- By lisa
- On Nov 30, 2018
- Travel Tips
Spain has been a family-holiday staple since the 1960s, when Britain first laid eyes on the amazing Costa Blanca,
booked flights and never looked back. But that’s Spain: just when you think it can’t surprise, it up and delights
with something completely new, unexpected and perfect for families.
WHERE TO GO DURING THE SPAIN TRIP
THE BASQUE COUNTRY
The Basque Country isn’t always as sunny as the south, but cities like San Sebastian are small enough to enjoy and big on excitement – La Concha, one of the world’s most beautiful city beaches, is here. And, out of town, it’s all cliffs and wild emptiness, little roads, pretty villages and plenty of freedom. Best for family ferias (festivals) in summer, Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum and lovely campsites.
From the eastern Algarve border almost all the way to Murcia, Andalusia is magnificent. It’s home territory to the gentle Costa de la Luz and the legendary Costa del Sol. Ancient and magical Ronda is up in the mountains. Historic Cadiz and Malaga are on the coast. And, away from the blue sea and golden sands, kids can be enchanted by Moorish Granada and thrilling Seville. Best for beaches, all-inclusive family resorts, sugar-cube mountain villages and spectacular sierras.
Dramatic Galicia is a favourite with Spanish families in summer. Rugged and wild, it’s a playground of crags,
sea-stacks, towering lighthouses, roaring seas, mysterious little islands and sweetly calm, sandy coves. Santiago
de Compostela is the captivating medieval capital, one of the world’s most famous pilgrimages and the place to be at Easter to see the country’s most spectacular Semana Santa celebration. Best for impressive coasts, pretty
fishing hamlets, historic hotels, cosy self-catering and extreme adventure.