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Help needed for family reunion, suf beach close?

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Help needed for family reunion, suf beach close?

Hello, I would really appreciate some help. We are planning a family reunion/holiday with some coming from New Zealand and some from Canada, a mix of adults and kids from age 10 upwards. I have no knowledge of Portugal....ws thinking one week in a villa in Portugal and a week in Spain? We have two surfers in the group and all enjoy the beach, looking for somewhere quiet, hopefully some history so not touristy. we do not want clubs etc. Just a nice area to be together, close to beaches, and we can drive for day trips there and there? I really don't know where to start looking and would be grateful for suggestions? Thank you.

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1. Re: Help needed for family reunion, suf beach close?

When is this planned for please? Some areas of Portugal are very good for surf and sand at all times of the year, some are not.

Also, how many in the group? There are few options to travel between Portugal and Spain unless you hire a car(s) or can fly to your new destination. If you hired cars, one way rental is very expensive. If that's the preferred option, then plan to fly into and back out of Portugal so you can return the cars to their homeland and not have to pay someone else to do it.

Also, it will take all day to drive from Portugal to Spanish Mediterranean resorts. Check the distances on a map.

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2. Re: Help needed for family reunion, suf beach close?

THE surf spots in Portugal are Peniche and Ericeira. Both offer what you're looking for, but there are other places, all depends on when you're coming. www.visitportugal.com

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3. Re: Help needed for family reunion, suf beach close?

Thank you for replying. We wish to travel from 15 August 2014, for around three weeks. There will be between 12 and 16 people. We are confident drivers so perhaps could pick up a car in Spain, and then return it to Spain as you suggested. We are hoping for proximity to some surf, but mainly a quiet area to enjoy being together, not in a big tourist spot, but preferably somewhere with a sense of history that is authentic and where we will need to practice our language skills and get to experience local culture. Thank you.

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