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Cape Canaveral, United States

One of the most famous cities of the coast of Florida, very close to John F Kennedy Space Center by NASA

Typical food

Dishes you can't miss

Conch,Cape Canaveral, United States

Conch Large-sized sea snails. This mollusk can be battered and served as an appetizer, accompanied by fried vegetables, dressings, salt, and lemon juice.

Swamp Ape IPA®,Cape Canaveral, United States

Swamp Ape IPA® A craft beer brewed in Florida, ideal to accompany dishes based on fish and seafood.

Amberjack,Cape Canaveral, United States

Amberjack A large fish with a flavor similar to the grouper.

Mullet,Cape Canaveral, United States

Mullet Smoked red mullet accompanied by seafood and Mojo (a Cuban sauce prepared with garlic and orange).

Typical food of Cape Canaveral, United States

Gastronomy in Cape Canaveral is characterized by citrus flavors and seafood, combined to prepare recipes influenced by Latin America and the Caribbean.
This area of Florida, worldwide known for the space center, has a cuisine rich in flavor and ingredients from the sea. Many dishes have Latin influences, blending the best of the cuisine of the Americas. You cannot miss "Conch", large marine snails whose meat is usually battered and served as appetizer with fried vegetables seasoned with salt and lemon juice. In Cape Canaveral you can try the country's best fruits, including oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, and mangoes of exquisite taste. Avocado is also very common in the local cuisine, and is often used to prepare dishes with shrimp dressed with mayonnaise and lemon juice. Other local dishes on the streets of the city are smoked "Mullet", and "Bolo", a Cuban-style ham sandwich with avocado and cheese. In Cape Canaveral you can also try a variety of fish as 'wahoo' (similar to swordfish) and 'amberjack' (large fish whose meat tastes similar to grouper). These fish are usually garnished with the Cuban "Mojo" sauce prepared with garlic and oranges. If you want to try exotic dishes, you can try "Alligator" meat, a crocodile that grows on the coast of Florida prepared by locals in stews or battered.

To accompany the seafood dishes you can try "Swamp Ape IPA ®", a traditional craft beer from the coast of Florida, that you can enjoy in the bars and restaurants of the city.

In Cape Canaveral you will find a variety of restaurants offering Cuban, Jamaican, and Colombian flavors, among others. For seafood, visit the Seafood Atlantic restaurant, which offers fresh seafood from the surround waters of the city.


Useful Tips

  • In Cape Canaveral you can enjoy the beach and visit several places. Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes and a swimsuit.
  • If you travel to Cape Canaveral between February and October, we recommend wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen and insect repellent, since mosquitos increase with the hot and rainy weather.

The weather in Cape Canaveral, United States

Cape Canaveral has a temperate climate with precipitations all year long, which increase during the warmer months. The average temperature is 23°C (73.4°F) with highs of 28°C (82.4°F) and lows of 17°C (62.6°F). There is an average precipitation of 1,323 mm (52 in) per year and about 137 days of rain. The highest temperature in history was registered in 1980 with 39°C (102°F) and the lowest in 1977 with -8°C (17.6°F).

What to bring by season

Hot season (May to October): this season in Cape Canaveral has abundant rains and high temperatures. There are 14 rainy days per month on average, accumulating 154 mm (6 in) of precipitation. August has the most torrential rains, reaching an average of 195 mm (7.7 in) in 15 days. Night temperatures range between 19 and 23 °C (66-73 °F), while days reach from 30 to 33 °C (86-91 °F). July and August are the hottest months of the season. The sun shines intensely from seven to nine hours a day, and there is an average temperature of 26 °C (79 °F). The sea temperature oscillates around 28 °C (82 °F). You should pack sunscreen, a swimsuit, and summer clothes in light colors to stay fresh. Remember to bring a hat or cap, sunglasses, waterproof shoes, and an umbrella or rain jacket. Cool season (November to April): during these months in Cape Canaveral, days are warm but nights are cool and there are heavy rains, although it rains less than in previous months. The average temperature is 19 °C (66 °F). During the day, the thermometer reaches between 22 and 28 °C (72-82 °F), with lows between 9 and 16 °C (48-61 °F) at night. January is the coolest month, while April and November are the warmest. It rains an average of nine days per month, accumulating around 67 mm (2.6 in) of precipitation. There are 11 hours of sunlight per day with eight hours of intense sunshine, on average. The sea reaches maximum temperatures of 26 °C (79 °F) and a minimum of 23 °C (73 °F). You should dress in layers with clothing made of natural fibers such as cotton shirts, a sweater, and a thicker jacket at night. Remember to bring your swimsuit, comfortable shoes, and a rain jacket or umbrella.


About Cape Canaveral, United States

Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, on the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean in Florida. This city is especially known for being close to the John F. Kennedy Space Center, a NASA installation that is the most important launch site for space flights. This space center is one of the greatest tourist sites of Cape Canaveral. It features a visitors center displaying different artefacts used in space missions, as well as the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Other attractions in Cape Canaveral include the Mosquito Lagoon which is home to manatees, and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refugee, home to sea turtles, bald eagles, caimans, and hundreds of birds. Port Canaveral is one of the busiest tourist ports in the world and the departure point for cruises.

***The official currency of the United States is the United States dollar (USD).

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