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Looking for a winter rent in a coastal town

Old Aug 2nd 2015, 11:35 pm
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Hi Expats, my husband and I are looking to rent an apartment/house in a coastal town in Spain during the winter months. Could anyone give us any suggestions? I have been scouring the web and come up with Nerja and San Jose, I'm not sure how touristy they are though. We want somewhere that has something going on during the winter months - music, bars open etc. Looking ideally for a fishing village that is cool and artsy. Any ideas GREATLY appreciated as I am rather in the dark.
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Old Aug 3rd 2015, 5:17 pm
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Hi Socalgal,

It might not be what your looking for as it's not a fishing village, but no harm in looking at the town i moved to over a year ago. Albir. It is 10 mins in a taxi from Benidorm, but nothing like it. I fell in love with it the first day i visited.
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Old Aug 4th 2015, 9:02 pm
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Thanks for that recommendation. i'll look into it. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Both Nerja and San Jose are very touristy

San Jose is smaller and I would think completely shuts down in the winter. Cabo de Gata has amazing beaches but is basically a desert, so after 2 days would get boring

To be honest, if you are looking for cool and artsy then you should look much further North in the Costa Brava. Somewhere like Calella de Parafrugell or Cadaques. More expensive though

However a warning. Any village that has plenty of bars and music in the winter months will be very definition be very touristy. That's what they are there for!
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I wonder if Estepona might suit your needs.

Not a village but definitely a fishing fleet, not a huge holiday destination (and what there is is mostly Spanish) but enough life to keep bars open and music.

Best would be the town itself or to the west as to the east it does become more touristy.
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Salou, near Tarragona, struck me as 'artsy'. Well known as being Gay friendly, so a good indicator of 'cool', I guess.

Cambrils, a small town nearby has a fishing port.

Perhaps not the climate you might be looking for over the winter months being that much further north.

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Old Aug 6th 2015, 1:37 am
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Thanks everyone for your input. I shall look into all of your suggestions. I really appreciate this forum!
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Malaga city is gaining a reputation for its up and coming art scene, there are tons of museums dedicated to art like Picasso and the Pompidou centre on the port. There's also a section dedicated to street art, its pretty busy all year round as are most cities and Christmas time in Malaga is simply the best place to be.

The beach is within walking distance form the city centre and you can catch a train or bus anywhere from Malaga to explore other parts of Spain (Nerja is 30 minutes by car), it would make an ideal base for the winter months.
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Thanks for your input. Malaga seems like an interesting option
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