In this post we want to give you some pointers on where to find the best options for a family friendly holiday.
Dènia is a lovely town on the Mediterranean coast and a good base for exploring the Costa Blanca. Take a stroll with the kids along the harbour or walk up to the Castle for amazing views over the town and the sea.
You can also visit the toy museum with the kids to see which toys were produced in Dènia from 1904-1960. We’re sure that the toy cars, rocking horses and dollhouses with miniature furniture will take you back in time.
And don't forget to enjoy the lovely beaches, Dènia has more than 17km of coast line so there are plenty of beaches to choose from.
Not far from Dènia lies Xàbia (or Javea in Spanish), another family friendly town on the Costa Blanca. Xàbia is a very charming little town with stunning beaches like “cala Granadella”.
If you are up for a hike, you can walk from the historic town center to the Ermita de Santa Lucía. Xàbia also has a lot of viewpoints from which you can enjoy great views over the Mediterranean sea.
A little further down the Coast lies Calpe and it’s impressive Peñón D´Ifach: a peninsula formed by a great rock. You can actually climb the mountain which is a natural park, but it might be more suitable for bigger kids as the climb is steep.
With smaller kids you can enjoy a stroll along the seaside boulevard or decide to relax on the beach. Calpe has 14 beaches to choose from!
If you decide to stay in Calpe, the Suitopia Hotel is great modern family friendly hotel!
Altea must be one of the most charming towns on the Costa Blanca.
Altea has a lovely old town, with whitewashed houses and little souvenir shops and restaurants. It’s a great plan to explore the old town with kids. After exploring the old town you can relax on the beach or decide to explore the coast by kayak.
Benidorm is a town that’s sure to impress the little ones with it’s high buildings. We recommend to walk to the Balcón del Mediterráneo, a lovely spot with great views over the sea, or enjoy a day at the Poniente or Levante beach.
Did you know there’s a beautiful Natural Park near Benidorm? It's called the Serra Gelada. You can either explore it on foot or by bike, an electrical bike being a great way to explore this beautiful area with kids.
Also, Benidorm has 5 theme parks!
- If you love animals, Mundomar with its sea lions and dolphin show is ideal.
- If you prefer wild animals, choose a day out at Terra Natura Zoo.
- If you love water and slides we recommend a visit to Aqualandia or Aqua Natura, both are great water parks!
- Finally, Terra Mitica is the place to be when you are in seek of action! This theme park has attractions and shows adapted to different ages.
In Benidorm you can either stay at the RH Princesa Hotel in the middle of town with a great pool and play area, the Armanello Campiste, where you can stay in a bungalow or the Grand Luxor Hotel close to Terra Mítica.
El Campello is a small town close to Alicante, a great base from which to explore the southern part of the Coste Blanca. You can practice water sports or take a guided tour of some of the historical sites of the town.
The Costa Blanca offers more than just beach towns. There are also lovely towns a bit more inland. Elche is a good example. Kids will love the little tourist train that take you on a tour of the city. Elche is also home to “el palmeral” an enormous palm grove. In the urban area of Elche there are a total of 97 different orchards containing about 70,000 date palms.
If you would like to stay in Elche we highly recommends the La Marina Camping Resort with a huge waterpark and lots of activities for the whole family.
Another inland town worth to visit with kids is Villena. They will love to visit the castle. We also recommend to visit the treasure of Villena: a spectacular set of 66 pieces of various metals made up of bowls, bracelets, bottles and various pieces of gold ornament, three silver bottles, an iron bracelet, another iron piece with gold ornaments and an amber and gold button.