|Subject: Paradores and Pousadas|
I agree with Tom that money wise the Paradores are a much better buy
that the Pousadas. Besides the Paradores offer Senior rates called Edad
Dorada, (Golden Age,(LOL)) and several other promotions like the carnet for
five nights and the Pasaporte. All good deals. The truth is that we have
stayed in many Paradores while only in one Pousada, at Batahla and the
staff was not the nicest. Rooms also were kind of worn out. Most Paradores
have been recently remodeled, also we found out that for two or three
dollars more superior rooms offer terrific panoramic views, like the
rooms facing the ocean in Bayona or in Arcos de la Frontera facing the
valley. I like very much Portugal but I prefer Spain, ...difficult to say
why,...... as James Michener puts it inIberia, some people would die for
Spain other for Portugal for no apparent reasons....
Graziella , Miami Beach.