The Costa Blanca is a popular family holiday destination located in the Southeast coast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. The region has miles of sandy beaches, impressive cliffs, pine covered mountains, almond tree fields, olive groves and orange groves and a fantastic climate. The Costa Blanca is ideal for family travel and is one of the most frequently visited holiday spots in Europe with resort towns such as Benidorm Albir, Alfaz del Pi, Calpe, Moraira, Villajoyosa and Elche being the most popular destinations for parents with younger kids.
Benidorm receives around 1 million visitors each year and caters both to those seeking nightlife and families with younger kids. Benidorm may not suit everyone as it is a busy resort but if you are staying close by, there are loads of family friendly activities in the town such as Mundomar with its dancing dolphins, pirates, sea lions, and parrot performances, waterparks, beaches and little train.
Although the original fishing villages along the coast have long been engulfed by the sprawl of resorts, a few towns have maintained their original characteristics such as Xàbia (Jávea) and Altea. These are quieter, more laid back spots and perfect for families seeking a more low key vacation in Spain.
The cities of Alicante and Valencia are popular weekend break destinations also and make for fantastic day trips if you are staying elsewhere in the region. There are plenty of family friendly theme parks, safari parks, nature reserves, enchanting villages, caves, waterfalls, lively markets and many exciting fiestas with fireworks and fancy dress. The golf courses are internationally-renowned and there’s water sports galore.
You will find baby and toddler friendly hotels and restaurants throughout the region and you will easily be able to find all of your essentials such as nappies, wipes, formula and baby food easily. You will also be able to order taxis with booster seats quite easily (many taxis carry these in the car) however, if you require a car seat for a baby you will more than likely need to book a taxi in advance.