Holidays in Spain
If you’re planning a getaway during the endless summer holidays with your family, look no further than the Costa Brava. There’s something to keep everyone occupied, from the massive range of outdoor activities for little daredevils and a fascinating array of museums to grab the interest of everyone from grandparents to toddlers.
It gets to that point in every holiday where the kids are tired of traipsing round in the heat or waiting in long queues and they want to let off some steam. Thankfully, in the Costa Brava there are lots of activities to choose from. Waterbabies might like to try snorkelling or sea kayaking, or teenagers might want to try something more extreme in the form of jetskiing or parasailing. If you prefer land-based activities, why not try horse riding in some of the region’s fantastic mountain resorts, or go hiking through the Catalonia countryside?
Food for thought
Lots of children can be quite fussy about their food, so might not appreciate the beautiful fresh fish and seafood dishes in the same way that you do. Fortunately, the Costa Brava is brimming with food options, with restaurants serving up cuisine from all around the world available. If you want to keep costs down, be sure to pick up some traditional Spanish sandwiches with Iberian ham, or get your family a selection of tapas dishes to make sure there’s something that everyone will eat.
Children love animals. That’s a fact. If they’re tired of snorkelling, though, or have lost interest in the lizards they’ll spot in the street, why not take them off to a zoo? The zoos in the area are great fun, with play areas and family-friendly feeding times, and the children will love being introduced to all the animals from around the world. Most of the zoos in the region can be easily reached by car, meaning no tired children on hot, crowded public transport.
Museums and art
Children and museums don’t always go hand in hand. Most of us can probably think of times in the past where our quiet afternoon in a gallery has been ruined by whining children. However, the Costa Brava, fortunately, has some great museums which should grab the kids’ interest without being too child-orientated. Highlights include the Dali museum – the summer home of the famous artist or the Portlligat House-Museum in a small village near to Cadaques where Dali built a house.
Summer holidays can often strike fear into the hearts of parents around the world, but if you choose the right destination and a family friendly Spain holiday rental, your trip should be a breeze with as few tantrums as possible.