What to do in Fuerteventura with your family?

Fuerteventura is of the most charming islands in the Canary Islands. Tenerife is really popular, but Fuerteventura is becoming also really famous among travellers, especially Jandia Beach, one of the largest beaches in the island, perfect for watersports and one of the best family holiday destinations.

If you are planning your next family holidays, we suggest you visit Fuerteventura, a multicultural island with amazing volcanic landscapes and where you will enjoy the nice African climate, the sun, the beaches and the delicious gastronomy.

Are you ready to discover Fuerteventura?

family accomodation in Jandía Beach

family accomodation in Jandía Beach

Which places to visit?

You cannot miss Jandia Beach in the beautiful Atlantic island. It’s not just the most beautiful beach in the island, but one of the biggest in the Canary Islands. It’s also the place where you will find most of the greatest hotel offer.

Fuerteventura hosts Lebrancho Rock, one of the most popular festivals in the island. Local and Canarian music groups are playing in this famous festival close to Holy Week.

Visit Llano’s Cove in Fuerteventura, a unique adventure for your family that will make you discover the volcanic eruptions history and its consequences, as well as the exotic animals living in the coves.

Miguel de Unamuno lived in Fuerteventura during his exile. He lived in a house which is now a museum, Unamuno’s Museum. You can find some of his unique writings written while he was in Fuerteventura.

Accommodation options

If you want to stay in Fuerteventura, there’s a hotel chain offering all the comfort and excellent services your family needs. IBEROSTAR has three hotels and you can choose the one that best meets your needs.

  • Fuerteventura Palace Hotel: it’s located in Jandia Beach in an exclusive area. This All-Inclusive hotel is only oriented to adults and offers a great spa & wellness area. All your need will be met in this hotel.
  • Playa Gaviotas Hotel: gourmet gastronomy, sport areas and kids club for children under the age of 16. It’s one of the best All-Inclusive hotels in Fuerteventura for couples and families.
  • Playa Gaviotas Park Hotel: a family friendly hotel which offers an amazing Bowling Bar, outdoor pools, live music and a small disco; 3 kids club; fitness and spa areas. All these and much more at Jandia Beach.
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A very special hotel: Sol Katmandu Park

Sol Katmandu Park & Resort is one of the most amazing hotel resorts in Majorca: original, unique and full of surprises. A surprising hotel? Of course, this is not a random hotel: it’s a hotel designed as an amusement park, recently built and with high-tech facilities, offering you personalized customer service in all languages.  A perfect place for your family holiday break: entertainment at the hotel itself. You don’t need to leave the hotel for any reason, except for swimming at the Mediterranean sea.

The hotel is a new project of Melia hotel chain and is part of  Sol Hotels family hotels portfolio, offering great facilities and excellent children’s services. Katmandu emerged some years ago on one the most original entertaining parks in the Balearic Islands: we first see an upside-down house on a garden that seems to be taken from an animation film.

themed park hotel in Majorca

themed park hotel in Majorca

Sol Katmandu Park has been awarded as the second themed park for families in Spain, the perfect place for families and especially for kids to enjoy holidays to the fullest due to the wide range of possible activities for both kids and adults. We must also stand out the advantages and excellent amenities of this 4-star hotel in Magaluf.

Magaluf with kids

Although Magaluf is known as a holiday destination for young people looking for extreme parties, sunny weather and beaches, Magaluf is also a nice charming town designed for quiet family holidays. It has many beautiful beaches, with light winds and swell, perfect for kids swim. We can find some aquariums, golf courses, children’s parks and excursion areas nearby.

The best hotels are located in front of the beach, close to a nice path along the coast, within just 200 – 250 meters from the beach, where the atmosphere is quiet and you can take a relaxing and pleasant break.

What to know about family holidays?

Many people thinks travelling with family is the best time for sharing, enjoying free time, and spending time with our beloved ones. On the other hand, some people finds it a hard daily routine they would prefer to avoid. Both thoughts are right, and both have positive and negative aspects.

Sometimes family holidays are wrongly organized and families don’t choose the right destination. In this article, we can find some recommendations for the perfect family holidays.

What family holidays should be

Family holidays with or without kids, with or without grandparents should be pleasant for the whole family, in order them to spend time together, discover new places, learn new things, support each other and share their hobbies.

Family-friendly hotel in Cadis

Family-friendly hotel in Cadis

Family holidays should also include some free time to rest and enjoy nice talks, as well as spending time independently, but without isolating from the rest of the group.

However, it’s not always easy to find a destination which everybody likes. PArt of the group would like to visit Malaga, but the rest would like to stay at a hotel in the centre of Granada. Everybody would like different things, and the balance among all interests is essential to enjoy a memorable holiday.

How family holidays sometimes end up

Unfortunately, due to poor organization and last minute decisions, family holidays end up being a caos and some family members end up arguing. Children want to watch a film, adults want to rest and some of them want to go for a drink and listen good live music.

When this happens, there are two alternatives: either you go on holidays alone, or stay with the family without doing anything, or not enjoying holidays in order to please the rest of the group.

The perfect family holidays…

Perfect family holidays include:

  • The right destination choice.
  • Choose those activities that the whole family would like and find the perfect balance
  • Everybody should know the length of the travel in advance.
  • Hotels like Vincci Bit or a hotel in Cadis, offer family packages which could be the perfect example of a correct organization.
  • In reference to holiday planning, you should never be authoritarian.

Tips for your perfect family holidays

Holy Week is coming and we need to plan our holidays. Kids have school holidays and it’s time to have a break and relax. One of the best family holiday destinations is Majorca, a place where you and your children will enjoy the beach, the natural environment, the sunny weather and the quiet atmosphere.

The island offers lots of interesting spots that you can visit, explore and take pictures with your family. You cannot miss some of these places like the centre of Palma, especially if you are visiting Majorca for the first time. Here’s a list of the most emblematic places of Majorca:

La Seul Cathedral, Majorca

La Seul Cathedral, Majorca

  • Majorca’s Cathedral: it’s one of the most beautiful gothic monuments in the world. The cathedral, also known as “La Seu” is not just an emblematic temple of the island, but a wonderful building that characterizes the city of Palma and its people. n
  •  Bellver’s Castle: an impressive castle which towers can be spotted from far away. It is located near a beautiful pine forest. We have panoramic views of Palma’s Bay from the top of the castle. The castle hosts special celebrations during the spring months, as the popular Angel’s celebration.
  • Almudaina: it is one of the most emblematic buildings in the city located just in front of Majorca’s Cathedral. The Spanish Royal Family still hosts official receptions during their holidays in the island.
  • Santa Catalina neighbourhood: it is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Palma, where we can find many bars, nightclubs and restaurants. It’s one of the best places to have a drink or snack on weekends.
  • Jaime III, Sindicat, Sant Miquel and Borne Streets.- it’s the best shopping area in Palma, an essential tour to buy some top brand clothes, accessories or original products. Moreover, there are lots of charming cafés with nice terraces where you can drink something and have a rest.

In reference to accommodation, if you have already planned your family holidays in Majorca, you should book a child friendly hotel. Palmanova and Playa de Palma -because of their comfort and proximity to the airport- are the best areas where you can find child friendly hotels.

Some of the best family hotels are:

Sol Hotels for families

Sol Hotels for families