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    A cheap family package holiday to Spain is an icon of British summer holidays, whether you head to the mainland of the country, the Balearics or even the Canaries. All have their own personalities and suit different types of family, from those seeking more of a party atmosphere, to those who just want a quiet beach to relax together on. Thanks to the long-held association between British holidaymakers and Spain in general, you can expect a warm welcome and good facilities wherever you go, and many destinations throughout the country only continue to get better as time goes by.

    Lots of Costas

    The east coast of the mainland is divided into the various different Costas, including of course the Costa del Sol. While they are all ultimately part of the same shore, they make it easier to plan for family holidays in Spain as each Costa has its own character and microclimate, so you can research in advance to find out what temperatures to expect, and pack accordingly - remember to always take a strong sun cream and loose lightweight cotton clothing to act as a physical barrier against the hottest sunlight of the day.

    Kick back in the Balearics

    Don't be misled by the old idea that Ibiza is the party capital of the Balearic Islands. While the island certainly still knows how to have a good time, you can also have relaxing family holidays in Spain's sleepier Balearics. Minorca is a great example of this, with its smaller resorts and their less crowded beaches, although again the locals know how to enjoy themselves, and if you're lucky enough to be on the island during the weekend when a festival or fiesta is taking place, you should make sure to be in the right town or village to join the festivities.

    More character in the Canaries

    Just like the Balearics, the Canaries have their own individual characters too, and are some of the best destinations for family holidays to Spain. In return for the four-hour flight time, you land much closer to the equator, and this means the temperatures can be warmer and more consistent. The main tourist resorts of the Canaries are well developed and ideally suited to families with young children, and you may find you can put your children into a kids' club for even more entertainment.

    Why Spain is so great for families

    The Spanish love children and make sure that youngsters are given the same warm welcome as their parents. Family holidays in Spain provide visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, from horse-riding to surfing, and explore some of Europe's best kids' attractions. All of this, combined with a pleasant climate, delicious cuisine, stunning beaches and Spain's relaxed lifestyle, ensures that tired families are thoroughly revitalised by the end of their stay in this uniquely colourful destination.

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