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Things to do

Family fun in the Costa Blanca

 

There’s a fantastic range of family activities in the Costa Blanca! We’ve picked out some of the best for this sunny Spanish region.

For a family holiday filled with fun, activities and sunshine, there aren’t many better places than the Costa Blanca. This coastal region in southern Spain has long been a favourite for holidaymakers from the UK. That’s especially the case in Benidorm and Alicante, where you’ll find the biggest choice of attractions for families.

To make things easier when you visit, we’ve picked some of the top family activities in the Costa Blanca, so you’ll be in the know before you go:

1. Alicante tram

2. Terra Mítica theme park

3. Rio Safari Park

4. Aqualandia

5. Algar Waterfalls

6. Castillo de Santa Barbara

7. Dino Park

8. Tabarca

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1. Alicante tram

What a fun way to explore the Costa Blanca! Simply hop on this excellent value tram for connections to Alicante, Benidorm, Terra Mítica theme park, Benissa, Calpe and more. Along the way, you’ll enjoy some stunning sea views. And don’t worry – you can change the language to ‘English’ for buying tickets at the machine and stations are clearly signposted.

2. Terra Mítica theme park

This large theme park is always a popular choice for families. Based in Benidorm and with an inventive mythological theme, it has a huge range of rides for all ages. That includes the white-knuckle drop tower, The Flight of the Phoenix, and more sedate boat rides and gondolas for younger visitors.

3. Rio Safari Park

This zoo close to Alicante and Elche has many different exotic animals in natural habitats. You’ll have the chance to get close to tigers, giraffes and chimpanzees. Next, sit on a train for the safari experience as you pass by zebras, buffaloes and more.

4. Aqualandia

One of the biggest waterparks in Spain, there are no less than 15 attractions at Aqualandia. That includes one of Europe’s highest slides! If you’re feeling brave, Vertigo plunges 33m, reaching speeds of up to 100kmph! Luckily, there are more relaxing rides, such as Zig Zag and Splash, and you can also enjoy the Wave Pool and Niagara area. The sunbeds, snack bar and pizzeria across the park mean you can spend the whole day here with your family.

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5. Algar Waterfalls

This stunning beauty spot is a can’t-miss attraction wherever you’re staying on the Costa Blanca. The entrance fees for the park are great value, so it makes the perfect family day out. You’ll then follow a footpath that takes in the series of stunning, cascading waters within this lush nature reserve. There are several steps along the path, but there’s a balcony railing to hold on to if it’s slippery!

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6. Castillo de Santa Barbara

Want to take in the best views in Alicante? Simply make your way to the top of Castillo de Santa Barbara. The castle is perched atop Mount Benacantil and actually dates as far back as the 9th century. To save the strain on your legs you can even take a lift to the top. Either way, you’ll be rewarded with views of the harbour and stunning seafront horizon.

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7. Dino Park

Based in the Cactus Algar Garden near Benidorm, the Dino Park boasts huge robotic models of dinosaurs along with plenty of fun attractions for families. Visit the 3D cinema to discover more about the creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago. There’s also the Journey to Earth’s Past centre that has artefacts from ancient eras, and a playground based around palaeontology for mini-explorers!

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8. Tabarca

A visit to Tabarca makes an exciting day trip during family holidays on the Costa Blanca. This tiny islet is surrounded by a marine reserve due to its crystal clear waters and abundance of sea life. Stop by at Tabarca beach and find out more about the history of the island, which was once a stop off point for Barbary pirates, before settling down at an authentic restaurant by the seafront.

Now you know more about some of the best family activities on the Costa Blanca, it’s time to plan your visit to the region with Jet2holidays! You’ll find plenty of family-friendly hotels in Benidorm and Calpe too.

Posted: 22nd Apr 2019.

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