Punta Negra Resort at Palma Nova, Spain. photo via http://holidays.syl.com/
Palma Nova in Majorca is a fantastic family friendly destination to consider for your next holiday. At a mere two hours away, those travelling with young children needn’t worry about restlessness on the flight, and Palma Nova is just a 20 minute transfer from the airport.
You’ll also find the warm but gentle climate in Majorca to be ideal for children. Although avoiding August might be a good idea if you have babies or toddlers in tow.
Lively, but not raucous, Palma Nova has the perfect atmosphere for families, and you’re sure to enjoy the resort’s three golden sand beaches, which are all connected by a shop and café lined promenade.
All of Palma Nova’s beaches are family-friendly, with the largest one, Playa de Palmanova, boasting blue flag status. Why not take a glass bottomed boat tour, or hire a pedalo, for some family fun in the water?
Alternatively, simply relax and let the kids go wild with a bucket and spade. Sometimes you just can’t beat the simple things in life, and letting the kids enjoy the sand, sea and sunshine is what family sun holidays are all about.
Those who prefer to swim with the kids in the hotel pool will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a Palma Nova hotel. The Mimosa Park Hotel is fantastically located, at just 500 metres from the beach, making it great for saving little legs, and boasts a great pool, entertainment, sports facilities and family rooms. You’ll find some great family holiday deals for this hotel and many more in Majorca, at Airtours.co.uk.
Away from the beach or the hotel pool, Palma Nova has some fantastic family attractions, including the breathtaking Pirates Adventure Show for little pirates, the wild west themed Western Theme Park for little cowboys and the Aqualand waterpark for little water babies.
Palma Nova was made for family sun holidays to remember.
Aqualand, photo via http://www.europe-autos.com
Balcony of awe. *google image*
Summer is almost here (on our part of the world) and booking one deal of the available cheap Benidorm holidays is something that I’ve been contemplating on. The famous Balcony of the Mediterrenean – atop the blueness of the sea has piqued my interest since I saw it featured at one of my favorite websites. Benidorm is one of the most popular resort on the Costa Blanca, Spain. Summer vacation in this beautiful coast is a complete package especially if kids are involved. To summarize, here are a few of what you can do in Benidorm.
Play with the dolphins at Mundomar. Mundomar is a marine exotic animal park where children can get to be close with dolphins at the dolphinarium. The whole family will also enjoy parrot shows, see flamingos, turtles, sea lions, penguins upclose, be scared a bit at a bat cave, a children’s park, and a galleon with an underwater view.
Dolphins showing off. photo via http://www.flickr.com/photos/palmbeachbenidorm/
Visit Terra Natura. See the healthiest wild animals from the different regions of the earth. Terra Natura is a theme park showcasing elephants, monkeys, tigers, hippopotamus and more, although caged are well-kept in really clean environment. Also to look out for are the colorful display of the birds, poisonous creatures upclose, big wild animals who will be willing to take photos with you – mascots. Also fun and what every kid would enjoy is to feed the animals themselves and the most fun in it all is they get to ride a donkey!
Be fascinated with the Old Town and the Sandcastles. Benidorm’s Old Town is relatively small but every inch Spanish. The charm of old Spanish architecture is hard to resist and that’s just how Benidorm’s is. Find a pub or a cafe and have a cup of churros con chocolate before you explore the wonderful works of art at the beaches of Levante, sand sculptures. I could only make a pail sandcastle but there, they have the most intricate designs of the biggest sand sculptures.
Slide and wave.
Walk around the Parks or cool down at the Waterparks. Parque de l’Aigüera is the biggest park in Benidorm. It is a public park in the neoclassical style and separates the Old Town from the modern city. A truly beautiful crossover so to say. Aqua Natura is a waterpark inside the Terra Natura…and you and the kids can cool down in the only water attractionthat lets you experience the feeling of zero gravity.
There’s also Aqualandia where the kids can truly enjoy summer or cool off from the heat. Aqualandia has very good pools and wonderful slides plus a number of great food joints for you to enjoy. The kind of pool adventurous families would look for.
Plaza de la Hispanidad. The heart and soul of Benidorm. Most commonly known as the Triangle Square, the plaza is a hot spot for good restaurants serving the best food, outdoor cafes and shops. This is where you go to enjoy shopping and experiencing the lives of the locals.
(photo from google images)
Early this year, I’ve been talking to a friend about a trip to Spain. She applied for a scholarship and we were both excited – we were already planning on visiting a few of Spain’s famous tourist spots, a day-trip to Budapest and another to Prague. However, for some reasons, it didn’t push through.
Seeing a lot of cheap flights to Palma de Mallorca advertisements and lovely photos around the web makes me want to go. I think I’m as broken hearted as my friend is…I still have a lot of reasons to go on a Spain trip but it would be much more fun with a friend along…hey girl, do apply again and I’ll wait for this trip of ours.