Holidays with children: the best destinations for families to enjoy in Andalucia
We can enjoy our holidays in many ways but certainly one of the most beautiful ways is with the whole family. No matter how old your children are, it is important to choose a good destination where everyone can enjoy their days off. The beach is a very good option to relax and for children to have fun with the same, while mountains are ideal for hiking and being in touch with nature. Whatever your plan, enjoy it together. Over the years those memories will remain in for all of you. We will offer several options here! Choose the one which best fits your expectations in your Andalusia. Don’t miss out!
If you want to travel to Andalusia and learn about its culture and heritage, gastronomy and nature, El Rompido is a great option, especially with all the family. Its pristine white sandy coastline is perfect for scuba diving with fins and snorkel, building sandcastles or playing with bucket and spade. Meanwhile, you can relax and sunbathe in a relaxed atmosphere.
In Cartaya, the city where El Rompido is found, you can also find fun activities. The go-kart circuit is very famous and you can show off your driving skills.
If you choose to stay with Fuerte Hoteles this year, we have a new offer: Forti Multiaventura. This is an initiative launched by the hotel chain where children are surrounded by a sandy playground and a garden for activities such as a double zip-line, a climbing frame, swings with baskets, or the SuperNova, an inclined ring-shaped merry-go-round.
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In addition to this, El Rompido is not only saltwater but also freshwater which you can find at Aquópolis Aquatic Park. Another magical visit is to see Christopher Columbus’ caravels on the Columbian Route or a trip back in time on the Minas de Riotinto train.
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This is definitely a unique destination which everyone can get a lot of enjoyment from together. Who is up for a family selfie at the El Rompido lighthouses?
Another ideal destination for beautiful beaches is Conil. An activity in high demand here is horseback riding along the beach. It is very fun to watch both parents and children climb onto the horse and start riding while laughing, enjoying the enviable Cadiz landscape. These waters hold many surprises and another thing to do together is to go whale spotting. Both dolphins and whales can be found here.
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On top of this, food is a point in favour of this traditional Andalusian village with its whitewashed houses where both parents and children can walk around the village with their fried fish.
Estepona is always a good choice as a holiday destination. In summer, it is full of life and there are multiple activities. If you go with small children, check out the street cinema during the summer period. The Plaza de Toros becomes a huge cinema screen which shows movies. If you want more information, click here.
But surely the quintessential tourist attraction for families in Estepona is Selwo Aventura. This is a theme park with more than 2000 different examples of wildlife coexisting in a similar habitat to that of their natural one. Bengal Tigers, elephants, white rhinos and lions are some of the animals that can be found here. For more information, click here.
Another thing to see if you come to Estepona is the hiking trails. Fill your lungs with fresh air and travel the roads full of greenery on foot or by bike. Estepona Natural covers 174 kilometres of Mediterranean nature. If you want more information, click here.
One of the star cities of the Costa del Sol is definitely Marbella. Children and adults can enjoy a wide range of activities together. Furthermore, it is the perfect distance for you go to a wide variety of theme parks and see the animals that exist in the area. Tivoli, Selwo Marina and Bioparc are some of them. Click here for more information.
In addition to theme and animal parks, there are also ones specifically for children which are distributed along the coast so you can walk and children to have a go on the swings. More information here.
The beaches are another attraction in Marbella which are also of enormous quality. The children play in the sand while you read a good book or just sunbathe.
Torrox has the best climate in Europe and its beaches and natural areas, such as Maro, are exceptional. Besides the charm of the white villages in this area for parents, children have some interesting places to see on the Costa del Sol, such as the Cueva del Tesoro and the famous Cuevas de Nerja where educational tours are conducted. For more information, click here.
Holidays represent a fantastic opportunity to give our children the chance to discover new sports and leisure activities. They also love the coast as they can collect seashells or stones. We have to be able to help our children successfully manage their free time and share it with them. More information here.
If you are looking to be in touch with nature, your destination is Grazalema. Its rich fauna is exciting and kids will love being with animals. You can go bird watching as there is a wide range of species.
In Grazalema, there are hiking trails you can do with your children. This experience is very rewarding and there are lots of easy walks to go on as a family, such as the Majaceite or Llanos del Rabel ones. For more information, click here and here.
Where to stay
If you want to travel with your children, put your trust in Andalusia and Fuerte Hoteles. This chain is found in the most privileged locations. If you are someone who prefers the coast, you’ll find Fuerte Marbella in Marbella. Also on the sea are Fuerte Estepona and, in the eastern part of the Costa del Sol, Olée Holiday Rentals in Torrox Costa (Nerja). If what you want is to visit the Costa de la Luz, Fuerte Conil-Costa Luz (Conil) and Fuerte El Rompido (Cartaya, Huelva) are the best places to stay.
On the other hand, if what you like is to surround yourself with nature, there is no better place than Fuerte Grazalema, a few kilometres from Ronda and in the Natural Park.
The important thing, wherever you choose to go, is to combine relaxation holidays with fun for the whole family.