Are there any coastal towns in Spain and Portugal that haven't been taken over by European tourists yet?
Specifically rowdy Brit chavs?
Mojacar on the Costa del Sol.
I don't know much about Spain, Portugal, or the British economy, but how do rowdy chavs afford vacations there?
Discount airlines began offering cheap airfares and beach side hotels to Brits starting in the late 60s.
It's cheap R2 and from what I've learned many hotels/resorts offer special rates for booze vacations.
Better Europeans than Mexicans. I wish they'd come over here and "take over" Los Angeles.
I'd rather have Mexicans than chavs any day. Better loud mariachi music than drunken louts fighting, pissing and puking everywhere.
r5, that a terrible thing to say. Nobody wants the poor until "they" are feeling horny. Now, Brits won't put up with that shit.
The atlantic coast of Spain (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country) are atill untainted by the horse toothed islanders. You won't get much sun there though.
R2 it's clear there is much you don't know. This may come as a shock, but working class people can afford vacations. I know, it's shocking to think the people who serve you food, fix your car, cut your hair or press your clothes may sit next to on a beach someplace. If you find that upsetting, then it really must suck to be you.
I never said I didn't think they could afford vacations, but I have no idea how much it costs to go to a resort in Spain. Pretty much anyone can afford a vacation, but not everyone can afford a round-the-world cruise or a trip to the Galapagos or Antarctica.
Which just goes to what I pointed out. If you don't know how much it costs, how can you be mystified about how can one afford it?
That's why I asked the question. I specifically said that I didn't know about the British economy or the cost of travel in Europe. Geez, give it a rest!
Here's a hint: working people have jobs. Jobs earn them money. They spend the money on a vacation. It's not rocket science.
Nazaré, Portugal - steeped in history, quaint fishing fleet, wonderful scenery, great surfing. It's my favorite city on Portugal's Atlantic coast.