The choice of a destination for a family vacation depends on the duration of the flight, the climate of the resort, the characteristics of the beach, the hotel's infrastructure and the attractions of the region. Therefore, small, quiet towns close to tourist centers can be ideal places for young children and their parents.
The golden coast of the Spanish resort Costa Dorada
A seaside vacation with a small child presupposes a clean sandy beach with a gentle slope to the water and rich nature. These are the conditions that await young guests at Costa Dorada, just an hour's drive from Barcelona. Most of the beaches in the region are marked with "blue flags", which speaks of the environmental friendliness and complete safety of this coast. It is best to go to the resort in July and August, when the water temperature reaches 25-26 degrees, and the air warms up to 29 degrees.
La Pineda and Miami Playa are considered the quietest areas, while Tarragona and Salou, where the famous PortAventura amusement park is located, are suitable for active entertainment. For snorkeling, deep diving, windsurfing and sailing, it is best to go to Calafell. For families in the mountains, the Hospitalet de Infante, with golf courses and exciting cycling trails, is perfect.
Rest among coniferous forests in the Croatian Zaton
For lovers of a relaxing seaside holiday, it is best to go to Zaton and relax among pine forests with salubrious air and golden sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Staying at Zaton Holiday Resort, you can enjoy complete unity with nature by choosing a mobile home, tent or bungalow with a kitchen for accommodation. The whole family can go cycling, ride ponies and horses, play tennis and take a refreshing dip in the pool.
Young travelers will be delighted by the water attractions and playgrounds. For older tourists, yoga diving courses, dance lessons and aerobics classes are available in the morning. Curious travelers can go to the ancient royal city of Nin, located just 3 km from the resort, to Plitvice Lakes, to waterfalls and beaches marked with "blue flags" of purity.
Treasures of the sunken city in the vicinity of Hurghada
The availability of Egypt annually attracts thousands of Russian tourists to its resorts. For families with young children, it is best to choose the surroundings of Hurghada. Popular among them are the secluded Sahl Hasheesh with an old sunken city, Soma Bay with a coral reserve and the Makadi Bay resort, completely focused on European tourists. Due to the summer heat and winter sandstorms, it is best for parents to travel in the fall and spring months.
Revived myths of ancient Greece
The easiest way to combine beach and educational holidays is in the ancient Greek resorts of Halkidiki and Peloponnese, the islands of Rhodes, Corfu and Crete. Here, children will not only enjoy fresh fruits, picturesque beaches, but also get acquainted with the myths and ancient Greek gods of Olympus on exciting excursions.
The most secluded resort, hidden in the mountains of the Peloponnese, is Luntaki. Here you can relax and forget about the hustle and bustle of the city amid mineral springs and blooming greenery. In addition to relaxing at sea, prepared trips to the waterfalls and caves of the national park, visiting the ancient fortress and fort, as well as the ruins of Sparta. For sightseeing holidays, it is better to choose May and September, and it is best to enjoy the sea from July to August.
Oriental tales in the UAE
The United Arab Emirates should be chosen for families with children only in spring and autumn, when the weather is not so hot and the sea is warm enough. For family travel, Fujairah and Ras al-Khaimah are suitable, where there are a lot of water attractions, clean beaches and beautiful architecture.Children and their parents will love the organized hikes, try archery, go mountaineering and build their own raft. Nature lovers should visit the Al-Wurraya waterfalls, the Ain al-Gamur mineral springs and the Ain al-Madhab gardens.
Wellness holiday in Bulgaria
The pleasant climate of Bulgaria, coupled with low prices for holidays, is the most optimal alternative to the domestic Black Sea resorts. For families with small children, Sveti Vlas is suitable, which is located just 5 km from the bustling Sunny Beach and neighboring the town of Nessebar, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The healing mountain air and coniferous forests of the resort create a special microclimate that is useful for pulmonary diseases.
Not far from Varna, in the mountains, there is the secluded resort of St. Constantine and Helena with mineral springs and a five-kilometer beach that will turn any family vacation into a fairy tale. In autumn, hotels in Bulgaria are always happy to offer tourists indoor heated pools, so even in September-October you can organize an exciting vacation and get your own piece of summer.