El Campello is a popular destination in the province of Alicante to visit with children. We talked to María José, mother of three children and author of the blog Con los niños en la mochila. It is a blog filled with plans to do with children and other topics mainly related to tourism and family leisure. In addition, sometimes she also talks about some topics related to motherhood and parenting. María José lives in El Campello and knows everything there is to do with children in this town.
Why ahould we visit El Campello with kids?
El Campello is a very family-oriented town. In fact, it is quite a large town, with more than 27,000 inhabitants and in high season, there are probably more than twice as many. But in spite of this, you can still feel the village atmosphere. You can still sense that peacefulness. It is a town where you can take a relaxing stroll, enjoy its beaches and coves, play in fantastic playgrounds, savour its gastronomy, go on hiking trails...
What are your favourite places and activities in El Campello?
I am in love with my village. So it's hard for me to choose my favourite places or activities. However, I'll tell you some of the things you can't miss:
Visiting our Torre de l'Illeta and the archaeological site of Els Banyets is a must.
They are the emblematic landmarks of the town and you can learn a little bit of our history through them. The Tower can only be visited on a guided tour, and to do so you must contact the tourist office and reserve a place. These visits are free of charge. However, if you can, I recommend you to take one of the theatrical visits that take place during the summer and Easter. They are great fun and great if you go with children.
Of course, I love our beaches and coves. In summer they are great for cooling off and in winter the perfect place to play and go for a walk.
Other places not to miss if you're travelling with children are the Hello Kitty playground and the municipal playground. Here the kids will have a great time on the swings, running and playing safely. In the Municipal Park there is also a snack bar/cafeteria where you can enjoy a delicious chocolate with churros.
Finally, I recommend you to go to the tourist office and ask for "El mapa del Tesoro del Llop Marí". It is a map showing the most important places in the town.
Are there any festivities we can't miss?