We try to have a sun holiday each year and although I like to stay in different places each time, we find ourselves going back to Spain again and again!
Since having kids, our priorities have changed – adventure has had to take a bit of a back seat and instead, comfort, safety and value for money have become more of a priority.
Although holidays with the kids can be very ‘busy’, I alway try to get some time out for myself at least once during the holiday. Ideally a session at one of the lovely luxury spas nearby?
Here are four reasons why we keep going back to Sunny Spain:
#1 Simplicity – the flight is fairly short which makes it pretty stress free. It’s just enough time for the kids to get excited, watch something on their iPads / Kindle and have a snack.
#2 Cost – There are some great deals particularly in mainland Spain. We have been to several places in the last few years – many of which we have written about over on Travel Bugs.
#3 Guaranteed sunshine – We decided to do something different last Summer and hired a gite in France. Although the gite was lovely, the weather was sooooo disappointing! We were told that this was unusual for this time of year, but nevertheless, for this reason, we have reverted back to Spain and have booked our holiday there for this summer.
Even in October, the sun keeps on shining in Spain! Check out Barcelona as it is even more beautiful than it looks on Instagram.
#4 Different sides to Spain – I love that there seem to be so many different sides to Spain. From the bustling cities of Madrid and Barcelona to seaside fun on the Costa del Sol and hiking in Montserrat there are so many ways to enjoy your time in Spain.
I have visited quite a few parts of Spain now and seem to discover something new each time. One place I really want to visit is Seville, especially after reading this incredible three day Seville itinerary. All I need to do is decide when to go?
#5 Child friendly – So many of the resorts we have been to in Spain have a very child friendly feel to them, with many of the restaurants geared up for families. Some of our favourite places to visit in Spain include Nerja, Marbella and Fuerteventura but there are tons more to discover. We are also big fans of the islands with both Mallorca and Menorca being favourites of ours to take the kids. If you are contemplating going to Mallorca, read more about things to do in Palma with kids. It is such a child friendly island!
My boys love nothing more than spending the afternoon digging in the sand, so staying somewhere near the beach is absolute must for us too. With so many coastal resorts across the whole of Spain, the hardest part is choosing where exactly to go! And if you are worried about travelling with young children, it really isn’t as tricky as you think it might be. Have a look at Travelling with Boys’ blog for some of her top tips for travelling with a toddler.