Alicante, Valencia and the Costa Blanca


The Melia Villaitana, Benidorm

The Melia Villaitana is located 20 minutes from Alicante, Meliá Villaitana was designed to simulate a Mediterranean village. It is located between two golf courses designed by Nicklaus Design and has fantastic views of the Gran Bahía on the Costa Blanca. The hotel promises unforgettable vacations with the family. It has a spectacular lagoon-pool and fantastic artificial beach with palm trees and pretty gardens. It also offers fine dining with superb Mediterranean and international cuisine and an extensive entertainment programme for adults and children during the day and evening.

Magic Natura Animal, Waterpark Polynesian Lodge Resort


Set within Benidorm’s Magic Natura Animal and Water Park, the Polynesian Lodge Resort offers accommodation in modern bungalows. The parks include swimming pools, restaurants, bars and children’s clubs. Bright and spacious, the bungalows have air conditioning and free WiFi. Each one has a private terrace, a microwave and a flat-screen TV. Their bathrooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. As well as the many water rides, guests can enjoy daytime and night-time safari trips or environmental and science workshops. Benidorm is a 10 minute drive away and the Terra Mítica Theme Park is also 10 minutes by car. There is free parking on site and the resort can also arrange a shuttle service from Alicante Airport which is 40 minutes away by car.

Magic Robin Hood, Albir


Set 4 km from Benidorm, this Medieval-themed complex offers entertainment for children. Magic Robin Hood includes a huge outdoor pool with water slides. It also has a game and adventure area with zip line. Guests at Magic Robin Hood can relax at the chill out or the spa. Each air-conditioned Magic Robin Hood bungalow has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a living area with sofa and TV. The kitchen area includes a mini fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. Camping Aqua Magic is a short drive from the beaches of the Costa Blanca, and offers free public parking on site. Alicante Airport is 53 km away, with easy access via the nearby AP7 Motorway.The buffet restaurant serves varied meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a grill restaurant, a snack bar and various bars and terraces.


The Melia Alicante

The Melia Alicante overlooks the beach and marina and offers a spa and wellness centre. It is located between Postiguet Beach and Alicante marina, near the well-known Paseo de la Explanada de España, the historic and commercial centre of the city and Santa Bárbara Castle. Family-friendly amenities at this hotel include a children’s club, babysitting and supervised childcare activities.


Tryp Valencia Oceanic Hotel


The hotel offers comfortable Family Rooms which sleep 4 with a double bed and bunk bed. Buffet breakfast is offered, and the bus stop is steps from the hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite TV and a laptop safe. Tryp Valencia Oceánic Hotel’s soundproofed rooms are simply decorated in warm tones. They all have a private bathroom with amenities and a hairdryer. The hotel offers a varied buffet breakfast, and Mediterranean dishes are served in the à la carte restaurant. Tryp Oceanic also has a lobby bar and a poolside snack bar. El Corte Inglés Department Store can be found right next to the hotel, and the City of Arts and Sciences is a 5-minute walk away. The beach is a 10-minute bus ride away, and city’s historic centre is within 3 km. 

Casero del Mirador, Near Valencia


Caserío del Mirador calls itself a hotel but the six apartments with kitchen and dining areas. The owners can make you a home-cooked meal and you can eat with other guests in the communal outdoor kitchen, or have it delivered to your apartment. The rambling gardens with play areas, trampoline, ride-on tractors, sandpit and a menagerie of pet animals (including a pony and pig) will keep young children happy for hours, while parents relax around the pool. Apartments can be equipped with cots, high chairs, nappies, toys and books. If you wish to venture further afield, the beaches of Denia, Javea and Calpe, and the bright lights of Valencia, are all within easy striking distance.

Petit Palace Plaza de la Reina


This modern hotel is located in Valencia Historic Centre, opposite the National Ceramic Museum and 200 m from the lively Plaza de la Reina. It offers rooms with free WiFi. Quintuple rooms have double, single and bunk beds for families of 5. The pet-friendly hotel sports stylish décor, and features buffet breakfasts, free bicycles, and iPads.  Free iPads are available on request. A varied buffet breakfast with seasonal products is also offered. Staff at the 24-hour reception can help booking tickets for guided tours, live shows and other events. You can also hire bicycles for free. The Petit Palace Plaza de la Reina is 300 m from the Cathedral. The Lonja de la Seda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is 250 m away.

The Hotel Neptuno

The Hotel Neptuno– overlooks Valencia harbour and has a small spa, a gym and a roof terrace with a hot tub. The modern, air-conditioned rooms have plasma-screen TV, a free computer with internet access and sea or marina views. A tram stop can be found just outside the hotel, and offers a link with central Valencia. There is also direct access to the beach. The hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from the City of Arts and Sciences, and Oceanographic Park. Neptuno offers a well-equipped gym and a table tennis table. The hotel also rents bikes, and you can cycle along the seafront promenade. The Neptuno also has a beachside bar and terrace and the restaurant offers both seafood and traditional dishes. The Neptuno Apartments are another great option for parents travelling with younger children, allowing you some extra space in the evenings and a place to cook.

See also…

Baby & Toddler Essentials in Spain

Top Attractions for Families with Babies & Toddlers on the Costa Blanca