spain and air conditioning

Old Feb 14th, 2001, 09:53 AM
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spain and air conditioning

thinking @ trip to spain this summer vs fall. Just looked at avg temps, and just read that most of spain isn't air conditioned. True? Is it really crazy to think of going in July or Aug? Not a total wimp, but we usually spend lots of time walking and have a fear of the heat really slowing us down.
Old Feb 14th, 2001, 02:47 PM
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I wouldn't think of staying in a hotel without air conditioning in July or August (in Spain). I went to Spain two years ago during early May and the temperatures were in the 90s (three days over 100 degrees). It stayed warm very late at night and we were thankful to have air conditioning.
Old Feb 14th, 2001, 03:31 PM
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If you are thinking a trip to Central and Southern Spain you`d better wait until fall, if you are planning to do Northern Spain, the best option is summer. I live in Sevilla and sometimes I think of poor visitors walking around those warm days of July/August, while the rest of the year it has superb temperatures. So my advice goes about unless you really like to be fried ( guess you donīt )avoiding Toledo, Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada in July/August is a wise decision.
Old Feb 14th, 2001, 04:26 PM
Anne Sherro
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It is true that Spain is very warm. I havebeen there a couple of times.You would be advised to go for AC......
but the breezes at night are great, throw up the window there are no screens because there are NO bugs..
Have fun!!
Old Feb 15th, 2001, 10:25 AM
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Hi Debbie:
We have travelled in most areas of Spain over the last 10 years or so and it really depends on where you are.
If it's Andalucia then definitely a/c is necessary. We rented a 3 star kitchenette unit in Torremolinos once and had to go out and buy a fan so my husband wouldn't expire on me.
Last few years in Tossa de Mar north east of Barcelona we have had rooms with and without a/c. An oceanview room here was fine because of the breeze which is constant, a room overlooking the hills out back was a tad too warm for my husband ( I was fine).
Please also realize that bugs do exist in Spain in some areas. We stayed in the most beautiful 14th C house near the monastery at Poblet (not too far from Tarragona) and wondered why there were screens on the windows as we had never seen that in Spain. They had several smallish holes in them which we didn;t worry about cause we had never seen so much as a mosquito 4 am I woke to find my husband cursing and smacking at things on the walls and ceilings.......our room was FULL of mosquitos. Literally thousands. We spend the next hour killing the "poor " little things and checked out the next day.
It's funny now but not funny at the time.
Have a great time in Spain. You'll love it wherever you go.
And most of the hotels 3 star and up are a/c .

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