Five Reasons Barcelona is Good for a Family Camping Holiday

 

Barcelona is one of the world’s great city break destinations. However, perhaps the thought of staying in a city hotel and paying a lot for the holiday puts many travelers off the idea. It certainly isn’t the cheapest city in the world to take a holiday with a family, but staying in a campsite like El Delfin Verde in Torroella de Montgri could provide a more affordable way of seeing the delights of Barcelona. Here are five reasons to consider the option:

1. Get a Good Value Break

One of the reasons why camping holidays have traditionally been popular with families is that they offer great value for money. This means that travelers could stay for longer than they might be able to afford in a hotel. By staying a little bit out of Barcelona in one of the campsites featured on the likes of the Eurocamp website, it’s possible to make a modest budget go further and travelers will still be able to take day trips into the city.

Campsites like this can be a lot of fun for families and are a great way to save money.

Campsites like this can be a lot of fun for families and are a great way to save money.

2. See More of the Area

The city of Barcelona is a fantastic place to spend some time but many of the city’s visitors neglect to visit the area around it. Staying in a campsite in the Costa Brava or Costa Dorada allows travelers to be close to Barcelona but also easily able to enjoy other great places such as Figueres, Tarragona and Port Aventura. Families should feel a lot happier knowing that they have seen a lot of the region and this also means that they will keep the kids interested by going to different places and not risking them getting bored.

The beach at Tarragona, which is a city about 100 kilometers south of Barcelona.

The beach at Tarragona, which is a city about 100 kilometers south of Barcelona.

3. Be More Independent

Camping trips are wonderful for independent families, as instead of being stuck in a hotel they can instead make the campsite their home for the duration of the holiday. For example, the pleasure of home cooking is one thing a lot of people miss when they stay in a hotel. The area around Barcelona is famous for its tapas restaurants but it is also a good place to buy fresh natural ingredients and cook something for the family.

La Boqueria, Barcelona's famous fruit and produce market, is a great place to stock up on supplies.

La Boqueria, Barcelona’s famous fruit and produce market, is a great place to stock up on supplies.

4. Enjoy More Activities

[Also see our travel article “Barcelona Budget Travel Guide“]

One of the big risks with any city break is that the younger members of the family might not find enough activities to keep them happy. Barcelona has some staggering pieces of architecture such as La Sagrada Familia and a lot of culture and art. However, these aren’t exactly attractions which appeal to a lot of youngsters. The good news is that many modern campsites offer the chance to go to the beach, go for a walk in lovely countryside or do any one a number of other things which aren’t so easy to do from the base of a city hotel.

The Sagrada Familia is famed architect Gaudi's Requiem, as it's still under construction more than 100 years later.

The Sagrada Familia is famed architect Gaudi’s Requiem, as it’s still under construction more than 100 years later.

5. Use A Wide Range of Facilities

Swimming pools, gyms, cycle hire and football facilities are among the top facilities on campsite for active families. This certainly makes it a lot easier to keep everyone in the group active and happy for longer. Some of these facilities might be found in expensive hotels, but when price is taken into consideration the campsite really can’t be beaten. In fact, many campsites around Barcelona offer so many facilities that families could easily spend the entire holiday there without anyone getting bored.

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