The 20 most popular destinations to travel to with kids in Spain

Data released by indicates the most popular destinations to travel to with kids in Spain. Spain is always popular of course but where specifically caters well for families?

The results make interesting reading…


popular destinations to travel to with kids in Spain



The 20 most popular destinations to travel to with kids in Spain

  • Salou

Once a nest of Spanish pirates, Salou is nowadays a charming compact resort town, popular among families due to its stunning beaches and proximity to two theme parks: Port Aventura and Aquopolis.

  • Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar is a Catalan costal town located between Girona and Barcelona, and is well loved by holidaymakers, especially those with children. This is in part because of its gravel beach, one of the most popular on the Costa Brava, which has a Blue Flag for cleanliness, but also thanks to its many attractions, such as Go Karts Lloret, a go-karting track specifically designed for children. Like Salou, it is also located close to waterparks such as Waterworld, which is half an hour away by bus.

  • Dénia

With an average temperature of 30 degrees in the summer months, Dénia is a charming town located between Alicante and Valenica. Dénia has a castle which your kids would absolutely love to explore, as well as nearly 15km of coastline, split between a rocky stretch known as Las Rotas and a sandy stretch known as Las Marinas.

  • Cala d’Or

With a name literally meaning “Bay of Gold”, Cala d’Or is a calm yet fun resort located on the island of Majorca. As the name suggests, it has beautiful sandy beaches, and even a nearby ranch where your kids can ride some horses.

  • Alicante

Located on the Costa Blanca, Alicante is a wonderful location to visit with your children. One standout point is the Terra Mítica theme park, which is not only endlessly fun, but also a great learning opportunity, as the theme park is based around many ancient civilisations like Egypt and Greece, and there are plenty of other theme parks in the area as well! When you consider this alongside the beautiful beaches and cheap flights, why wouldn’t you want to take your kids to Alicante?

  • Alcúdia
  • Valencia

Valencia is home to L’Oceanogràfic, which is the largest aquarium in Europe and is home to around 45,000 animals, sure to be an absolute win with kids. Another thing there is Gulliver Park, which contains a seventy-meter figure of the man himself, complete with ladders and ropes for the children to play on

  • Malaga

Malaga is the sixth-largest city in Spain, and the second-largest in Andalusia, located on the Costa del Sol. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things for your kids to do! Besides the fantastic and educational castles and museums, Malaga is also located close to two waterparks: AquaMijas and Aqualand can both be reached within an hour from the city centre. For aquatic fun closer to the city, you can also meet a variety of sea life at the Selwo Marina in nearby Benalmádena.

  • Pollença
  • Murcia
  • Barcelona

The capital of Catalonia and the second-largest city in Spain, Barcelona is a huge hit for people travelling with children. For the kids there are playparks on almost every block, and golden sand beaches, not to mention Barcelona Aquarium or the Chocolate Museum (Museu de Xocolata). This is all in addition to more famous sights such as La Sagrada Familia or the Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona.

  • Benalmádena
  • Mijas Costa
  • Estepona
  • Mijas
  • Calpe
  • Port de Pollença
  • Gran Alacant
  • Torrevieja

Torrevieja is a wonderful seaside resort with loads for kids such as a floating museum, a natural history museum and waterfountains ( and a gret friday street market)

  • La Cala de Mijas


Do any of these take your fancy?

popular destinations to travel to with kids in Spain

What parents need to consider.

It is really important that parents do their research well. Travelling with kids is no mean feat and you want to be sure that wherever you end up that there are safe and fun things for them to do and that their accommodation as well as their location can totally meet their needs.

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