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Portugal Weather , swimming year round

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Portugal Weather
Although we always associate the country with serene landscapes and sunny beaches, the truth is that the winters can be teeth-cluttering cold. Especially northern Portugal can be very damp and wet in winters. This can be a problem for digital nomads who belong to countries with a few winter months. 


just read this cold issue:(

any swimming fans here ,  if the winters are really crazy cold.

does it mean only 2 options:

1. stay at south coast ,

2. find a condo which has indoor swimming pool ?

regards south coast ,  from the weather year round report , it's still 10' degree more in Celsius , ok to swim at outside or in the sea ?


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I have friends in Alcobaça who have an unheated outdoor pool and swim most of the year (probably 2 months they don't). They do have a pool cover which retains the heat a little and they are quite hardy folk!

Most towns have an indoor municipal pool though which are usually heated, so unless you're specifically interested in swimming outdoors there are lots of options.


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Thanks a lot for all of you guys' feedback.



I have a try on @zoom mentioned website. 

Looks like Albufeira and Quarteira had warmer time .





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