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JPE99 Dec 23rd, 2007 07:22 PM

April Beach Spain/Portugal
My husband and I are headed to our friend's wedding in Madrid in mid-April. We would like to add on a few days after the wedding to go Mallorca/Menorca or the Algarve.

Any thoughts on weather?

I get very cranky and miserable when beach vacations turn rainy!

NEDSIRELAND Dec 24th, 2007 01:01 AM

April is not 'Beach weather' unless you go to the Canary Islands.

Your: "I get very cranky and miserable when beach vacations turn rainy!" tells me you want to treat this as a beach vacation. Forget that!

caroline_edinburgh Dec 24th, 2007 03:34 AM

Agree, you need to look at the Canaries.

Carolina Dec 24th, 2007 04:44 PM

Another vote for the Canaries - the weather is much more reliable than even southern Spain. You should be able to get a flight to one of the islands from Madrid easily enough.

JPE99 Dec 24th, 2007 06:04 PM

Thanks for all the feedback. Any pick on the which of the islands in Canarias? I know they are quite different from each other.

Viajero2 Dec 25th, 2007 10:39 AM


Viajero2 Dec 25th, 2007 10:40 AM


Viajero2 Dec 25th, 2007 10:42 AM

OK...seriously now; La Palma and Tenerife would be your best bet.

hetismij Dec 25th, 2007 12:27 PM

La Palma is my favourite of the Canaries, but it does have black sand and not many beaches. It is a very green island and in April should be just lovely. The west side of the island has the better weather, so Peurto Naos ot Peurto Tazacorte, or in the south around Feuncaliente there are a couple of beaches. On the east side is the more package holiday area of los Cancajos, which also has a beach (and the airport!) has web cams and has photos.
has some info on the islad in English.

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