A family holiday: what to do with children?
The end of the school year signals the arrival of summer and with it, the the long awaited holidays for the whole family. Traveling with children along for the ride is not always easy, so its important to plan your trip well and choose a destination where the whole family can relax and enjoy all the activities the free time allows.
For those in search of the sites of Andalucia, the best places to do this are those hotels that let children stay for free, family rooms, menus for kids and most importantly, a mini club for the little ones where they can play and make new friends, while giving the parents a little time to rest.
El Rompido, a paradise for active families
El Rompido, Cartaya (located on the Atlantic coast of Andalusia) is a favourite destination for families to enjoy the scenery of Piedras River and the Flecha de El Rompido, one of the area’s best beaches – ideal for walking- and accessible by way of an exciting boat trip that is sure to leave the kids speachless.
In addition to the beach, El Rompido offers an endless selection of fun activities, including the Aquópolis Waterpark and Cartaya kartódromo where kids can have the experience of karting.
Another magical outing to choose from is a visit to see the replicas of Christopher Columbus’s ships along the path of the famous explorer or a journey into the past with a trip on the Rio Tino mine train.
Doñana Park is located 70 miles from El Rompido and offers ideal tours for children to make the most of the fauna and flora on this environment.
Conil, beaches for a family film
Parents and children alike can enjoy the white sandy beaches and clear waters of Conil de la Frontera on the Costa de la Luz; an oasis of fun where children can spend an unforgettable holiday.
This fishing village is known for its beauty and is an ideal destination for families where you can go hiking or on horseback excursions to Jerez Botanical Zoo or Crocodile Farm. Another essential excursion for children is the Aqualand Bahia de Cadiz.
Grazalema, nature and adventure for the whole family
Few places in Spain are as beautiful as the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, complete with a full toute of Andalucian white villages. Direct contact with wildlife and a exsquisite environment for hiking are major attractions for an enjoyable family holiday.
Recommended walking routes with low difficulty in the area include the Majaceite River, the Majaceite, el Llano del Revés of the Campobuche, while biking options are available along the Via Verde de la Sierra. This area is ideal for children to enjoy nature closely and observe birds and other wildlife including majestic vultures and eagles. Another delicious visit is to the payoyo cheese factory to see how they make this indigenous dish. Finally, young visitors are sure to be impressed with the majestic gorge of the Tajo de Ronda – a site that should not be missed.