Portugal: Winter Sun
For winter sun holidays, Portugal is one of the best places in Europe. Portugal has fine weather throughout the year, and even in winter the temperature is still warm enough to enjoy the beaches. The hottest spots for winter sun are the the Algarve resorts of Faro, Albufeira and Lagos, where the average winter temperature remains a comfortable 15ºC even in January. If you really want to get some Portuguese winter sun, the best place to be is on the islands of the Azores, where sea temperatures are generally warmer than those off the mainland coastline.