If you are planning a family holiday, the Costa del Sol is a perfect choice. Its one of the most popular family holiday destinations and flights from the UK and Ireland take approximately 3 hours making it manageable with toddlers. Its popularity with families is largely due to the endless stretches of golden sandy beaches but there are other draws to the area also. There are loads of toddler and child friendly activities as well as baby and toddler friendly hotels and restaurants. You will also be able to find all your essentials such as powdered formula, baby food and nappies in towns and cities along this stunning coastline.
Package holidays can make travel with younger kids easy and hassle free. Falcon and Thomson have some great family friendly hotel offerings in the region with crèches, kids clubs and activities which are especially designed for young children.
Parents can take in the ancient history of Granada or explore Nerja with its cobblestone streets and caves. You can also go further afield with visit the famous Rock of Gibraltar or the beautiful city of Seville. You will be spoilt for choice of beaches in this area and the Mediterranean waters are the perfect temperature for swimming. It is also a shopper’s paradise and if you go to Gibraltar you can partake in some duty free shopping.
There are plenty of busy tourist resorts such as Torremolinos, Marbella and Benalmadena. These have something for everyone with busy nightspots and more family focused quieter areas and resorts. There are also plenty of smaller family friendly resorts along the Costa del Sol such as Nerja, Elviria, Estepona and Casares. There are also plenty of fun filled activities for older babies and toddlers such as nature reserves, aquariums and water parks with shallow pools for paddling.