What springs to mind when you think of Andalucia? Flamenco dancers, Matadors, Fiestas and tapas? Spains’ most southern region and made up of 8 provinces: Cadiz, Cordoba, Jaen, Huelva, Almeria, Malaga, Granada and Seville, Andalucia is a great option for families.
Room for 5 has found lots of hotels and apartments in Andalucia that can sleep big families here: www.roomfor5.co.uk/list/171 but what can you do once you’re there?
Apart from the fabulous beaches of the Costa del sol, Costa de la Luz, Costa Almeria and Costa Tropical, there are lots of things to do in Andalucia for big families.
If you are in the Malaga area, then a trip to Fuengirola zoo is a must! They have lots of animals, from gorillas to tigers and crocodiles to orangutans, maybe the best thing is the moonlight visit – Throughout July and August the Bioparc stays open until 1.00 am allowing visitors to observe the more nocturnally-active species, such as leopards, flying foxes and porcupines.
One of Spains most popular and spectacular sites are the Nerja Caves, they are are a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite, a 32 metre high column measuring 13 metres by 7 metres at its base.
There is no better way to see the beautiful countryside than bike riding and there are lots of places where you can hire bicycles in Andalucia from as little as €10 a day for kids and €25 for adults www.andaluciancyclingexperience.com
Crocodile Park in Torremelinos is home to around 250 Crocodiles, one of which just so happens to be “Paco”, the largest Crocodile in Europe! www.cocodrilospark.com/
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