Spain in December

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    • #53484
      Anonymous
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      I know that this is probably not the right forum to ask this, but I would be interested to know which areas has more Sun around Christmas, Costa Almeria, Murcia, Costa Tropical or Costa del Sol? Where are the highest temperatures?

      Thank you in advance.

    • #76297
      Anonymous
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      Definitely Almeria and Murcia. But the cons of this is that almost of our landscape is a desert with the exception of some areas.

    • #76299
      katy
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      The variation is so small I would bear in mind other criteria. What is a degree or two if you are stuck in a dump. (I am not infering anywhere is but you know what I mean!)

    • #76302
      Anonymous
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      Thank you for your answers. We (2 kids, 2 adults) want some Sun to do some hiking and also spend some lazy time on the terrace.

    • #76307
      Anonymous
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      Where better than around Estepona

    • #76310
      Anonymous
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      Murcia is also cheaper and for hiking it depends if you prefer mountain or the scarce virgin shoreline.

      For mountain near Sierra Espuña is a good place, for virgin shore line Calabardina (near Aguilas, Murcia) is a beautiful small beach village.

      Also worth mentioning that in Murcia out of the brits aimed resorts you can find reasonable prices for detached houses with a great terrace.

    • #76312
      Inez
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      Cant beat cds Im afraid! Valencia will be starting to get frost on the windshields in the morning, toiday here its in the 20s blue sky and sunny! Also plenty of people around – yesterday on the paseo in Marbella, it was pretty packed. Mainly in t shirt and shorts and it was heavan having a cool cider overlooking the sea!

      Back to reality today and work, but I had breakfast outside this morning!!! 8)

    • #76315
      Anonymous
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      peterparra wrote:
      Murcia is also cheaper and for hiking it depends if you prefer mountain or the scarce virgin shoreline.

      Thank you again.

      The rental in Murcia seems to be cheaper than the one in Almeria so we will probably go there. It is actually amazing to find a £170/week villa for Christmas time.
      Is Torre Pacheco area a bad one?

    • #76439
      Anonymous
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      @Inez wrote:

      Cant beat cds Im afraid! Valencia will be starting to get frost on the windshields in the morning, toiday here its in the 20s blue sky and sunny! Also plenty of people around – yesterday on the paseo in Marbella, it was pretty packed. Mainly in t shirt and shorts and it was heavan having a cool cider overlooking the sea!

      Back to reality today and work, but I had breakfast outside this morning!!! 8)

      there were even people sunbathing on saturday

    • #76442
      Inez
      Participant

      Yesterday went for lazy waslk on Marbella paseo, sea was beautiful and I was wearing t shirt and loinen trousers and sandals. Seeing as I have lived here 13 years I am very acclimatized and normally in jeans sweaters (2) and thick coat!

      We sat and had sunday lunch, it was around 22 degrees, not a breath of wind. Was lovely and looks the same today

      Oh and people swimming in the sea!

      December!!!!!

    • #76443
      katy
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      Yes, same weather today too 😀 Does turn cold after sunset, but I am often on the beach with the dogs until around 6.30pm.

    • #76446
      Anonymous
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      katy wrote:
      Yes, same weather today too 😀 Does turn cold after sunset, but I am often on the beach with the dogs until around 6.30pm.

      How cold? The information on weather websites is very contradictory.

      Some sites claim the lowest in Malaga is 13 C and others 7 Celsius…

    • #76449
      Inez
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      I would have said nearer to 13 degrees – I find it cold but then Im a dinosaur and very used to the weather here – my favorite months are july and august when most hate it!

      2 years ago I found the winter here so cold the family went to the caribbean over xmas and new year – brilliant deals from Madrid to Punta cana!

    • #76451
      katy
      Blocked

      I have known it be as low as 7 here but not often. málaga City is a bit cooler at night than marbella. 4.35pm now and it is 20 on the terrace (shade) so it is warm. If I remember I will have a look tonight before I go to bed. Spanish houses are always cool even with the heating on!

    • #76452
      Anonymous
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      katy wrote:
      I have known it be as low as 7 here but not often. málaga City is a bit cooler at night than marbella. 4.35pm now and it is 20 on the terrace (shade) so it is warm. If I remember I will have a look tonight before I go to bed. Spanish houses are always cool even with the heating on!

      Thank you for the information.

    • #76453
      katy
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      Well, it was 18C on the terrace at 11.10pm. There was a warm breeze so maybe warmer than usual. Certainly didn’t feel like 18 to me, suppose the thermometer doesn’t lie!

    • #76462
      Anonymous
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      well it gets dark in South Shields at 3.45 pm and its been freezing for weeks (and getting colder by the day)
      i hate you all, lol maybe just a tad jealous

    • #76470
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Daily weather reports in Murcia:

      http://www.mccmurcia.com/news.htm

    • #76479
      Inez
      Participant

      22 degrees again today – got black trousers on a was posh for notary this morning and was boiling to death!

      Its brill to be out in it wearing dark glasses and the hood still down on the car!

      AND its a long hol form tomorrow until monday YEEEEHAAAAAAAAAA I DO love Spain!

      Frustrating at times but boy do they know how to live, so if Im not on for a few days its cos I will be on the beach having a Malaguena frito with salad and a tinto verano! Happy Holidays!!!!! 😀

    • #76484
      katy
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      Hey…where’s Frank? This is turning into the positive thread 😆
      It nearly always rains on a puente though 🙁 plus I have a cold..sniff.

    • #76488
      Inez
      Participant

      Nope – no rain, dont even go there!

      Not forecast at all either.

      Thought it was dark in here earlier – forgot to take the glasses off!!!!

      And thats before a holiday drinkypoo!!

    • #76490
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Happy Holiday Inez 🙂

    • #76491
      Inez
      Participant

      Neary there!!! Damn emails keep coming in!

    • #76494
      Anonymous
      Participant

      🙂 Enjoy your holiday , cheered me up with you just talking about the sun ❗

      Wish I was there 🙁

      Axwhale

    • #76526
      Inez
      Participant

      Still hot and sunny BUT booohooo Im in the office for a couple of hours! Everything shut yesterday – took the dog for a romp in the countryside by Benahavis, bathed him then went out to a lovely spanish restaurnat in San Pedro – very well recommended!

      Gonna be out of here sooooooooon!

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