- Costa Del Sol Family holidays
Cheap family holidays on the Costa del Sol have been creating happy memories for generations of Brits, and the destination is still one of the most popular in the world. It's one of the easiest to get to, with plenty of flights from airports up and down the UK, and one of the shortest flight times to get to continental Europe's best beaches. It truly lives up to its name as the Coast of the Sun, and there's a huge proportion of British holidaymakers who have soaked up that sun on a Costa del Sol beach at some point in their life.
The ultimate family holiday
It's hard to overstate how well equipped the Costa del Sol is for family holidays. Package tours from the UK give you everything you need - flights, coach or taxi transfers from the airport, accommodation suitable for the age of your children, and the full range of choices from room-only or self-catering properties right through to half-board, full-board and all-inclusive breaks. Room-only typically offers the lowest upfront price for cheap family holidays on the Costa del Sol, and lets you plan your own meals - eating what you want, when you want, either in the hotel restaurant by paying per meal, or anywhere else around the resort.
Family sun tips
If you're hitting the beach, around the hotel pool or heading to an aqua park, take precautions against exposure to the sun. A floppy sun hat or baseball cap is a sensible accessory while walking around, and good sun cream, ideally with a waterproof element to it, can help your skin to withstand the rays for longer. Even more effective is loose-fitting cotton clothing, which can actually keep you feeling more comfortable than naked skin, as it will take the edge off of the sun while still allowing heat and moisture away from your body.
If you're booking family holidays on the Costa del Sol, make sure you read the full description to see what activities are available for the kids. These are often part of the price, so make the most of what is an adventure for them, but effectively babysitting time for you so you can get out and enjoy your holiday on your own for a while, before reuniting with the kids to find out about their day.
Why the Costa del Sol is so great for families
One of the most visited parts of Europe, the Costa del Sol is filled with affordable and facility-packed resorts ideal for holidaying families. With pool complexes, kids clubs, evening entertainment and more, there's something for kids of all ages. Leaving you with some free grown-up time to enjoy. Hit the beach, soak up the sun, or head to a waterpark for a family day out. Try out some Spanish cuisine, or stick to what you know in a range of international restaurants and cafes along the coast. Costa del Sol family holidays offer the lot.