Spain-V-Portugal which is tops for January sun

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  1. Robert Clark

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    Hi Guys
    Planning a winter trip. Leaving UK just after Christmas 2015 - heading south for 3 weeks of winter sunshine
    Considering Spain and Portugal and would appreciate any opinion or suggestions of which to chose
    Looking for a bit of sun and some scenery. Will be touring so not thinking about staying long in any one place
    Would appreciate your suggestions

    Thanks
    Robert
     
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  2. peter marshall

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  4. Zepp

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    Another one for Spain
     
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  5. Ethle the wondervan

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    Last Jan/Feb we had 5 weeks in southern Spain, close to border with Portugal. It was their coldest winter for 37/38 years. :confused::confused:
    A fair amount of sun but a strong bitterly cold wind. Beware!!

    Apart from that we had a great time, scenery, empty roads, freedom, culture, food, relaxation, streets covered in dog shite..... If you go for a walk round Cadiz take wellies and disinfectant otherwise the damned stuff will be oozing between your toes!! :sicker:

    Would I go back? .... Yes, to get to Morocco! They don't have the dog culture in Morocco!!

    Enjoy.
     
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    Espana por favor. Portugal full of weirdos... Where is @JJ these days?:)
     
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    benidorm only place open and sunny
     
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  9. bellabee

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    What about February? Is Spain still better, then?
     
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    That sort of comment gives weirdos like me a bad name!! :(
     
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    Spain is pretty much always better, though from the Costa Blanca down to Almeria is the best bit. Any further south puts you at risk of the Atlantic weather, mainly cooler winds.
    Portugal is not on the Med. nuff said.


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    Another vote for Spain and the Costa Blanca area.. :)
     
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    We are doing something different next year, renting an apartment in Mojacar Playa for a month, £500 all in, plus flights(180 for 2), plus car hire.
    We don't normally like staying in one place too long, so this is an experiment to see how we get on.
     
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    I'm afraid I have to agree with the above posts due to fact that every time I head into Portugal if the weather is good,it seems to change almost instantly Portugal definitely gets more rain than Spain,it can get very drizzly Jan-Mar,and quite cool with it,any
    -where Benidorm and further South would be a better bet,Portugal is a Beautiful country though it would get my vote if it had Southern Spain's weather.
     
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    Ah but if it had Southern Spain's weather it wouldn't look like Portugal it would look like Southern Spain!:rolleyes:


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    Benidorm every time. We used to spend 6 months in on El Raco campsite for a good few years. Wonderful time loads to see and do in the area food very cheap 800 bars to get round. Beats freezing in the UK.

    steve & ann. --------- teensvan
     
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  17. keith

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    Glad you are all suggesting Spain, keep Portugal clear of Brits, we get enough of the other foreigners in Portugal. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    Portugal is a greener and more pleasant country, and still a lot warmer than the UK.
     
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    Its greener for the same reason England is green,,,it RAINS a lot in the winter,,,lovely in the spring summer and autumn though...
     
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    SPAIN every time in the winter ...Costa Blanca for most reliable weather...BUSBY.
     
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    I am with Keith and Jean, if you want scruffy litter strewn graffiti covered coastal strip then go to Spain and leave Portugal for us
     
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