Europe has almost become a dirty word here in the UK.
Whatever your stance on Brexit, the endless negotiations, political dishonesty, logistical calamity and nasty undertones of xenophobia can prevent us from realising just how lucky we are to live in the UK.
After all, not only do we have a plethora of wonderful family holiday destinations in our own green and pleasant isles, our proximity to Europe affords us access to a plethora of bustling cities and sandy beaches. All at family friendly prices through the miracle of budget airlines.
If you can afford to be flexible in when and where you book, you can get some truly fantastic deals. And we all know that when you have a family, travel really can be the best education for them.
And no European country encapsulates our relationship with travel and tourism more neatly than Spain. Since the UK tourism industry began, Spain’s clement weather, sandy beaches and stunning cityscapes have long been a source of excitement and fascination for UK tourists. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best family holiday spots in Spain. Whether you fancy hiring a car and going for a roadtrip across Spain or simply stopping off for a long weekend, any of these locations is ideal. Our favourites include…
Santa Eulalia, Ibiza
There’s a whole lot more to Ibiza than party-hungry teenagers dancing till the early hours of the morning. The party capital of Europe also has a more sedate and family friendly side. Far from the clubs of San Antoni you’ll find the charming family-friendly resort town of Santa Eulalia. Here families can enjoy sedate sandy beaches, long and picturesque walks and a plethora of budget-friendly restaurants.
Torremolinos, Costa del Sol
When travelling with kids, the less propensity for complications there is, the better. Long airport transfers can be a nightmare when travelling with cranky kids as can beating more seasoned guests to a viable spot on the beach on which to relax.
Fortunately, Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol is virtually tailor made for parents looking to take their kids for a stress-free getaway. Located just 10 minutes away from the airport, the resort offers an impressive 7km of seafront meaning that you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to put down your beach towels.
Salou, Costa Dorada
With lots to offer kids and adults alike, Salou on the Costa Dorada has wonderful weather virtually all year long and is within easy reach of Barcelona if you fancy combining a beach holiday with a city break. The shallow rocky coves along the beach are virtually built by nature for kids to play in and the PortAventura theme park is less than a 10 minute drive away.
Costa Caleta, Fuerteventura
Finally, the chilled fishing cove of Costa Caleta has a wide range of playtime opportunities for little ones as well as a wide selection of bars and restaurants for grownups. On the beach you’ll find all manner of weekly activities for kids like face painting and a bouncy castle during the peak season, as well as 10 pin bowling and mini golf. Wildlife lovers will definitely want to visit the aptly named Chipmunk Mountain where they can hand-feed wild chipmunks!
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