Family fun in Barcelona?
March 27, 2012 8:21 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a family friendly resort within a few hours of Barcelona

We want to spend a few days in the sea and sun in late June. We will have a nine year old and a one point five year old. We plan to fly in and out of Barcelona so we would like to be fairly close. A nice hotel in Barcelona would be a nice bonus as would any nice day trips.
posted by shothotbot to Travel & Transportation around Barcelona, Spain (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
You probably want something in the Costa Brava. Just north of Barcelona. Gorgeous and somewhat touristy--but in your case, with small children, that's probably a good thing. You'll probably encounter a lot of British vacationers. I'm afraid I don't have a specific resort to recommend, though.
posted by tully_monster at 8:49 AM on March 27, 2012

Oropesa del Mar is in Valencia province - about 2.5 hours drive from Barcelona. Trains are pretty good. Beautiful, fifties feel to the place. Gorgeous beaches. Fantastic seafood. It's been twenty years since I was last there and I still dream about the place...
posted by HarrysDad at 9:46 AM on March 27, 2012

Port Aventura? (not a personal recommendation as I've never been; I just know it exists)
posted by robtoo at 10:55 AM on March 27, 2012

We stay at San Pol (Sant Pau) which is less touristy than many places along the train route north of Barcelona. It has the added bonus of an excellent Michelin 5 star restaurant.
posted by JJ86 at 11:42 AM on March 27, 2012

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