Need recommendations for a Spain and Portugal trip! Would like good mix of active, cultural and food/wine activities! Thanks 🐠 fam!!

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I’m pretty familiar with Spain at this point, and the southern Spanish region of Andalucía has what you’re looking for. Sevilla is a beautiful prototypical Spanish city with history, nightlife, tapas, and culture. Granada has the most visited site in Spain, the Alhambra, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There are plenty of beach cities, which are warm all year (e.g., Cádiz, Málaga, Alicante). Additionally, there are some great day trips to Ronda and Córdoba, for example.


Quick correction, Alhambra is impressive but it is not one of the 7 wonders, including both ancient and modern versions

Just got back from Portugal. Amazing gem. Hit up Lagos Lisbon and Portal. The seafood is fresh and CHEAP. Sintra is great and if you don't like driving the Ubers are dirt cheap. It's a very safe country. Btw you can skip the line at Ramiro. There's another seafood restaurant 2 blocks down from it that's JUST as good. I didn't find out about it until my last night there.


You should start in Lisbon. Rent a car though since it's a small country where having a car will let you stop at some of hidden gems. If you do that, head into Spain either through the North or South. The more interesting beaches are in the Algarve region like Portimão. You can also drive into Spain from Faro. If you do decide to take a rental into Spain inform the car agency.

Sintra is a worth a trip - just leave enough time to enjoy the hikes / gardens at each place (best part of the visit, IMO). Madrid has some worthwhile spots (Retiro, the Prado, etc) but on the whole Barcelona is more fun. San Sebastián would be a great beach / nice food stop. Hitting all in one trip might stretch you too thin (depending on duration of the vacation) so may need to make trade offs. Personally, I wouldn’t do southern Spain but I’m sure others would disagree.

Maybe it's just because it was incredibly hot last week when we went, but Sintra didn't seemed worth the money to get out there and nothing special. It was also cheaper for us to Uber back than it was to take the train/bus.

Definitely head up to Porto though and do some port cellar tours/tastings

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