Summer is a time that allows us to do things as a family, share, and enjoy a few days of holiday. The pandemic that had us locked up at home last year is passing, and many families are considering going on holiday for a few days.
Planning a holiday is a job that needs to be done, especially if you are travelling with children. Finding a place that is right for them and at the same time enjoyable for adults is no easy task. Not all tourist destinations are designed for children. Therefore, it is necessary to look for destinations ready to welcome families, with spaces and activities designed for children and adults. In fact, the tourism sector is specialising more and more according to customer needs.
Catalonia is a country full of opportunities. A tourist destination par excellence, it has been able to diversify its offer. Family tourism is one of them and, today, there is a wide list of proposals that adapt to all kinds of families: large, single parents, with one, two children…
When choosing a destination, one must take into account, among other things, the budget, the tastes and ages of the different family members, the duration, the distance, and so on.
Choosing a place tailored to the needs of children and adults is key. Catalonia has quality destinations that meet a series of requirements considered suitable for family tourism, to which the Catalan Tourism Agency grants the Family-friendly Holiday label. These destinations are certified as providing a diversified offer of accommodation, restaurants, and leisure establishments aimed at children.
Sea or mountain?
Specifically, there are 27 destinations that have the Family-friendly Holiday label. These are divided into two groups: sea destinations and mountain destinations.
Sea destinations have the Family-friendly beach label. Nineteen coastal municipalities have it. For example, Pineda de Mar, Castelldefels, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Salou, and Cambrils, among others. Lifeguard services, catering with children’s menus, activities in the sand, on the water, and a long list of others, designed for young and old, help to make time pass more easily for everyone.
As for families who prefer mountain activities, there are 8 municipalities with the Family-friendly adventure label. Nature lovers will find a wide range of leisure activities: educational centres, adventure sports, ski resorts open in summer, and so on.
In addition, in both sea and mountain destinations we will find accommodation ready to accommodate families: hotels, campsites, or apartments that even offer a pram, cot, and high chair so that you do not carry them; childcare service; complementary activities; monitors, and so on.
Travelling as a family is an opportunity we have when we can enjoy a few days of holiday. Planning them well and choosing a suitable place according to the age and tastes of the little ones in the house will guarantee the success of your stay.
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