If you are new to Spain or just moved to a new place, which is colder than you are used to, then you may want a heater (estufa). Yes, Costa Tropical has a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. Mild means we don’t have 2 feet of snow and the temp doesn’t drop below zero. No matter what, just having a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t always do the trick. Sometimes you need a little more to help keep you warm. We cover the indoor heater options with gas, pellets, or electric, as well as outdoor patio heaters gas or electr
Table of Contents
- What should you look for?
- Gas Heaters Spain – Estufas de Gas
- Heaters with pellets – Estufas de pellets
- Portable electric heater – Estufas Electricas
- Some Fuzzy Blankets, Slippers & Socks
- Outdoor Patio Heaters Gas / Propane / Electric
- Outdoor Fire Pits / Chimenea Jardín
- Where To Refill Your Butane Bottle or Bombona de Butano
For those who may live in the city center or back in a canyon where the winter sun is limited, it can feel really cold. When talking of “cold” we are referring to lows of around 5-10 Degrees Celsius at night, during the winter months. This isn’t exactly freezing like other parts of Europe, but is enough to make you feel chilly. Especially in the early morning and evening times when you step onto that cold tile floor. This is because the majority of houses in Spain don’t have insulated walls, and possibly no double glazed windows or central heating. The direction your home faces, will also play a key factor in its general temperature, determined by the amount of natural sunlight received. South facing homes tend to be warmer and North East facing homes colder, as they receive less sunshine.
What should you look for?
So if you don’t want to be bundled in several blankets and wearing slippers, mittens and scarves around the house, you may want to get a portable heater. This way you can heat up your home a bit and we have researched some of the best heaters available online. There are many different types of portable heaters available to you, from electric heaters, to heaters with fans, estufa de pellets (heater with pellets), estufa de gas (heater with gas). When you are doing your search in Spain look for an estufa. Estufa is the term used for heater and you are likely to have more results return, searching with that word. Just to make things easier for you, we have done the searching and have our results below!
Gas Heaters Spain – Estufas de Gas
These are portable gas heaters with a housing to hold a bottle of gas. Often in Spain it is a bottle of butane and called and estufa de butano. When recommending a portable heater, the estufa de gas is what we recommend. This is what we have and like to use, as it is easy and very cost-effective. It is a butane cylinder heater and one bottle of butane is only about 16-18 euros, which will usually last the entire winter. So it is worth the investment for the gas heater in Spain.
Click on each image below to view pricing and info. These are the highest rated available on Amazon Spain. Below are options for butane cylinder heaters, just click on the title or the photo for more information. These are examples and you will find more as well.
Heaters with pellets – Estufas de pellets
A heater that is fueled with pellets can also be very economic for you and really put out the heat. The heater itself can be quite an investment, but they last. Once you own the heater, you just need to buy the pellets and you are all set. More information on pellet stoves or heaters. These are examples and you will find more as well.
Portable electric heater – Estufas Electricas
Okay now we are getting into the best portable electric heaters with fans and without. These tend to be lower cost for the unit, but look out for that electric bill! It can really add up if you aren’t careful. These are great as you can easily move them around the home to heat the room you are in. They often heat up very quickly and are easy to find out shopping. Below you will find options for some of the best electric heaters in Spain.
Well, there you go. These are just a few options to help keep you nice and cozy for the winter.
Some Fuzzy Blankets, Slippers & Socks
If you just want to keep your feet warm, you may want to consider some fuzzy blankets, socks or slippers!
Outdoor Patio Heaters Gas / Propane / Electric
We’ve been receiving questions about where to buy outdoor patio heaters in Spain, so we did a little research. Of course you can go to the local DIY shop like Leroy Merlin or Aki, but you can also just order online and have it delivered right to your home! How easy is that? Here are some of the top rated patio heater options, including gas patio heaters and electric patio heaters.
Outdoor Fire Pits / Chimenea Jardín
Maybe you don’t want an outdoor heater or maybe you don’t have the space. Why not try a cozy fire pit? It’s the perfect addition to your outdoor space and so much fun to gather around the fire pit with your friends. Of course you can go to the local DIY shop like Leroy Merlin or Aki, but you can also just order online and have it delivered right to your home! How easy is that?
Here are some of the top rated outdoor fire pits for you or you can search for Chimenea jardín in Spanish.
Caution! As with all heating devices, please take caution with any heater around kids and pets. Do not leave them on when you are not home. Stay safe.
Enjoy the season!
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Where To Refill Your Butane Bottle or Bombona de Butano
If you live in Almuñécar, or its surrounding areas, chances are you use Butano (Butane bottle) for some sort of heating. Butane is by far the dominant fuel used for heating in Spain. It is much more common than say propane, and as such, this post will cover the HOW and WHERE to obtain replacement butane cylinders. Where To Refill Your Butane Bottle or Bombona de Butano