With the school holidays just a few short weeks away, it’s about time you gave some thought to the annual summer holiday, if you haven’t already. Spain is a popular holiday destination with the Brits because of the fantastic beaches, sunny weather and huge range of activities.
There are different regions of Spain, each with their own character and atmosphere. If you need help planning your summer break, we weigh up where is best to travel in Spain if you’ve got the little ones in tow.
This seaside resort in the Costa del Sol is found between two other popular resorts, Benalmadena and Fuengirola. It offers beautiful coastal views over the sandy beaches, while the shallow sea water makes it a great place for kids to go for a swim. There is also plenty to see and do in the area, such as day trip to the Butterfly Park and Marine Park.
For a family-friendly holiday that isn’t in the centre of a tourist hotspot, try out S’Argamassa in Ibiza. The north east coast offers small sandy coves and traditional Spanish culture. The tourist train will take the kids on a fun journey around the local area.
This town in Alicante has been a family favourite for a long time, thanks to the numerous sandy beaches and busy town centre. The evenings are also a big hit with the kids, as after eating out, performers line the streets and entertain the whole family.
Although this is a smaller resort in Majorca, it’s still a great choice as it offers families everything they need. From the beautiful and peaceful sandy coves to the beaches packed with sun worshippers and watersports, and from the quiet calm of the marina in the evening to the hustle and bustle of the restaurants, Cala d’Or has plenty to see and do.
Young families will absolutely love their time at the resort of Puerto Rico, on the tiny island of Gran Canaria. It offers fantastic sandy beaches, which are protected by the surrounding landscape, as well as a host of other activities. There is a water park nearby as well as bowling alley and tennis courts. It’ll be an action-packed and fun-filled week in the Spanish sun.
When you’re looking at summer holidays for the family, the destination or resort isn’t the only thing to consider. You will also need to decide on what type of accommodation is best suited to your family. There are lots of hotels and villas in Spain to choose from, so there’s no shortage of places to stay, but you need to choose whatever works for you.