Puerto Rico is pleasantly warm in December, compared to many other holiday destinations in Europe. Although there is a chance of rain, temperatures can reach up to 21°C during the day, cooling to 16°C in the evening. The nights can get a bit chilly.
You can expect plenty of sunshine during your stay; up to 9 hours a day. The sea water temperature is a pleasant 22°C. Expected rainfall is 21mm over 5 days.
What's the weather like in Puerto Rico at Christmas time?
Like many resorts in the Canary Islands, Puerto Rico is a very popular place to spend Christmas time. During the fortnight in which Christmas Day falls, Puerto Rico experiences an average temperature of 19°C, with regular highs of 21°C and regular lows of 17°C. Thanks to the subtropical climate, temperatures almost never fall below 14°C or rise above 23°C around Christmas time.
If you decide to stay at Puerto Rico for Christmas, you'll probably experience a few overcast spells, with the median cloud cover being around 50%. At this time of year, there's only a 31% chance that the resort will see any rainfall, so you probably won't see as much as a shower during your holiday. If you are unlucky enough to get some of the wet stuff during your holiday, it will most likely be moderate rain, drizzle or light rain.
As you'd expect for the Canary Islands, snowfall is incredibly unlikley to fall in Puerto Rico during December. So although you won't get to enjoy a white Christmas, you will be able to soak up some rays during the eight hours of sunshine which the resort receives each day.
Puerto Rico Hotels in December
When it comes to affordable accommodation in Puerto Rico, Arimar Apartments are a top choice. Just a short walk away from the beach, this complex offers accommodation in the form of one-bedroom apartments, all of which come with balcony, lounge and kitchenette, complete with microwave, fridge, tea making facilities and kitchenware. There is a handful of amenities available on site, including swimming pool, snack bar, car hire, shops and pool table, with many bars, restaurants and shops just a stone's throw away.
Apartamentos Portosol is another top pick for low-cost accommodation in Puerto Rico. Found just a ten minute walk away from the beach and harbour, this complex boasts a swimming pool, sun terrace, free parking, WiFi access and airport shuttle. Although there is no bar or restaurant available onsite, there are plenty of local and international eateries and pubs available in the immediate area. Here guests can choose between a number of one-bedroom apartments, each of which comes well-equipped with a small kitchenette with fridge, private bathroom with shower and seating area.
Puerto Bello Apartments
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay in the south of Gran Canaria should consider the Puerto Bello Apartments. This small complex provides a handful of services and facilities for guests to enjoy, including adults' swimming pool, children's swimming pool, terrace, sun beds, free WiFi access, free parking, restaurant and spa. Accommodation is offered in the form of spacious one-bedroom apartments, each of which comes complete with kitchenette with a hob, living room with sofa bed and independent bedroom with safe.
Mozart Apartments are found on the outskirts of Puerto Rico, close to plenty of nightlife, tourist facilities and services, such as bars, restaurants, nightclubs, shops and supermarkets. Here guests can choose between 24 stylish apartments, each of which features a bathroom with bath and shower, modern fitted kitchen with a fridge, living room with sofa bed and separate bedroom. There is a small selection of services and facilities available onsite for guests to take advantage of, such as swimming pool and sun terrace, with plenty more things to see and do in the immediate area.
Bars and Restaurants
Zenubia Restaurant is a wonderful place to try the local Spanish cuisine. Here you'll find an extensive menu packed with traditional specialities and a great selection of wine to accompany all the dishes.
El Toro Negro
Couples and families searching for international cuisine should consider dining at El Toro Negro. Here you'll find an eclectic menu offering a variety of dishes, such as meat and fish kebabs, pizza, pasta, salads and plenty of vegetarian options. The little ones will be pleased with the large children's menu which features a number of dishes similar to the ones found on the main menu, as well as popular favourites, such as burgers, chicken nuggets and fish fingers.
Aguaviva Restaurant is the ideal eatery for visitors looking to indulge in modern European food. At this venue diners are presented with an extensive menu full of traditional dishes, each of which incorporates a unique modern twist. Some of the most popular options include the peppercorn fillet steak, grilled sole, shrimp and corn gnocchi, lamb shoulder and BBQ ribs. Known for serving delicious food in generous portions for low prices, Aquaviva Restaurant is popular amongst families and large groups, so making a reservation comes highly recommended.
When it comes to family-friendly bars in Puerto Rico, Tropicana is one of the best. Open every day from 11am until late, this bar is found in the Puerto Rico Commercial Centre and hosts children's parties from 7pm until 9pm run by Marky Mark. After the children have tired themselves out, Marky Mark returns to the stage to entertain the adults with quizzes, games and karaoke until the early hours.
Things to do in Puerto Rico in December
Wellness & Spa at Gloria Palace
If you're in need of some rest and relaxation, head to the Wellness & Spa at Gloria Palace. Open every day from 10am until 7pm, this wellness centre and spa is the ideal place to unwind and offers a wide range of treatments, as well as views of Playa de Amadores. Here you'll find a heated dynamic pool with massage stations, pressure jets and hydro beds, as well as a sauna, Turkish bath, showers, gym and relaxation areas found both inside and outside. There are five treatment rooms available, each offering hairdressing, manicure-pedicures, reception and relaxation services and treatments.
Visit the commercial centre in Puerto Rico to pick up a souvenir of your holiday or to find special gifts for friends and family back home. After you're finished shopping, stop by one of the many bars and cafes for a quick coffee or tasty cocktail.
Casa de Colon
History lovers won't want to miss the opportunity to visit Casa de Colon in Las Palmas. One of the most stunning buildings in the Canary Islands, Casa de Colon is completely free to enter and features latticed balconies, ornate doorways and carved ceilings. Don't forget to stop by the museum to see the library, study and several exhibition rooms.