I have a soft spot for Spain, from the moment I coveted castanets and a straw donkey on a family trip to Majorca in the 1970s. More holidays to Spain continued and even in my twenties I joined my mum and dad on a trip to Tenerife where I met my future husband – who said holiday romances don’t last?
If you want to know why Spain has been a favourite destination for so many years, I think the following posts will give you some idea. Whether you’re a city tripper or a beach bum, come with me on a tour of sunny Spain and find some holiday inspiration from bloggers who have visited within the last year.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit Madrid, Barcelona and Seville over recent years and each one had something different to offer in terms of art, history and the most incredible architecture. I’d like to share some blog posts which give you tapas in Madrid, bikes in Seville and a large helping of Gaudi in Barcelona. I’m already planning a return trip and Granada and Ronda are both on my list.
Make Madrid yours – Oregon Girl Around the World
Mother’s ruin? Scouting out the best gin and best tapas in Madrid – Space in Your Case
The ultimate Barcelona tour guide according to travel bloggers – Zena’s Suitcase
48 hours in Barcelona – The Diary of a Jewellery Lover
A day in and around Montjuic with a baby – Wandermust Family
What to do on a short break to Seville – Mum’s Gone To…
Seville on two wheels – Scribbler in Seville
Snapshots from Granada – Piccolo Explorer
Top 5 reasons to visit Ronda – Topsy Turvy Tribe
On the Costas
If you’re looking to have some fun on the beach, may I suggest banana boats in Calella on the Costa Barcelona? Or maybe some upmarket shopping in Puerto Banus is more your style? Spain does sun, sand and sea very well and I can’t think of a better place to try camping either – just think of that wonderful weather.
Costa Barcelona with kids – Travel Loving Family
Giants and banana boats: one day in Calella in Costa Barcelona – Mummy Travels
More to Murcia than buckets and spades – Way Too Much Luggage
Puerto Banus – You Need To Visit
Camping La Siesta, Costa Brava – North East Family Fun
Probably not so familiar to most of us, there is some spectacular scenery in the northern regions of Spain. Find your own space, take a deep breath and enjoy a different type of Spanish holiday. If you want to know what it’s to live there, look no further than Mary’s blog, Asturian Diary.
Visiting the 3 regions of Aragon – A Modern Mother
Between sea & sky – Picos de Europa – A Bavarian Sojourn
Trekking from Dobarganes to Pico Jano – POD Travels
Eat, drink, breathe, repeat: A Galicia travel weekend – The Family Adventure Project
Family backpacking in the Posets – Frog Mom
All age groups will find their own special place in either Majorca, Menorca or Ibiza. I spent my honeymoon on the tiny island of Formentera, just off Ibiza, and still recall the fabulous white beaches. For families, you can’t go wrong if you choose some Mediterranean island magic.
8 baby and toddler friendly hotels in Majorca – Kiddie Holidays
10 reasons Menorca is perfect for families – Truly Madly Kids
5 reasons why Ibiza is perfect for family holidays – Tin Box Traveller
Captivating Canary Islands
I can’t promise you’ll find love here, as I did, but you will find year-round sunshine. A great family destination, as the following posts show, but also some stunning landscapes.
10 top things to do in Lanzarote with kids – Jenography.net
Bitacora Hotel: Tenerife review – Jennifer’s Little World
Why Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, is perfect for families – Family Travel Times
Lanzarote, landscape and art on the trail of Manrique – Where Jo Goes
Top 12 things to do with kids in Gran Canaria – Our Bucket List Lives
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