, consider staying at My Dream Villa. Ideally situated in the centre of the resort close to the harbour, beach, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops, this villa features a private sunbathing garden with outdoor dining area, shower and sea views. Other features include three bedrooms with a total of two double beds and two twin beds, three bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, two living rooms with satellite TV and WiFi and large dining room with skylight. Although there is no swimming pool within the property, the beach is only a short walk away.
For something smaller, try this privately-owned one-bedroom apartment. Situated within a peaceful residential complex, this apartment can sleep up to four guests and boasts free WiFi access. Other features include one bedroom with two twin beds, one lounge with double sofa bed and TV, fully-equipped kitchen and large terrace which gets the sun. The complex features a heated swimming pool, kids' pool and parking, with shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, beach and marina all nearby.
Bars And Restaurants
For quality Spanish cuisine made with fresh ingredients, it's tough to beat Pancho Restaurante. Situated on the coastline in the neighbouring resort of Playa de La Arena with sea views from the outside terrace, this restaurant offers diners modern Spanish cooking with a few traditional touches. The menu includes dishes such as fresh seafood, locally-caught fish, grilled meats, homemade pasta, soups and salads, as well as a two-person tasting menu and kids' menu.
The home-away-from-home British vibe of the Green Corner makes it popular with ex-pats and tourists alike. This bar offers a small air-conditioned interior and large outdoor terrace which gets the sun during the day. You'll find all your typical Tenerife bar drinks here with Spanish and international beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, although there is no food served. Live evening entertainment is held most nights from 8.30pm and there are pool tables, air hockey tables and TVs showing major live sporting events throughout the bar.
Things To Do In Los Gigantes In December
Walk To The Lookout Point
If the weather's a bit too cold to chill out at the beach or by your hotel's pool, walk to the top of the main Los Gigantes road and admire the resort's cliffs from the lookout point. This 30-minute walk is quite strenuous, so if you're not up for the challenge, you can catch a taxi or a bus to this point instead. This lookout point is the best place from which to admire the cliffs, as well as vistas across the sea and out to the other Canary Islands which you can see well on a clear day. There is also a restaurant located next to the lookout point which serves local Canarian food during the day.
On the other hand, if the sea is just warm enough for you to swim in, head down to the natural seawater rock pool at the eastern end of the resort and have a go at snorkelling. This location is perfect for beginner and novice snorkelers because the rocks which create the pool protect everyone inside them from sudden waves and make sure no one gets swept out to sea. You have to pay to use the rock pools, but for the cost of entrance, you also get to use the facilities which include toilets, sun loungers and parasols.