Luckily, the Purple Nest where I stayed my first four nights has free WIFI and a nice lounge area to use it from. But aside from that, WIFI in Valencia is sparse from my experience thus far. The only places I’ve found with decent WIFI are McDonald’s and Starbuck’s. The other night, I spent a good three hours at Starbucks doing a YouReach Media Webinar & doing a number of Skype calls — even though you only get a 45 minute access code with the purchase of coffee or food, I went and asked the barista and he gave me 4 more 45 minute codes over the course of the next few hours. There are several Starbucks scattered throughout the city to choose from.
The Drifting Duo and I walked around for several hours today looking for a decent WIFI hotspot — with little success. One place that definitely didn’t work was Cafe & Te – so don’t go there. We connected to their network, but it just has limited access, so we couldn’t actually access anything online. Not sure if their network was down, or if it’s just a ploy to get more people in the door.
We finally ended up with an ice cream sunday and WIFI at McDonald’s, which worked fine on my Macbook Air, but didn’t work on the DriftingDuo’s LG netbook.
On a related note — I feel like someone could make a killing if they started a nice cafe where people could get food and coffee with free WIFI and lounge around in an air conditioned spot for a few hours.
My Valencia WIFI grade: C-