Costa Del Sol for Kids

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  1. CJB

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    As part of our summer holiday trip I have to take the kids 6 and 10 to a child orientated campsite with pools and ideally by the beach, life is a compromise.

    Any recommendations?
     
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    Which country / county?
     
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    You're being a bit pedantic are you not?
     
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    Camping Cabopino. http://www.campingcabopino.com/en

    Lots of activities for children, including 2 swimming pools, organised sports and events, and a Childrens only activity salon.

    Also a good opportunity to let them mix with kids of all Nationalities.



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    Ok I am going to stop being helpful and go and stand in the naughty corner :)
    Note to self don't just read the post read the title too ;)
     
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    Problem if you have a motorhome is its not a nice walk to the supermarket along the main road,,,rubbish and dead dogs along the so called footpath. BUSBY.
     
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    Costa del sol + Spanish campsite + August weather. !!!
    Where is that box of Funster medals., Brave man

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    I shouldn't comment. Were off to Benidorm with our grandkids. !
     
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    YES.. We had a rally there with over 30 Funster vans.
    Small pool, On the beach but very little else for kids... Great site but I dont think it's what you are looking for..
    Does it have to be Costa del sol ??. Plus you know It wont be cheap..
     
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    Never seen a dead dog in the 8 years I've been going there.

    Shops? 5 minutes on the bus!

    I know it's 3rd world Spain, but they do have Buses.

    You'll be telling me everyone walks about on the beach starkers next!



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    We are travelling from Santander via Madrid, Grenada so the Costa Del Sol seems like the best bet before we move on to Seville then Portugal.

    The wife likes the look of being near the beach, but I thought the kids may get bored as not a lot to do. Plus I will have just dragged them around Madrid and Grenada, so I like to take them somewhere they can have a bit of fun.
     
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    May I suggest that the Costa Blanca on the way down May be better? We are doing a similar route and are at Almafra at the moment, leaving on the 4th August. We have been amazed by how really good this area is and very very affordable.
    We then are planning Murcia area for a few days, Nerja/Malaga, then Seville and into Portugal.
    There are plenty of sites in this area, and most appear to have pools etc, also the public transport is cheap and very regular, Tram and Bus. Benidorm has great beaches, Albir has a pebble beach but lots of local stuff and L, Alfas Del Pi is full of proper Spanish shops, Tapaseria and small bars. Just a thought.
     
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    Yes Costa Blanca is very nice, however we are getting the ferry to Santander then driving straight down via Madrid
     
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    I stepped over two in the first walk to Lidle. Must have been unlucky..Mind you probably would not have noticed if i was on bus but its only about a mile to Lidle. Nice over the bridge on the beach though,,,,BUSBY.
     
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    Will be there for Xmas New year Jan and Feb. We love it there.BUSBY:):):)
     
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    Once you've left Granada, I guess you'll head down the motorway to the coast at Motril (about an hour's drive) If you then bear right and follow the Motorway (direction Malaga) to Torre del mar the site there (of the same name!) is large, has a pool and a clubhouse, and is very very close to beach and shops/bars etc.
    Not stayed there, but had a walk around the site a few months ago when we were there - and bought a villa not too far away!!!

    http://www.campingtorredelmar.com/inicio.php

    Theres a nother site called El Pino close by, but thats a fair hike from the sea and the life so I'd avoid that one.
     
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    Why are you going from Santander and heading south ? The basque region and around are for me the most stunning parts of Spain your heading away from some hidden gems .. Just saying
     
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    Yes that is a beautiful part of Spain. However there are some things in Madrid I want to see and also to visit Alhambra is Grenada. Which I believe is one of Spain's must see sites.
     
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