Making the Best of a Family Vacation
Family holidays are what memories are made of – blue skies, sun-warmed skin, sandcastles and laughter. For a good, old-fashioned summer break, perfect for families and those seeking rest and relaxation, a great choice is Aguadulce. The good news is, it’s not too far away either, sat snug in southern Spain, so no long-haul flights or stressful transfers!
Low-cost airlines have made short-haul travel available to everyone, and costs are cut even further by taking full advantage of great-value airport extras. I recently used Manchester Airport parking and was really impressed with the service and price I got. This is a godsend for those travelling with children, as airport taxis can be expensive, not to mention stressful. If your flight is early, I’d really recommend an airport hotel, meaning everyone is chilled out prior to boarding and not ready to scream! There’s a great range of airport hotels to choose from a personal favourite of mine is the Jurys Inn at Heathrow Airport. I’d definitely recommend looking into it; after all, a good holiday deserves a restful start.
Once you’re in the resort, you’ll find it easy to get around, with a reliable bus network, however, I’d suggest hiring a car if possible, because the area around Aguadulce is really beautiful and worth exploring.
When I think back to my summer holidays, I always picture the beach, and even now this is where I centre my break. Aguadulce is blessed with a beautiful sandy beach – the perfect site for a day’s sunbathing. If you’re feeling the need for a cool down in the summer heat, then water sports are available too. Alternatively, for a less sandy, but no drier day out, nearby Roquetas de Mar has a water park and is a great fun day out for the kids, and big kids, alike.
For those that love architecture and history, nearby Almeria is the place to head. On the other side of the scale, nature lovers will love Cabo de Gata-Nijar, a nearby nature reserve, teeming with wildlife to spot.
Because this is a predominantly family-orientated, chilled-out kind of resort in Spain, you won’t find loud clubs and bars, instead, you’ll find laid-back bars and restaurants offering a peaceful type of entertainment. Food-wise, nobody will go hungry, as there’s a wide range of menus available, however, I’d definitely recommend trying some traditional Spanish cuisine whilst you’re in the homeland, and paella is the one to try.
Whether it be rest and relaxation or holiday fun with the family, I think Aguadulce ticks all the boxes. I’d really consider looking into airport extras to make your time away that extra special, and not travel headache-inducing, with airport parking and hotels making everything much less stressful. If you’re travelling from Heathrow the Crowne Plaza is a fantastic choice and offers great rates too.
Why not make some of those family summer holiday memories in Aguadulce?