A group of 5 are traveling to see the Running in 2013. We arrive July 7 and would like to watch the run the next morning from a rented balcony and attend the bullfight that evening. For context, we are all late 30s/early 40s professionals so we're looking to drink and have fun but we're past the "frat party" stage too. Also, since we have limited time, we are comfortable paying a premium for a "guaranteed" balcony and bullfight tickets rather than wandering around and hoping to find a better deal at the last minute.
I've looked at several balcony rental companies online (PamplonaMan, Pamplona Balconies, etc...). Has anyone used one of these companies that they recommend to reserve a balcony and arrange for bullfight tickets? Also, any recommendations on balcony rental location? Seems like either somewhere along Estafeta or at/near the misnamed "Dead Man's Curve" are the best spots.
We are staying at the Hotel Maissonave for 3 nights (already booked) so I understand that is in a good location for getting to the balconies and bullring.
Thanks for any tips on this or other subjects for these first timers!