Not all resorts are good for a comfortable family holiday with children. In each country there are different resort towns: in some of them rest with the children is more preferable, and in others less so. Let’s consider as an example a vacation with children in Spain.
Which resorts are better to choose in Spain for children?
Spain is a country with a warm climate. It will delight you with clean beaches with golden sand, a high level of service in hotels and, of course, a variety of entertainment. You can spend family holiday Spain, even with a two year old child, and you will find many fairly comfortable places for rest.
For the older children it will be interesting to go on a trip to Barcelona or Madrid, to visit the Amusement Park Port Aventura, and to go to a real Spanish carnival, which take place in every city. In addition, each resort in Spain has its own special activities for children.
When is the best time for family holiday in Spain?
It is better to plan a vacation in the period from June to September, because Spain is a part of the European Union and its resorts are very popular. This applies to the mainland and the island of Mallorca.
At the beginning and end of summer the water is cool (20-23°C), but the air is warm enough (around 25-26°C). July and August has the hottest weather in the Spanish resorts (the temperature is around 30°C, sea water is 25°C and above). In the Canary Islands the climate is most suitable for children. It is comfortable even in winter (temperature 19-23°C).
The best resorts and beaches in Spain for kids
Of course, for families with children, so-called youth resorts such as Ibiza, Benidorm and Salouare are less suitable because of the rather cold sea currents. It is not a good idea to go on the Costa del Sol. The most popular place for family holidays are Costa Brava, Costa Dorada and the Canary Islands. Let’s look at them in detail.
1. Costa Brava is one of the best resort cities in the North-East of the country. The ideal resorts for vacation with small children are Blanes and Tossa de Mar. There you will find hotels designed for family holidays. They are in the immediate vicinity of the sea coast. Most of the hotels offer its guests swimming pools, playgrounds and other entertainment services.
As for the food, it is not a problem what to feed your child in Spain: many restaurants have children’s menus, and adults are invited to choose one of the types of meals FB, HB or BB. The AI system in Spain is not very popular. There are many different entertainment types in the Costa Brava: water Park “Marineland”, Botanical garden, zoo, Dolphinarium.
Golden Bahia De Tossa & Spa 4* – the best hotel in Tossa de Mar, offers catering AI, HB or BB, has a large beautiful area with many pools. There you will find animation scenes and disco for your kids, playground, mini-club, swimming pool. The distance between the hotel and beach is around 800 metres.
Beverly Park hotel 4* is located in Blanes near the Park area. It is a perfect place for family holidays. Food is FB, HB or BB, and the resort has a children’s menu. There is a playground and swimming pool for children, also in a high season there is a children’s animation and disco. The beach is 150 m away.
2. Costa Dorada is attractive for its proximity to the park, Port Aventura. It’s one of the most popular places to spend Spain family holidays in La Pineda. There are a variety of hotels, with playgrounds, mini club and sandy beaches. Hotels are decorated in their own theme style (Wild West, Caribbean, Mexican, classic Mediterranean). It is located rather far from the sea, but this is offset by the proximity of the amusement park.
Guests of any of their hotels enjoy the benefits of visiting a water park, as well as unlimited access to the amusement park.
Most families travel to Costa Dorado for the Port Aventura Park, so we should talk about hotels located on the territory of this park.
Four of them:
Villa Mediterranea 4* (in a Mediterranean style, the former hotel Port Aventura),
Gold River 4* (in the style of the Wild West),
Caribe Resort 4* (Caribbean style) and
El Paso 4* (Mexican style).
All of these hotels have a large, beautiful, themed area with pools, playgrounds, mini-clubs. Food – AI, HB or BB. Hotels have a children’s menu. The disadvantage of these hotels – they are located too far from the sea (>1 km).
3. Canary Islands suggests a not cheap, but very high-quality family holidays Spain. More often families with children go to Tenerife – the largest island. Local hotels are AI and also include a children’s menu. Due to the natural characteristics of the island, the hotels guests can admire the beautiful landscape cascading down to the sea. In the Canaries you will be able to enjoy the beaches and explore the local attractions such as going to the top of the Teide volcano by the funicular, you can visit the park of parrots and eagle park, and two water parks exist here.
Mediterranean Palace 5* luxury is a hotel in the antique style, with meals FB, HB or BB, and a children’s buffet. Entertainment for children – a wonderful children’s club, playground, animation.
Melia Jardines Del Teide 4* – is very decent hotel in its category, it is working on the AI system. There are ample facilities for children, including a mini disco.
The beautiful terraced area of this hotel is located on a hill, and you can go down to visit the seaside (there is a free bus to the beach).
If you want to have cheap family holidays to Spain we advise you to go there in December. In this time prices for holidays are minimal, and there are a lot of offers of accommodation. Use the opportunity to take numerous excursions and buy original Christmas and New Year gifts.