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Family Holidays in Spain

When planning family holidays to Spain it is important to choose a kids-friendly destination which offers not only suitable housing but also extra services and tempting entertainment for all ages.

Family holidays on the Mediterranean often feature great value hotels by the seaside or a huge touristic resort with a non-stop leisure timetable filled with activities for the children. On the other hand, there is a way of enjoying family holidays in Spain that is more connected to the slow movement and the slow life: providing your family with unique experiences in which the value of communication and affective bond prevail over adrenaline rushes and overstimulation.

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Family holidays according to the slow movement

The slow travel in Europe is becoming popular and considers a few European destinations as family-friendly places where holidays can be enjoyed far from crowds, stress and topics.

Spain is one of the countries that offer great opportunities to slow travellers looking for the best family holidays because there are many beautiful areas still untapped that are not a major tourism destination but that grant quality holidays and amusement for everyone.

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Castellón de la Plana, located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, is the place to be! Families are welcome in a land where small charming hotels, campings and rural houses are managed by cheerful guests eager to please. The province of Castellón has lots of kids-friendly activities: wide sandy beaches, water sports, walking tours of all levels, green-ways where biking is a must, cultural fairs and children’s festivals… there is an endless list of proposals.

Family holidays in Castellón

Many beaches in Castellón are certified ‘Blue Flag’,  as they are accessible for handicapped people, they offer all amenities, leisure areas, professional instructors, «sea libraries» where people can read for free, and children’s entertainment. At night, under the stars, visitors will enjoy watching a good film on the sand of the beach.

The marinas in Castellón are another choice of family holidays, as they offer nautical activities for children: ship naming and launching, sailing or canoeing for beginners… and accessing the world of snorkel for those who have the appropriate age.

The Columbretes Islands Sea Reserve, formed by volcanoes, is an incomparable place to go scuba-diving thanks to the cleanliness of the water. Excursions on a ship along the coastline of Castellón are also available. A trip on the so-called ‘golondrinas’ ships to get incomparable views of Antipope Benedict XIII’s (Papa Luna) Peñíscola Castle  is an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

family holidays to spainInland Family Tourism

By choosing family holidays in Spain, the inland of Castellón is the perfect place to discover amazing landscapes and unique towns. You can enjoy a safe and relaxed strolls and discover monuments such as churches and old castles, as well as the rich traditional architecture these sites are bestowed with.

The province of Castellón features appealing green spots and over 1,000 km of footpaths. Your family will be able to enjoy nature between riverside forests, pine trees, holm oaks or mediterranean groves where thousand-year-old olive trees stand out as part of the province’s pride and joy.

Furthermore, the province is home of two greenways; Vía Verde Ojos Negros stretches across the Alto Palancia region among inland villages and Vía Verde de Benicàssim – Oropesa del Mar will reveal unexplored maritime landscapes of the Mediterranean coast. Both are easy trails which can be covered on foot, horse or by bicycle.

The province of Castellón is worth more than just one visit to get to know the various activities you can enjoy here when doing family holidays, which are complemented with a wide offer of accommodation for family tourism.