Puerto de la Cruz Weather December Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Puerto de la Cruz in December
December is the wettest month of the year in Puerto de la Cruz. The town receives an average of 42.5mm of rain spread out over 12 days. You will experience rain on any holiday in Puerto de la Cruz in December so you will need to bring waterproof clothes and an umbrella. The rain tends to fall in long sustained showers rather than a thunderstorm so be prepared for cool, wet days.
Average Sunshine Hours
Beach days are less likely in December due to the rain but you will still experience an average of seven hours of sunshine every day.
The daily average temperature for December is 14 degrees Celsius with an average high of 16 degrees Celsius and an average low of 11 degrees Celsius. The temperatures in Puerto de la Cruz in December are mild in comparison to most of Europe making this an ideal Christmas holiday break to get away from the cold weather.
The average temperature in London in December is just 7 degrees Celsius making Puerto de la Cruz afar warmer place to spend your holidays. The highest recorded temperature for December in recent years was 25 degrees Celsius and the lowest recorded temperature was 2 degrees Celsius. You will need to pack warm clothes for your Christmas holiday but you might be lucky and get a warm day so pack a bathing suit.
The relative humidity levels in December average around 79% due to the rainy conditions.
Puerto de la Cruz experiences foggy conditions on 9 days generally in December. The fog will often set in for the day and be accompanied by mist and light rain.
Wind speeds in December average around 17km/h or 10mph. The highest recorded sustained wind speed for the month was 74km/h or 46mph. Strong winds will bring in rain and colder conditions from the North.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature in December is 21 degrees Celsius which is still warm enough for a swim. If you are going scuba diving or spending a long time in the water you might want to wear a wetsuit.
There is no record of snow in December for Puerto de la Cruz.
Puerto de la Cruz Hotels in December
Bellavista is a three star hotel on the beach front next to the Lagos Martianez pool complex in the area of La Paz. All rooms have a small kitchenette and a balcony with a direct view of the Atlantic Ocean. The bar and restaurant are situated to make the most of the sea views and the restaurant serves a selection of Tapas and other Canarian cuisine. The hotel offers a heated swimming pool, adults only nudist roof top solarium, fitness centre, games room and massage centre.
Valle Mar is a four star hotel on the beach front in the new area of Puerto de la Cruz. They offer a variety of rooms from Standard doubles to Penthouse suites. All the rooms have balconies with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel has four swimming pools, one of which is heated and one is for children. You will find three restaurants and two bars on-site all with views of the ocean. There is a children's club, fitness centre and small spa. The hotel is surrounded by subtropical gardens for the guests to walk through and relax in.
Be Live Experience Tenerife is a refurbished and redesigned hotel that used to be the Luabay hotel. The hotel is situated 150m away from Playa Jardin and you are surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops. On-site you will find a large pool, children's playground, table tennis, buffet restaurant, bar and nightly entertainment. The hotel offers accommodation in single, double or family rooms and all the rooms have a view of the ocean or Mt.Teide. Rooms are available on a Bed and Breakfast rate only.
Bars and Restaurants
El Patio del Puerto de la Cruz is a small restaurant in the Plaza Benito that offers a variety of tapas. The lunchtime menu is very good value for money with a special of seven tapas for 9.90 Euros. The menu includes items such as chicken skewers, octopus, garlic prawns and fish carpaccio. The majority of the seating area is outdoors where you can enjoy views of the plaza and people watch while you eat. The sangria is excellent and they have a wide range of Spanish beers and wines. Plaza Benito, Perez Galdos 8.
La Herreria is on a quiet street a few blocks back from the beach in the historic centre of town. They serve Spanish style meat and seafood dishes. They seating is all indoors and they have a fireplace for cold night. The specialties include steak cooked on a stone and a giant seafood platter that includes the best the island has to offer. The owners speak English fluently and will help you make a choice for dinner even if it isn't on the menu. Calle Cologan 7.
Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz in December
The Chapel of San Amaro is the oldest church in Puerto de la Cruz and was built in 1591. The church was part of a mission to convert areas of spiritual significance to the local inhabitants to a Christian use. Local inhabitants built the church and it was looked after by the Dominican monks from the Convent of Saint Benedict from 1593 until it was abandoned in the early 1700's. In 1713 the chapel was given to the Valois family along with its surrounding land on condition that they restored the chapel. Today the chapel gives an interesting insight into the missionary history of the island as well as being a functioning church.
The Oriental Spa Garden at the Hotel Botanico is arguably the most luxurious spa in Puerto de la Cruz. They offer a wide range of treatments that are available on a day pass to the spa. You can indulge in Japanese Sauna, Oriental Laconium, Turkish bath and Ice-temple. The central spa area offers 20 cabins for massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, body treatments and acupuncture. They have a number of Thai style pagodas in the gardens if you would like an outdoors massage. Their most popular package is the Private spa dragon for couples, which offers a selection of treatments and a romantic dinner in the hotels fine dining restaurant.