flag Marbella, Average Weather December

  • High Temperature
  • Low Temperature
  • Sea Temperature
  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

    98 mm
  • Rainfall Days

    5 days
  • Sunshine Hours

    6 hours

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December daily averages


December daily averages for Marbella

  • 1st
    12 54
  • 2nd
    11 52
  • 3rd
    11 52
  • 4th
    12 54
  • 5th
    12 54
  • 6th
    12 54
  • 7th
    12 54
  • 8th
    12 54
  • 9th
    13 55
  • 10th
    14 57
  • 11th
    13 55
  • 12th
    11 52
  • 13th
    12 54
  • 14th
    13 55
  • 15th
    13 55
  • 16th
    13 55
  • 17th
    13 55
  • 18th
    12 54
  • 19th
    12 54
  • 20th
    11 52
  • 21st
    12 54
  • 22nd
    11 52
  • 23rd
    12 54
  • 24th
    12 54
  • 25th
    13 55
  • 26th
    13 55
  • 27th
    13 55
  • 28th
    12 54
  • 29th
    14 57
  • 30th
    12 54
  • 31st
    13 55

What's the Weather like in Marbella in December 

December in MarbellaSpain might not see the best weather the resort has to offer, but with its mild winters it's still a great option for a December holiday. The average temperature, average highs and lows, average sea temperature, average sunshine hours and the average rainfall all decrease from November.


The average temperature seen in December is 12°C (54°F). Average highs get up to 16°C (61°F) and are mostly seen the last ten days of the month with daily highs in the beginning of the month rising to 18°C (64°F). Average lows get down to 8°C (46°F) which are also most likely in the last ten days of the month with the beginning of the month seeing daily lows getting up to 9°C (49°F). December as a whole sees gradually falling highs with only one day in ten going over 21°C (69°F) or going under 14°C (57°F). Daily lows only go under 4°C (40°F) or go over 13°C (56°F) every one in ten days.


The average rainfall seen in December is the second highest average for the year with 98mm. This translates to on average 5 days of rainfall or every 1 in 6 days. The most common form of rainfall for December is moderate rain which most likely to fall at the end of the month. Light rain and thunderstorms are less common forms of rainfall for December with both most likely to occur at the beginning of the month.


The average humidity seen in December is 73%, which ranges from 54%, mildly humid, to 91%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 37%, comfortable, but can get as high as 100%, very humid. The beginning of the month is the most likely to be the least humid, while the middle of the month the most likely to be the most humid.

Sunshine Hours

The average sunshine hours experienced in December is 6. This is the lowest average sunshine hours for the year which is also seen in January and February. As the month goes on, the daily sunshine hours decrease very slowly with the beginning of the month the most likely to have the most daily sunshine.

Sea Temperature

The average sea temperature for December is 17°C (63°F). This is the second lowest average sea temperature for the year, which is also experienced in April.

Marbella Hotels in December 

La Fonda Hotel

For a top four-star hotel rated by previous guests, check out La Fonda Hotel located in Bealmadena. This charming boutique hotel was recently restored but has kept many original details, giving the hotel a unique personality. There are 28 rooms available that are decorated with a Mediterranean influence. A buffet breakfast is included in the price of the stay and there is a cocktail-bar, patio and outdoor swimming pool available, too. 

Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa

The Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa provides a luxurious five star stay near Sotogrande. This grand hotel has 67 large suites that include options such as a junior suite, executive suite, pool suite and private villa. All suites include a daily a la carte breakfast, welcome drink, free high speed Wi-Fi, LCD TV and iPod docking station. There is an enormous spa that features separate areas for face & body treatments, massages and thermal baths. 

Hotel Pueblo

If you are looking for a boutique stay for your holiday, look into the Hotel Pueblo in Benalmadena. This is a family run bed & breakfast with only 10 rooms. The rooms all include free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with satellite channels, an in-room iPad, iPod docking station, air conditioning & heat and bathrobes with slippers. You'll be sure to have a good night sleep on the orthopaedic mattress.

Marriott Playa Andaluza

The Marriott Playa Andaluza beach resort in Estepona is the perfect three star budget stay. This resort is family friendly and provides two and three bedroom apartments with views of the sea. The apartments have fully equipped kitchens, separate dining & living areas, washers & dryers and the master suite features an oversized soaking tub. 

Marbella Beach for December 

Las Chapas Beach

Beeline for Las Chapas Beach a great option for families and enjoyable, safe swimming. The water is shallow and clean, so ideal for kids. Normally this beach is one of the most crowded in the area, but during off-season you should have no issues. The sand is fine and golden and you'll will find plenty of handy amenities here, too. 

Bars and Restaurants 

El Lago Restaurant

If you are celebrating a special occasion, a wonderful option is El Lago Restaurant. Here, you will find a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and a golf course with a lake. The cuisine is creative and the service is very personalised thanks to highly attentive, friendly staff. The on-site wine cellar contains over 300 wines to choose from. Try the tasting menu to experience a little bit of everything.

The Orange Tree

For one of the best meals of your holiday head to The Orange Tree. Located right in Old Town off of a cobblestoned street, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic night out or a celebration. The owner serves as head waiter to make sure you truly feel welcomed and are enjoying your meal. The extensive wine list provides value while the food provides quality. Some menu items include a lamb rack, goat's cheese & chicken liver pate and confit of duck.

Things to do in Marbella in December 

Royal Tennis Club

Tennis enthusiasts should head to the Royal Tennis Club, which was founded more than 40 years ago by a group of professional tennis players. This is one of the best places to play tennis in the region with 8 clay courts and 1 hard court. There is also professional lighting so you can play at any time of the day. Individual and group lessons are offered.

Alboran Sails

Another great active option is booking up for a sailing cruise with Alboran Sails. Boat hire is available with or without a captain. Trips are completely customisable with cruises lasting as little as an hour all the way to a couple months. Some options include bringing fishing or diving equipment or just sunbathing on the boat for a couple hours.

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