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Spain is the perfect destination for your family holiday. And there hardly is a country which offers more choice for your summer vacation. On the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, Andalusia’s most beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea await to be discovered. On the Balearic Islands, you can spend your holiday exploring the most remote parts of the islands and discover breathtaking scenery. Or, if you want to fly a bit further the Canary Islands, out in the Atlantic, just off the coast of Africa, will have you stunned with their white and black volcanic sand beaches. If holiday is the question? Spain will have the answer for you!
Spain is the land of passion, of the wild and the untamed…but, it is the land of siesta too. Against popular belief, this does not mean that your whole family needs to take a nap from 14.00 to 16.00. It just means that the Spanish schedule is a bit different from ours. Most businesses will be closed between these times.
Restaurants and bars are also working according to this schedule. Meaning, that away from the club hotels and main tourist cities, you should plan your lunch as of 14.00 or dinner as of 20.00 in the evening.
If you are travelling in August and plan to move away from the big areas of tourism, be aware that this is the month when most Spaniards are on holiday as well. Some shops or businesses might be closed during that time of the year. If you are planning on moving around, you should get some information beforehand.
The best time to visit Spain is from April to October. Bear in mind though, that the summer months can be very hot. If you plan on doing many activities, your trip to Spain is best spend in Spring, from April to June, or Fall, in October. During these months the weather is mild, and you will be able to enjoy your family vacation to the fullest.
Spain has many great things to offer for a family with children. Hotels and activities often offer special prices or treatment for children. All of this is hardly surprising given that the family is very important in Spain.
Additionally, the many beaches offer easy access to calm and warm waters and have great infrastructures like toilets, snack bars or toy shops. Just perfect, if you plan to hang out on the beaches during your summer vacation.
If your children are early risers, take them to experience a sunrise with dolphins on Majorca. Granted, getting up may be difficult, but the experience will more than makeup for it.
Theme parcs and Water parcs
If your kids need some change of pace, take them to one of the many themes or water parks on the southern coast of Spain. You will be sure to have some unforgettable time together. - Lunar Cable Park - Cuevas del Almanzora, about 100km from Almeria - Aquavelis Water Park – Torre del Mar, 35 km from Malaga - Isla Magica Theme Park – Seville, 90 km from Jerez
Sports, Hiking and other activities
If your longing for some activity to mix up your beach holiday, Andalusia will have you spoilt for choice. A wide range of activities await!
Culture and gastronomy
Here in the south, where Spain’s passion speaks the loudest, many artists, architects and chefs find inspiration. Sit down at their table or marvel at the monumental works they created throughout time.