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Week sun holiday in July

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Week sun holiday in July

Thinking of spending a week towards the end of July in Oporto.

Would like to do some walking, sunbathing, swimming and train trips. Would also welcome recommendations for a nice hotel with a pool.

Is Oporto a good choice?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Week sun holiday in July

If what you want it's a "sun holiday" it's better to choose somewhere south. The Algarve it's not mandatory, you can stay close to Lisboa or a bit more south in the Alentejo coast.

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2. Re: Week sun holiday in July

If you want " a sun holiday " perhaps The Algarve is a better choise. But if you want a mix of history, beautiful places to visit,and also sun and beaches ( despite the water being colder ) then Porto is a good choice

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3. Re: Week sun holiday in July

If you decide to come to Porto, this is the nearest hotel to the beach area and also has swimming pool - www.hotelboavista.com/cms/index.php?id=1

Almost all of the 5* hotels also have swimming pool:

http://www.sheratonporto.com/

www.tiara-hotels.com/en/park-atlantic-porto…

If you like train trips, from Porto you can also take one hour trip to Guimarães (world heritage as Porto) and Braga, both historical places, or to Espinho (beach area). With the metro, also with one hour trip, you arrive to the beach area of Póvoa de Varzim.

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4. Re: Week sun holiday in July

if you like to walk long the beach a good place will be Espinho a little town about 15 km south of porto,there is a big swimpingpool and a path with 12 km long the beach ,passing several beaches and with bars and restaurants.

In espinho there are all sort of hotels and a lot of trains to porto

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